Table lamps – our pick of the best

Choose the right table lamp to add the perfect glow to your decorating scheme - we picked our favourite designs

From task light to accent lighting the right table lamp can change the whole feel of your room. Elements to think about when considering a lamp are firstly making sure you have the right the right size and shape to suit your room and scheme. Large lighting in strong colours will, of course, create a statement whereas smaller more neutral versions will blend effortlessly into the background casting a gentle glow. The shape and colour of table lamps also have two personalities so be sure you are happy with how they look both unlit during the day and then lit at night. Whether you are a lover of dramatic designs or prefer a classic subtle style, we've picked a selection of the best table lamps that will offer the perfect ambience for you.

Caged Bird Table Lamp

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1. Caged Bird Table Lamp


Bulb type - E27: max 40 watts
Dimensions: H66 D15-30cm

With a caged upright shade and modern tripod legs, this contemporary table lamp will soon become the talking point of your living room. The galvanised metal has a look of antique brass, while the gritty style is perfect for industrial schemes. Galvanised Iron.

Caged Bird Table Lamp, £45, French Connection

Milford 5 Wood Pebbles Table Lamp

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2. Milford 5 Wood Pebbles Table Lamp


Dimensions: H58 W18 D18cm

This acacia wood lamp is a classic, simple piece but the stacked polished wood pebbles give it character and originality. Acacia wood.

Milford 5 Wood Pebbles Table Lamp, £174, Artisanti

Kartell Bourgie Copper Table Lamp

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3. Kartell Bourgie Copper Table Lamp


Dimensions: H68 W37cm

Make a real statement with this elegant baroque-style table lamp that's made entirely from poly-carbonate. Plastic.

Kartell Bourgie Copper Table Lamp, £322, John Lewis

Fitz Yellow Glass Table Lamp

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4. Fitz Yellow Glass Table Lamp


Recommended bulb: E14 energy saving 7W candle light bulb
Dimensions: H27 D10 cm

Brightly coloured Fitz yellow glass table lamp gives out a soft diffused light, making it ideal for use in the bedroom or living room. Made from mouth-blown glass, this cylindrical painted glass lamp will brighten up your room whether it's on or off. 

Fitz Yellow Glass Table Lamp, £12, Habitat

Croft Collection William Glass Bottle Table Lamp

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5. Croft Collection William Glass Bottle Table Lamp


Dimensions: H63 x D35 cm

This beautiful bottled table lamp has been topped with a coordinating drum shade in a classic white. When lit, it lets out a charming glow. Neutral in palette, tactile by nature, it evokes a relaxed feel you'll come home to. H63 x D35 cm.

Croft Collection William Glass Bottle Table Lamp, £100, John Lewis

Broadway Collection Star Table Lamp

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6. Broadway Collection Star Table Lamp


Requires: 11 x E14 bulbs, max 15W
Dimensions: H45 W47 D13 cm

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Get some classic New York glamour with the Broadway. We dare you to try and find lighting with more pizzazz. The star shaped metal frame has a tarnished finish, and the 11 bulbs (not included) glow to give a moody ambiance.

Broadway Collection Star Table Lamp, £99, Made

Sinnerlig Table Lamp

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7. Sinnerlig Table Lamp


Dimensions: H36 D32 cm

Give your room soft low mood light with this simple table lamp that is specially designed fit with modern living.  It doesn't just look good, it feels good to touch and use. A layer of cork at the base lets it sit softly on any surface and frosted glass creates a soothing glow. Compatable with bulbs A++ to E.

Sinnerlig Table Lamp, £49, Ikea

Large Pineapple Complete Lamp

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8. Large Pineapple Complete Lamp


Bulb Wattage: 40W E14
Dimensions: H56 D33cm

Give your interior a playful retro update with this quirky pineapple table lamp. This lamp features a champagne hued base and comes with a neutral shade.

Large Pineapple Complete Lamp, £120, Laura Ashley

Sophia Cut Crystal Table Lamp

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9. Sophia Cut Crystal Table Lamp


Dimensions: H33 W16 D16cm

Create a sophisticated look with this elegant clear cut crystal glass table lamp with a white cotton cylinder shade.

Sophia Cut Crystal Table Lamp, £69, Marks and Spencer

Champagne Ombre Glass Table Lamp

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10. Champagne Ombre Glass Table Lamp


Dimensions: H58.5 36cm diameter

Stylish ombre glass table lamp featuring statement glass ombre base and contrast fabric shade. Available in two sizes. Large (shown)

Champagne Ombre Glass Table Lamp, £45, Next


Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.