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8 Brands That Make “Lamp Shopping” an Actual Thrill

8 Brands That Make "Lamp Shopping" an Actual Thrill

I live in a studio apartment that’s uncomfortably dark once the sun goes down with no overhead lighting. It’s been great all summer with long hours of daylight shining through the window, but as it gets darker earlier, this poses a problem for the end of the work day, cooking dinner, and finding my dog for our nightly walk. 

I recently went on a hunt for very, very cool table and desk lamps—both to decorate my apartment and to do the hard work of lighting it. Instead of figuring out the process of installing overhead lighting, I am on the hunt for 1 or 2 table or desk lamps. I personally favor the softer, more controlled light of a table lamp, anyway. It’s also the perfect light to read under in bed if like me, you are trying to turn your phone off and settle down tucked in with a book by 9.

Below are the lighting brands I’ve bookmarked—if you need a light to do work by, read by, or cook by, check them out.

Let’s dive into Urban Outfitters’ home collection first—I go there for both inspiration and pretty good prices. As far as mushroom lamps go: I’ve searched extensively, for both vintage and not—this lamp at under $100 is quite a good price. Even less expensive? This one in lavender, which clicks in at $39. Both lamps also have high customer ratings (something I suggest you always look at when checking out homeware). This silver one with the hanging switch…

8 Brands That Make “Lamp Shopping” an Actual Thrill – Repeller

I live in a studio apartment that’s uncomfortably dark once the sun goes down with no overhead lighting. It’s been great all summer with long hours of daylight shining through the window, but as it gets darker earlier, this poses a problem for the end of the work day, cooking dinner, and finding my dog for our nightly walk.



8 Brands That Make “Lamp Shopping” an Actual Thrill

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