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    32 Cool Lighting Options That'll Keep Your Place From Looking Like A Cave

    Whether your style leans whimsical, sculptural, modern, or bohemian, you've got options, bb.

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    1. An LED strawberry night-light if your obsession with TikTok's infamous strawberry dress set you off on a longgggg road of redecorating your home with fruit-themed pieces.

    a model holding the pink strawberry nightlight
    Red Lips Lab / Etsy

    Red Lips Lab is a small biz specializing in funking lighting options! 

    Get it from Red Lips Lab on Etsy for $19.99 (available in three colors). 

    2. A Grecian bust table lamp you can use to illuminate your space as you dive into the new period drama you just picked up. See you in nine hours, outside world!

    the grecian table lamp with a white pleated shade

    Promising review: "I have a slight obsession with busts, so when I saw this gorgeous bust/lamp I had to purchase her! I thought she was a little pricey, but once she arrived the weight, quality, and detail of this lamp made me audibly gasp (with delight!). 10/10 would recommend." —Amantha

    Get it from Anthropologie for $268

    3. A beaded bohemian chandelier that is *just* the thing to dress up any tall ceilings you may have, be they in your bedroom, kitchen, or stairwell.,

    Promising review: "Love this light fixture! I have it in my kitchen. Really adds to the boho vibe. If you have a handyman around I'm sure they could install it. My husband did it in about an hour or so. Beware: It is rather large and in charge, but beautiful! May not suit a small area. In addition, the light bulbs it comes with are not dimmable so you may want to purchase three of those if you need it to dim. Very happy with the purchase overall!" —Sierra

    Get it from Amazon for $128.11+ (available in three colors).

    4. A cheetah table lamp *some* might call tacky or cheugy, but *I* would call perfect in absolutely every way.

    the cheetah table lamp with a simple white shade

    Promising review: "I had my eye on this lamp for a while and finally ordered it. The moment I removed it from the packaging I was in love. This lamp far exceeded my every expectation! It’s simply wonderful and I really love it!" —MzBxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Get it from Anthropologie for $248

    5. A pair of brass sconces so you don't have to use your cellphone flashlight to find the remote that's lost in your duvet for the fifth time tonight. Plus, they don't require any electrical work! Just plug them in and you're good to go.

    a sconce mounted over a reviewer's bedside table

    Promising review: "Great product for the price! Used them to flank a vanity mirror in the bedroom of a small (poorly lit) apartment. Easy installation (took me about 25 minutes from package open to lights on) no preinstalled electrical boxes necessary, but could also be used for hardwired connections. If you’re looking for a simple, cheap way to spruce up a room, look no further. Fits most decor styles, but really leans towards mid-century modern to modern. Only thing I’d like to see is a larger bulb housing so that a shade could potentially be added to the fixture." —Aaron

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $59.99.

    6. A faceted chandelier that — when hung over a dining table — will make any dinner look like a Michelin-starred event. Yes, that means even your Crunchwrap Supreme will look like a million bucks.

    the faceted chandelier with a gold chain

    Promising review: "The chandelier of my dreams!! My husband and I had been searching for the perfect chandelier since we got married five years ago — we saw this one and immediately fell in love. It looks great in any setting!" —bhathaway

    Get it from Anthropologie for $748

    7. A mushroom cloche light *you* get to assemble yourself because no matter your age, there's something so magical about a twinkling forest floor — especially one you can create to your personal liking.

    the mushroom light
    Nazmeen Vakil / Etsy

    To be clear, *this is a kit.* You will be shipped a glass cloche, wooden base, clay, latex, and all other necessary materials as well as assembly instructions. 

    Nazmeen Vakil is a small, Singapore-based home decor shop. 

    Promising review: "My hubby had fun putting this 'shroom lamp together. Thank you! It looks lovely in any room we place it." —dbottley

    Get it from Nazmeen Vakil on Etsy for $35.19 (originally $43.99).

    8. A translucent glass table lamp that looks like something someone on Blown Away would make and I'd think to myself "Oh, I bet I could do that" even though in all reality I have a better chance at understanding string theory.

    a charcoal glass table lamp
    Boutique Rugs

    Get it from Boutique Rugs for $122.25 (originally $305.62). 

    9. A combined floor lamp and end table if you're 1. Trying to save space or 2. Just absolutely enamored (like any sensible adult) with multi-tasking pieces.

    the lamp next to a couch

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic lamp for a limited space. It assembles pretty easily and looks very stylish. The gold is a gorgeous color!" —Emily van den Berg

    Get it from Amazon for $94.98.

    10. A stacked table lamp that is "technically" part of Target's children's line but what's it to them if I — a nearing-29-year-old woman — were to get one for myself??


    Promising review: "I bought one of these in-store to use in my entryway — with the dimmer on low, it makes a great night light! But I loved it so much, I ordered a second and moved the pair to my living room. They are now on my console table and the dimmable light is perfect for watching TV at night. I know this is a kids' lamp, but it's super chic in white — looks like a higher-end retailer!" —Pickle

    Get it from Target for $35+ (available with or without a bulb and in four colors). 

    11. A set of shaded, antique-looking wall sconces under which you can thumb through the latest copies of Elle, Marie Claire, and Vogue like the Parisienne you wish you were.

    a reviewer's brass sconce hung on a wall

    Promising review: "Love these! We had to replace some hideous gold lights when renovating our farm house, I dig how these turned out! Delicate meets meets farm house meets rustic!" —Jill Duchman

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $129.99 (available in four colors). 

    12. A ribbon pendant light that looks like something you'd admire while window shopping because there's noooo way it could possibly be in budget. Alas, it's under a hundred bucks!

    the white pendant light hanging over a chair and side table

    Get it from 2Modern for $78.40+ (originally $98+; available in two colors, models, and sizes).

    13. A wireless library light you can position over your impressive book collection or favorite family portrait. This thing costs less than 30 bucks but it'll transform your den into a museum-worthy exhibit.,

    The portrait lights are battery-operated and wireless so you don't have to worry about hiring an electrician or doing any installation your self. Each unit runs off of three AAAs (get a 36-pack here before you forget!) and an included remote lets you set the light to different brightnesses and schedule a timer for15, 30, 60, or 120 minutes.

    PS: If you're going for an antique look but don't have the budget to buy vintage, I saw a TikToker DIY these with some gold Rub 'n Buff metallic finish and an old makeup brush and it looked truly incredible!

    Promising review: "For the price you can’t beat it. Super easy to install and lightweight. The gold had a slight orange tint to it, so be mindful of that. I actually just taped over the light and spray painted ours with gold spray paint I had left over and then they were absolutely perfect." —Paris Seder

    Get it from Amazon for $23.59+ (available in three colors).

    14. A neon planet for those whose dream home aesthetic is Pizza Planet — the family-friendly, space-themed establishment from Toy Story.

    a reviewer's neon planet hanging on the wall

    The light can be powered via USB or batteries. It doesn't come with the latter, though, so be sure to pick up some AA batteries if you plan to go that route!

    Promising review: "I get more compliments on this than anything else in my house... it glows and it is so beautiful. The colors are so vibrant and honestly, it's the most beautiful thing in my whole living room." —Laurie A.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in eight colors).

    15. A whimsical origami chandelier that will flip the switch and have *you* feeling like a lil' fish in a big ol' fish bowl.

    origami goldfish light
    Vasili Lights / Etsy

    Vasili Lights is an Amsterdam-based shop that specializes in handcrafted lighting fixtures including DIY lamp kits!

    Get it from Vasili Lights on Etsy for $256.66.

    16. contemporary chandelier with four shimmering tiers of crystal if you're looking for something ostentatious (and I mean that in only the best way!).

    silver four-tier chandelier in a living room

    Promising review: "Perfect finishes, love love love. I decided to only use two tiers of crystals in this room and will add the third chandelier in an adjacent dining room with the four tiers. So happy" —verosa

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in two sizes and three finishes). 

    17. A small lamp that'll softly diffuse light just like your favorite candle — you know, the one you're babying because you're not ready for it to be gone.


    Get it from Hay for $148.75 (originally $175; available in four colors).

    18. A gold floor lamp you can click on for added ambiance while you check out what seasonal flicks The Hallmark Channel has scheduled this lovely afternoon. 

    the gold floor lamp with an arm at a 90-degree angle

    Promising review: "Beautiful and cool lamp... I love the color and the adjustable height. It really gives a contemporary but vintage vibe in our office/guest bedroom/sewing room. I was very happy to see that the base is weighted very well, so it will not tip over. We recently downsized to a lot smaller home and we needed a multipurpose room to look classy modern with a mix of vintage and global chic decor since we have modern furniture and antiques in the room. This floor lamp pulls the whole look together! Thank you so much for such a great lamp at an affordable price!" —Ducky

    Get the lamp from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in three finishes).

    19. A whimsical cloud lampshade guaranteed to softly diffuse light and makes you feel like you're falling asleep under a perfect Pixar sky. ☁️ ☁️ ☁️

    three cloud lamps hanging from a ceiling
    Buo Kids / Etsy

    The imaginative design comes from Roberto Celada and Raquel Esteve of the Valencia, Spain-based Etsy shop Buo Kids. Other exceptionally fun options include circus tents, pandas, koalas, and more.

    This particular set up comes with an installation kit that allows you to affix the shade to your ceiling at a height between 15–50 centimeters. Note that a bulb is not included — it's meant to be mounted over an existing recessed light.

    Get it from Buo Kids for $78.69+ (available in sizes L and XL and with stitching in four colors).

    20. A chrome table lamp that'll take your apartment from cute and well decorated to — BAM — five-star hotel in no time.


    Promising review: "This lamp is absolutely amazing, I love the style, really easy to assemble and the light is perfect; it's not to bright but still brings a lot of light to a darker room." —theswede2

    Get it from Ikea for $39.99.

    21. A bamboo lattice pendant light to make your breakfast nook a magazine-worthy corner. Just combine it with a bulb (also v. affordable at Ikea) and you're in business.

    the large bamboo pendant light

    Promising review: "One of my favorite things! It’s in my foyer and the shadows it throws on the walls at night are mesmerizing! Love it!" —Teralen

    Get it from Ikea for $69.99.

    22. Or an industrial-meets-mid-century modern chandelier that — when placed in your dining room — might just convince you to actually eat at the table and not on your couch., Amazon

    Promising review: "If you are not sure about this, let me assure you, it is a fantastic buy. I have been looking for something modern and eye-catching for my kitchen. Wayfair has similar light fixtures for triple the price. I have been looking for the right fixture for quite a while. This really brightens a room and pulls it together. The 12-bulb version is quite large, it works very well for a vaulted and sloped ceiling. I am so impressed with the quality, it looks fantastic in person and not to mention expensive." —Kim Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes and finishes).

    23. A brass floor lamp for those who can't decide if their style leans more rustic, mid-century modern, transitional, farmhouse, or art deco. This light? This light can do 'em all., Amazon

    Promising review: "I like the antique look and feel of this lamp. The base is very sturdy and weighted down. The glass is fantastic. Just make sure you get old-school light bulbs to get the true soft look of being transported back. It lights up the whole room with a soft feel." —Alaina Tallman

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (available in two finishes).

    24. A dramatic pendant light that'll draw eyes up and accentuate your incredible vaulted ceilings. (I'm not jealous...I LOVE my 8-foot NYC ceilings 🙃)

    the gold and grey pendant
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $399.

    25. A set of maple leaf string lights if you love the look of the outdoors but don't actually enjoy spending a whole lot of time outside.,

    Promising review: "One of my favorite things about this product is that it's battery operated, making it easier to put anywhere you'd like! I was afraid that the leaves would look too fake, but I'm impressed. I can't wait to leave them out all season! The only thing I don't like about them is the light flickering option. It's a little distracting, but I want to keep them completely on anyway. If you're on the fence about getting these, I hope you decide on yes! Happy fall, y'all!" —Lindsey Tedford

    Get them from Amazon for $10.75.

    26. A mid-century-styled tripod floor lamp that looks straight out of the Fifties, but is compatible with Alexa-, Google Home-, and Apple-enabled outlets so you don't have to toy with any switches — you can just tell it to shut off.

    a reviewer's brass lamp in their living room

    Promising review: "It is absolutely perfect. I love the color. High quality, and no scratches. The seams where the parts of the legs come together is flawless. They also had the good sense to have the cable come through one of the legs. I know that is an odd thing to mention, but I have seen more expensive lamps that did not do that. It also came with a power-efficient bulb. I didn't use it, so I cannot speak to the brightness, but I appreciate that it was included. Perfect for mid-century modern decor. Highly recommend it." —L. Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (also available in glossy black).

    27. An acrylic accent lamp you can pop on a nightstand or end table in pretty much any room you see fit. It'll provide just the right light to see your TV remote so you can navigate to Hulu and pick up where you left off with Property Brothers.

    the acrylic and brass table lamp with a beige lampshade

    Promising review: "This lamp is on the smaller side, but the heavy acrylic base and subtle brass accents make it look like a high-end, designer piece. It makes a big impact in my home office space." —Heather

    Get it from Target for $40+ (available with or without an energy-efficient bulb)

    28. A positively cottagecore brass sconce with a delicate pea shoot design that — for the first week, at least — will have you staring up at the ceiling in awe. 

    the white ceramic sconce with a floral pattern
    Shades of Light

    Get it from Shades Of Light for $235 (available in four designs).

    29. A sculptural lampshade with a flirty, fabric-esque design that makes me want to twirl around. The irregular shape also throws light in really interesting ways!

    the pink sculptural lampshade
    Extra&Ordinary Design / Etsy

    Extra&Ordinary Design is a London-based studio that sells an assortment of trays, vases, light fixtures, and candle holders. If neutral colors and modern designs speak to your soul, you'll definitely want to check out all of their offerings.

    Get it from Extra&Ordinary Design for $114.43+ (available in four configurations and eight colors).

    30. A glass table lamp that will softly illuminate your desk and help keep your spirits up when the sun sets before the workday ends.

    The lavender lamp which has a glass shade
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I love this lamp so much, it looks so cute on my desk and i can even buy a color changing bulb for it, super cute!" —Jdele10

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in three colors).

    31. A serpentine table lamp so dashing, your friend may try to snatch it on their way out the door. Luckily, it'd be hard to hide in a canvas tote.


    Promising review: "I got two of the snake table lamps for my foyer and EVERYONE who walks into the house compliments me on them. They are unique, sharp, and yet classic looking in many ways. Well worth the investment!" —Martin92

    Get it from CB2 for $119.

    32. And a light-up Pokemon terrarium that's home to a sleepy baby Charmander. Regular terrariums are a dime a dozen — or like a Bulbasaur, if you will. But a Pokeball one? That's basically a first-edition shadowless holographic Charizard.

    the light-up Pokeball terrarium
    Happy Finding Store / Etsy

    Happy Finding Store is a Hong Kong-based shop with a handful of different Pokemon-themed terrariums. If Charmander isn't your favorite, there's also Pikachu, Snorlax, Squirtle, and more. PS: If you order one with a light, it comes with a remote that allows you to set it to eight different brightnesses/modes.

    Promising review: "I love this so much!! It’s super cute and unique and it came without any damage! The packaging is adorable but very protective and I love the extras it came with! My boyfriend is going to love this!!" —Sara

    Get it from Happy Finding Store for $59.29+ (originally $65.88; available with or without light).

    Your cat when they crawl out from under the bed and see there's...a light turned on??

    National Geographic Channel / Via

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