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17 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Lamps

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As an addition to a cozy reading nook, a bedside-table moment, or a focal piece next to a plush corner sofa, a lamp is often that finishing touch that ties everything together.

If you’re in the business of upgrading a lamp or two around your home, we’ve combed through Amazon to find everything from intricate glass table designs to understated arching floor standing numbers. Read on for a novelty design that doesn’t compromise on functionality, lamps with ceramic bases to match your Le Creuset collection, and sleek, modern options with clean lines (for those in the less-is-more camp). While most of these lamps are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.

With a rounded marble-look base, a chrome arched body, and a volcanic-orange pendant shade, this floor lamp will add a pop of colour to any space.

The antique-style zinc body and base on this lamp, combined with the stained-glass shade design, would be at home in an enchanted cottage.

A dog-shaped wood design with the light fixture fitted into its head, this bedside lamp combines novelty with function without looking like it belongs solely in a kid’s bedroom.

Satisfying in this brushed-brass finish, but also available in a matte black with a copper inner lining on the shade.

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This Edison-bulb desk lamp looks like something you’d find in an old coach house turned whimsical guesthouse.

With a muted linen shade and wooden tripod legs, this floor lamp would suit modern and classically designed spaces. But a room full of textured, natural accents and wicker pieces feels like its home.

In a soothing mint green throughout, with a rib-textured base, this Instagram-worthy lamp will still work seamlessly with other accents when off camera.

The odd positioning of the gold legs and the leg-to-opal-globe-shade ratio make this table lamp interesting to look at without its trying too hard.

This floor lamp can serve as a focal piece without overwhelming an entire space, giving out a soft, unobtrusive light.

This lava lamp with a metallic rainbow shell is retro but futuristic at the same time. [Editor’s note: This products is currently sold out.]

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This twin set of light-grey, dimpled rounded-base table lamps with cotton shades will add a touch of refinement to both sides of your bed.

This one has a largish black shade with a copper-coloured inner lining and black legs. We like that it comes with a handy plant shelf, too, should you be running out of windowsill space.

This lamp brings night-sky watching inside with a moon-shaped shade balanced on top of a ceramic hand. We like that it could hold its own in both an adult and a kids’ space.

With big, industrial film-studio vibes, this tripod lamp with a black metal shade looks straight out of an East London factory turned sprawling studio apartment with whitewashed brick walls.

A banana-shaped neon number meant for wall mounting.

With a pineapple base, a ceramic gloss finish, and a matching white shade, this table lamp would fit right in with a neutral design and would add a splash of Palm Springs style to a more classic room.

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17 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Lamps