Everyone has that one space in their house that’s always a bit too dim. If you’re having to squint to read that murder mystery novel that you just can’t put down, it may be time to invest in some table lighting. Check out Purple’s picks for our favorite modern table lamps.
Black Marble Table Lamp
This table lamp is both sleek and minimalist, featuring beautiful dark marble and gold details. A dimmer is included to set the perfect mood for any occasion, whether it be a cocktail party or reading in bed. [Lightology]
White Lacquer Finished Table Lamp
Gold details bring a bit of Hollywood glam to this otherwise minimalist white table lamp. [Lightology]
Matte Black Table Lamp
This sleek modern matte black lamp is a no-frills option for your minimalist space. [Lightology]
Hairpin Leg Table Lamp
Taking inspiration from mid-century modern design, this table lamp features gold hairpin legs that are both sleek and visually interesting. [Lightology]
Gold Console Table Lamp
This gold-finished console lamp is definitely a step away from the traditional. With geometric details and no standard lampshade, this modern table lamp is more reminiscent of a decorative art piece than a functional light fixture. [Lamps Plus]
Asymmetry Modern Table Lamp
Modern design is all about sleek, clean lines, and this table lamp delivers on both! The asymmetric style of this lamp adds some visual interest while maintaining a subtle modern vibe. [Lamps Plus]
Minimalist Black Modern Table Lamp
Available in sleek black or brass, this table lamp is an ideal addition to a desk or side table that needs a bit more light. The directional design of this lamp allows you to point the light exactly where you need it. [MODCREATIONStudio on Etsy]
Two-Tone Wood Table Lamp
Taking inspiration from mid-century modern design, this two-toned table lamp is handcrafted from solid maple and mahogany wood. Customize this lamp by choosing from a variety of different wood species and cord colors. [BlackhallWoodworks on Etsy]
Copper Caged Table Lamp
This caged lamp is made out of copper and pipes, adding a modern industrial feel to your space. Customize this lamp by choosing from a variety of wood finishes, pipe finishes, and bulb styles. [HangoutLighting on Etsy]
What Makes A Table Lamp Modern Anyways?
Modern design appreciates the sleeker, more minimalist things in life: sharp, clean lines, simple details, and neutral colors. It’s unlikely that you will see bright colors, intricate patterns, or ornate details in modern home decor. Generally, modern table lamps are crafted out of metal and may or may not feature wood details. The lampshades are neutral and simple, adding to the overall minimalist lamp body design.
DIY Modern Concrete Lamp
There’s something about concrete that feels industrial yet modern when it’s crafted into a light fixture. This DIY project comes together with just a few simple tools and supplies.
DIY Edison Bulb And Wood Modern Lamp
Made out of oak and recycled skateboards, this DIY modern lamp features an Edison bulb for a decorative touch.
DIY Copper Pipe Table Lamp
Pipe shelves and lamps are very much modern and on trend lately, and with that can come a steep price tag. This copper pipe table lamp project will save you some cash and is totally customizable for your space.
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