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Favorite Modern Lamps: Ten Picks You’ll Love

Are you a fan of modern lamps? Me too! Here are some of my favorites – any of these would look great with your mid-century decor. Check them out.

Favorite modern lamps for contemporary decor

I’ll never forget back in my twenties when I had an obsession with modern lamps. There was only one problem back then – the size of my wallet.

I didn’t have the money to purchase anything other than inexpensive finds from Target or IKEA (which I’m not criticizing because they have awesome lamps too!).

BUT I will say there were a few modern lamps that I would have loved to have that were a little out of my price range. Now that I’m in my late 30s, I can afford to splurge a little on lamps, and here are the ones I’d do it on.

Contemporary Lighting

What I love about these lamps are the finishes, the clean geometric lines, and the integration with nature. It’s hard to pick my favorite; can’t I just have them all? Check out my picks!

leather and wood modern lamp

Looking for something basic, inexpensive, modern, but still interesting? Try this wood and leather lamp – and it’s available in 17 shades! Showcasing a rectangular clean-lined body and square shade, it is crafted from manufactured wood and leather.

Let a few of these modern lamps top your living room end tables to tie together a contemporary seating group or add to your nightstands to build a beautiful bedside vignette. They’ll have the color you like/need!

geometric ceramic lamp

This geometric ceramic lamp isn’t huge, but it packs a big decorative punch! I love how simple it is, but it works with a variety of modern decor.

The shade is white fabric, and it looks great too. And at the price offered? I want to pick up two for every room!

Mid century modern metal and wood lamp

This mid-century modern lamp works well with a variety of interior design schemes (besides mid-century) such as urban, contemporary, minimalist, traditional, and industrial styles.

I love the metal combined with the wood combined with the linen shade. This is simple yet striking!

double globe gold modern lamp

If you like unique modern lamps, this double globe lamp will be right up your alley! It’s got a unique marble base and a slender metal body.

The light isn’t harsh, because the globes diffuse it . . . . yet it provides a beautiful glow, especially in a bedroom. Grab it in three finishes.

glam metal lamp

What I love about this gold geometric lamp is the classic look combined with the modern styling! It’s simple, unique, and would look great with a variety of contemporary styles. Wouldn’t it be smashing on an end table with velvet pillows on the couch?

Industrial modern metal desk lamp

Some people like mid-century, some people like glam – and some people like industrial. This glass shade desk lamp is for those of you who embrace the modern industrial style.

I love the tubular metal body, and you can use the light bulb that comes with it for a warm glow – or you can switch out for an Edison bulb. I tend to think that would look amazing.

mid century modern lamps

When I first saw these bronze table lamps, the shades and double pulls spoke to me immediately. I love natural linen shades just like these, and I’ve spent a pretty penny for them (just the shades alone!).

Not only is the price right on these, but they are powered by a USB port. Take advantage of the convenient ports on the base to recharge your devices while you keep the lamp on – or even when it’s off!

Metal teardrop lamp

There are a few modern lamps in this photo, but the one that really speaks to me is the brushed metal teardrop lamp. It’s skinny and I like that, especially the cylinder shade.

The finish is brushed nickel, and you can get two of these bad boys for under $60 – which is great as far as I’m concerned.

Brass Task Table Lamp | Favorite Modern Lamps

Any brass fans out there? This globe shaped glass utility lamp will certainly keep you on task. Ideal for reading, working, crafting and completing all of your day-to-day tasks, this small metal table lamp provides just the right amount of soft lighting for you to see what you’re doing without it being distracting.

There’s definitely a Mad Men vibe to this ceramic and wood table lamp. The combo of the two reflects the innovative attitude of the mid-1900s.

This lamp is crafted from ceramic and solid wood, resulting in its sculptural base, while a white fabric drum shade brings balance to its design. It’s also large and lightweight – bonus!


Where do you find your favorite modern lamps? I’d love to hear in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out some of these other shopping guides:

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