When it comes to lighting, it seems like our living rooms get all the love. If your bedroom lighting feels more like an afterthought than a focal point of your bedroom, such as a lousy floor lamp you inherited from a college roommate or a phone-with-lamp charging station that’s anything but the zen, you’ve come to the right place to find a much-needed replacement. We found the best lamps for living room to light up your favorite room in your home that you can buy online right now, from floor lamps to wall sconces.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
When shopping for lamps for living roomp, there are a few basic things to keep in mind. First, how much light do you want? We find that 60 watts is more than adequate for nighttime reading, but you may want to consider a higher wattage based on your personal preferences. Size is also key since nightstands only have so much space for your glasses, sundries, a pile of books, and the like, and as we all know, a cluttered look is far from chic.
Different people have various on-off preferences too, so pay close attention when browsing to how the lamp turns on and off: Is it a rotary clicker, a tap, or a rocker switch (an on-off switch that flips from connected to disconnect with a firm touch) that connects and disconnects your light?
Some lamps also offer bells and whistles. Think: Smart bulbs you can adjust from your phone, USB ports, and the like. Personally, since a bedroom is meant to be a calming escape, we’re all for keeping tech embellishments to a minimum, but if it’s important to you, be sure to scan the specs to see what kind of technology is embedded into your lamp.
HOW WE EVALUATED
After poring over countless Amazon and Wayfair reviews, we zoomed in dozens of favorites. We also made sure every lamps for living room on our list is built to last, honing in on picks that have super sturdy bases that won’t show wear and tear.
And, of course, because everyone’s home decor style varies greatly, we included a wide assortment of lamps suitable for various tastes, culling our list with options for those who like mid-century modern, modern, vintage, and various aesthetics in mind. Check out our best bedroom lamp picks below, and give your bedroom the exact glow it deserves.
AllModern Brigs 17.5” Table Lamp
Chic, subtle, functional. What more can you want for lamps for living room? This LED Compatible lamp offers a maximum wattage of 60 watts and features a solid wood base. The white linen shade complements the wood and grey paint for a modern silhouette, and we also like how the paint has been applied in a distressed manner for an added element of visual intrigue. Since the lamp isn’t too attention-grabbing, though, this versatile piece fits right in with a variety of décor styles, whether modern, vintage, or minimalist, or otherwise. Worth noting: This lamp uses a rocker switch.
Boncoo Touch Control Crystal Table Lamp With Two USB Ports
If you’re all about gold, you can’t go wrong with this fun crystal table lamp that has high, medium, and low settings thanks to three-way touch control (just touch the base, pole, or lampshade to change the brightness). With a maximum wattage of 60 watts, this LED lamp also features two handy USB ports, so you can charge your devices as needed. A soft white LED bulb is included with your purchase.
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LumiSource LSH-Icicle TBL Icicle Contemporary Chrome Table Lamp
Looking for something ultra modern? Try this icicle lamps for living room with three chrome arms that each holds a 40-watt halogen bulb. It’s not for everyone, but if a futuristic ambience is for you, you’re going to love this choice selection.
DWTB 3-Way Touch-Control Table Lamp Set
Presto, dim-o! A simple tap on the metal base of these lamps lets you control these beautiful lights that offer three-way brightness for low, medium, and high settings. This two-lamp set has a maximum wattage of 60 watts, and the metal body and chic shades blend in wonderfully with a variety of décor schemes. Two energy-saving bulbs are included with your purchase.
Wade Logan Whisman 24.25-Inch Table Lamp Set (Set of 2)
This lamps for living room set with three-way switches features an array of base and shade colors to choose from. They’re LED-compatible, and one may very well become your new reading corner BFF. Use the other on your nightstand. The maximum wattage is 100 watts per bulb.
Three Posts Morrisonville 61-Inch Floor Lamp
With a 150-watt maximum per bulb (there are two), this handsome floor lamp looks great in the corner of your room or right by your bed for additional lighting. The pull-chain floor lamp is LED compatible, and the metal base and neutral fabric drum shade are understated but refined.
Wade Logan Batesville 64-Inch Arched Floor Lamp
Going for a retro-inspired ambience? We love the throwback look of this curved lamp that gets powered on and off by a foot switch. The max wattage is 100 watts. We like the oil-rubbed bronze base/natural linen shade version, but several other options are also available, like brushed nickel/white silk-like and plated gold/off-white-linen.
The Novogratz Robertson 23-Inch Table Lamp
This white and gold lamps for living room is elegant without being stuffy, and something about the design just has a soothing quality to it, don’t you think? We also love how these textures come together in one cohesive statement with a gold base, glass body, and linen shade. If you’d like, use Globe Electric Smart bulbs with this gold lamp for living room to control the lighting from your phone.
P.S. We love this gold lamp on a dresser since it’s on the bigger side, but it can also work on a nightstand too.
Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Orrstown 18-Inch Desk Lamp
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Let’s be honest — sometimes your bedroom is also your office, especially for those in close quarters during these strange times. But just because you WFH in the same room as you sleep doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Here, you can adjust the lamp’s angle to give you the best lighting for various tasks, with a maximum wattage of 40 watts. The shade has an on-off rotary switch, so you’ll get that satisfying click when you close up shop for the day.
The Novogratz Flatiron Wall Sconce
Curl up for some bedside reading with this elegant brass lighting fixture that offers mid-century modern finesse.
FYI: You can hardwire this lamp into place for a cordless appearance and/or use Globe Electric Smart bulbs, so you can create different lighting looks from your phone.