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Whether you work from home full-time or you only use it occasionally, your home office should be a space that inspires you. Naturally, your interior design decisions should be led not only by looks but by function as well.
Bria Hammel, principal designer and CEO or Bria Hammel Interiors. believes that “uncluttered, clear workspace encourages productivity” so she suggests choosing a lamp with a small base that takes up minimal space and leaves room for other essential desk supplies.
“Use a desk lamp as an opportunity to create some interest on your tabletop by selecting a piece with a nice texture on the base or a unique shape,” says Hammel.
And since we mentioned that a desk lamp should be both visually appealing and practical, don’t overlook bulb quality.
“If your room is extra dim, go for a light bulb with a high wattage. Higher wattage equals better, stronger light! Not only will you be able to read and see better, but the right bulb will also really make your lamp shine,” adds Hammel.
Now check out some of the most stylish desk lamps that will make you look forward to doing work at home.
Brooke & Lou Petal Collared Lamp
Hammel loves this lamp because it’s “simple, understated, and feminine.” It is a timeless piece that will work with a variety of interiors.
To buy: $530, brookeandlou.com
West Elm Mid Century Task Table Lamp+ USB
This lamp sports a trendy mid-century modern silhouette but it’s also quite functional—it has a built-in USB port at the base that enables you to charge your phone.
To buy: $149, westelm.com
Aerin Austen Large Offset Table/Desk Lamp
We love the matte finish of this sleek metal desk lamp. It has a simple modern design and would be an eye-catching addition to any workspace.
To buy: $755, horchow.com
John-Richard Collection Contemporary Desk Lamp
The striking design of this spotlight lamp features an adjustable hooded shade that pivots up and down.
To buy: $375, horchow.com
Stefan Geisbauer for Ingo Maurer Looksoflat Table Lamp
Smart design is always a good idea. This desk lamp sports a flattened silhouette inspired by classic table lamps. It features an integrated LED, which emits focused lighting.
To buy: $2,365, lumens.com
Cuatro Cuatros for LZF Asterisco Table Lamp
Catch up on your reading with this stylish wooden lamp that comes in 11 shade colors.
To buy: $795, lumens.com
Jonathan Adler Versailles Buffet Lamp with Fabric Shade
Add a pop of color to your work area with this elegant lamp inspired by Neoclassical candlesticks. It comes in five saturated hues but we’re fans of the one in emerald.
To buy: $450, jonathanadler.com
Kelly Wearstler Minimalist Medium Table Lamp
Kelly Wearstler’s geometric-inspired lamp is the epitome of modern sophistication—it dons a cylindrical marble base and a conical brass shade.
To buy: $1,329, kellywearstler.com
Global Lighting Birdy Table Lamp
Originally designed by Norwegian designer Birger Dahl in the 50s, the Birdy Table lamp features an adjustable arm and a conical shade that, here, comes in beautiful marsala color.
To buy: $935, lightology.com
Diesel Lighting Duii Table Lamp
This quirky table lamp is inspired by one of Donald Duck’s nephews—Dewey—and would be the perfect addition to your child’s room (or to the office of someone who is a child at heart.)
To buy: $884, lightology.com