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Let There Be Light! 23 Lamps We Love
These glossy pendants in playful primary hues keep it feeling bright inside even when it’s dreary outdoors.
Get it now: FL/Y Pendant by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell, $293 at dwr.com
Made of intricately-etched brass, this design gives off a warm, honey-colored light while casting interesting shadows.
Get it now: Etch Pendant by Tom Dixon, $375 at dwr.com
The lemony yellow hue of this blown-glass table lamp will brighten even the gloomiest apartment.
Get it now: Perch glass lamp, $69 at westelm.com
Both dignified and quirky, this cast aluminum piece comes topped with a gold-lined shade that gives off a gilded glow.
Get it now: Cast metal horse head lamp, $149 at westelm.com
This rustic table topper, with a lasso of rope wrapping its stem, is ideal for outfitting a country getaway.
Get it now: Raita lamp ensemble, $168 at anthropologie.com
It comes in a burnished gold and a sunflower yellow, but we’ve fallen for the turquoise version, perfect for lighting up a living area.
Get it now: Vintage floor lamp, $119 at urbanoutfitters.com
Survey the Scene
Based on turn-of-the-century surveyors’ tripods, these floor lamps come in raw pine with a nickel trim, and look like they should be used to illuminate your treasure map.
Get it now: Roost floor lamp, $294 at velocityartanddesign.com
We love him for his melamine plates and witty textiles, and Thomas Paul further earns our affection with his pendants in a variety of shapes and sweet prints.
Get it now: Thomas Paul ‘Bridgett’ pendant lamp, $210 at velocityartanddesign.com
Ideal for dressing up a dreary desk, these candy-colored confections cast a subtle glow through their beveled shades.
Get it now: Kartell ‘Take’ table lamp, $119 at ylighting.com
Light Takes Flight
This twee topper can perch on a bookshelf, act as a reading lamp or serve as a nightlight to a budding birdwatcher.
Get it now: Thorsten Van Elten Pigeon Light, $140 at greenergrassdesign.com
Think of these as the grown up version of the Christmas lights you used to hang in your college dorm room. Let them soak your space in a cozy glow, then string them up outside when the weather warms.
Get it now: Disc string lights, $225 at supermarkethq.com
With their colorful plugs and creative use of Mason jars, these lanterns have a definite DIY aesthetic.
Get it now: Energy Preserved Light by Design Hell Yes, $35 at supermarkethq.com
This playful number, made of fired stoneware with a glossy glaze, will be right at home in your little one’s nursery.
Get it now: Giraffe lamp, $395 at jonathanadler.com
Cascades of crystals and a gleaming chrome base make for a sparkling addition to a glamorous abode.
Get it now: Falling Stars table lamp, $200, target.com
This old-school pharmacy lamp, with its oil-rubbed bronze finish, can add distinction to your bedside table or personality to your cubicle.
Get it now: Linden Street adjustable pharmacy lamp, $47 at jcpenney.com
What’s Old is New
Etsy’s MDesignTree shop combines antiques, found items and modern fabrics to create one-of-a-kind home décor, like this old-fashioned ceramic lamp with its of-the-moment ikat shade.
Get it now: Red ikat table lamp, $75 at etsy.com/shop/mdesigntree
With its birdcage topper with decorative sparrows inside, if this whimsical floor lamp from Parisian atelier Mathieu Challieres doesn’t beat your winter blues, we don’t know what will.
Get it now: Voliere Floor Lamp, $671 at conranusa.com
With the sun now setting at 4:30, make sure you get your vitamin D with these natural light-therapy lamps from Verilux, which are said to lift spirits, improve concentration and improve sleep patterns.
Get it now: Verilux HappyLight Light Therapy Lamp for Winter Blues, $90 at verilux.com
This origami globe casts a soft glow -- and costs as much as lunch.
Get it now: Ikea ‘Fillsta’ table lamp, $15 at ikea.com
The price tag is high, but this dreamy chandelier, with its ceramic antler branches and classic flame-shaped light bulbs, just might be worth it.
Get it now: Superordinate antler pendant, $5,900 at dwr.com
This angular chandelier adds some interest to an entryway -- and twinkles like the real thing.
Get it now: Worlds Away star chandelier, $185 at laylagrayce.com
Pop of Color
When you want to light up a room but don’t want the lamp to steal the show, this table topper from CB2 blends chicly into the background…except for the unexpected chartreuse cord.
Get it now: CB2 ‘Green Line’ table lamp, $100 at cb2.com
Turning on this shapely clay wall sconce casts butterfly-like patterns on the wall, and a touch dimmer allows you to adjust the brightness to your liking.
Get it now: Claylight sconce with touch dimmer, $180 at supermarkethq.com