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Table lamps

Table lamps let you fine-tune the atmosphere of a room in more ways than one. They give you additional light where you need it while also adding a bit of personality. Table lamps are also perfect as a bedside lamp for your nightstand in your bedroom. Ours are available in a wide selection of styles to add a little extra color, texture and light to your home.

Table lamps that set a brighter mood

When you need soft light that doesn’t disrupt the mood, call upon atmosphere setting bedside table lamps that provide glare-free reading in bed. Or choose softly lit LED table lamps that add a warming glow to your living room or den during movie nights without creating obstructive glare on the screen.

Find the perfect ambient lighting with bedside lamps

Find the right match between style and just enough light as you cozy up to bed to read or watch a show before catching some Zs. Strike the right balance between your sense of style and the size of your nightstand with a selection of smaller bedside lamps that fit anywhere. Go with a table lamp with white color glass that casts a soft warm glow that you can fall asleep to or select a dimmable metal and glass bedside table lamp with an industrial look. As with an old-timey lamp, just turn the metal knob to dim the light when it’s just one of you reading or when it’s time to drift off to sleep.

Bring light to the living room

To add a soft, warming glow coupled with the wonder of a modern look, go with a large decorative orb in white glass that creates a stunning display as darkness falls while perched on large living room tables or window sills. Looking to add your sense of style to bookshelves or side tables, choose a smaller LED table lamp with a nickel-plated base holding an industrial glass shade whose ruffled lines create a stunning effect in lighting.

Tips on table lamp sizing

Whether you’re seated on the couch or at a desk, aim to have the middle of the shade of your table lamp close to eye-level, whether it’s on a table, shelving or along a window sill. This way, you’ll enjoy the best lighting experience while cutting down on glare. For smaller table lamps, you can raise them up from a table by placing them on a base. Any separation from a table or shelving surface will allow for a more even distribution of light.

Frequently asked questions about table lamps

Q: How tall should a table lamp be?        

That depends on where you’d like to place it and the desired lighting effect you’d like to achieve. For snug spaces like shelving, windows or small bedside tables, smaller decorative IKEA table lamps ranging from over 4 inches to 7 inches in height are an ideal size. For larger spaces such as along recessed windows or in dark living room corners, go with an 11 x 10½ decorative globe in white glass.

Q: How do you measure a table lamp?

Consider where you’ll be sitting relative to the lamp and measure from the surface holding the lamp to eye level. While the general advice for table lamps is to have the halfway point of the shade at eye level, our small and large IKEA LED table lamps provide a soft, warming glow that cuts down on glare.

Q: How do you clean table lamp shades?

Table lamp shades are easy to clean with a duster or dust cloth.