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Table Lamp Trends: Fun Colors and Shapes

November 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Lamps

If you are in need of a new table lamp there are plenty of fun, trendy styles to choose from.  A few hot trends that I have noticed are mercury glass and chrome table lamps, colorful accent lamps and big base table lamps.

Mercury Glass accent lamps are cool because they are extremely versatile.  First known as “poor man’s silver” it is an inexpensive alternative to the real deal.  Containing zero mercury, mercury glass is blown double-walled and filled between the layers with liquid silver.  It is considered one of the first true art glass types. More on the topic can be found here.

Instead of being used as a contemporary piece, this etched silver mercury glass lamp is paired with light blue and white accessories to create a nautical feel.

Hanna Etched Mercury Table Lamp

This similar living room table lamp fits perfectly in this modern styled room with just the simple change of the lamp shade.

Modern Style Decor

More traditional?  Try a taller, thinner alternative–chrome table lamps–behind your sofa.  These lamps become the focal point of the room.

Lamps as a Focal Point

Even if your room doesn’t fit a certain style category, mercury glass table lamps can still be a great addition.  These cool lamps give this room just what it needs to make it more interesting.

Lamps Make Rooms Interesting

Color is also a big trend in table lamps.  Once locked away in the 70’s, colorful table lamps can be the perfect addition.  Adding table lamps that are outside your room’s comfort zone can transform an otherwise dull room into a fun and stylish space.

Lamps in Bedroom

A colorful lamp can not only add color, but can also add shape to a room.  Try adding an orange table lamp with a unique shape.

Colorful Lamps

More Colorful Lamps

Blue Color Table Lamp

Bright colors and mercury glass not your style?  Try big base, or bottle table lamps in muted tones. Great for any space big or small!

Bright Table Lamps

More Bright Table Lamps

Table lamps that are understated in color, yet bold in shape can go a long way if your space is quiet.

Bold Shaped Table Lamps

The rounded shape of these lamps adds character and style to any room, and can be found in a variety of colors and textures.

Round Table Lamp 1

Round Table Lamp 2

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • smarty

    silver mercury glass lamp is gorgeous..nice collection of lamps

  • Brian L

    Some amazing looking lamps there. I love how they help to create a stunning atmosphere in the third photo down.

  • Light Bulbs

    Gorgeous lamps, I would encourage readers to consider using compact fluorescent bulbs in them.

  • LampLover

    great lamps!!! can help to create necessary atmosphere.