Habitat offer a range of lighting options including both table lamps and practical desk lamps. Whether to provide additional focused lighting when working from home, or to create a relaxed mood as you unwind, table lamps are a secret weapon in the world of lighting.
Types of table lamp
The name leaves little to the imagination; table lamps sit atop a surface and cast light as and when you need it. But there are several types of table lamp (though most can be used in numerous settings), and each serves a different purpose depending on the place you use it.
In a living room, a table lamp is a perfect way to tone down the light and dial up the cosiness. Used instead of a harsher ceiling light when relaxing in front of the TV, table lamps placed on a side table
can bring a tranquil ambience to the living space. Contemporary styles such as Ribbon – a Habitat classic – are perfect for lounges.
Table lights are also used in bedrooms as bedside lamps; ideal for those calmer moments just before sleep where you unwind with a book. Again, this softer lighting is perfect for creating a soothing atmosphere. Touch lamps are ideal for your bedside table, allowing you to control the brightness of the light to suit your mood.
For those who work from home, or who are studying at uni or college, a desk light is an essential. Whether it’s an overcast day and you need some additional task lighting, or you’re pulling one of those dreaded all-nighters you swore you’d never do again, illuminating your workspace is essential. Lamps with moveable heads – such as Bobby – are ideal for providing focused lighting where you need it.
For statement lighting, consider a table lamp base that you can customise with a lamp shade
of your choice. This’ll add a stylish personalised touch to your living area, and you can tailor it further with a decorative bulb.
What materials are Habitat’s table lamps available in?
Depending on your room’s décor, you’ll likely be looking for a particular material to accessorise with. Our table lamps run the range of retro to contemporary, crafted from various materials to suit your space.
Metal table lamps are statement pieces both when in use, and even during the day when natural light bounces off them. Our metal lamps include copper options, a material that remains in vogue in the home. We also have more modern looking metal pieces finished with a powder coating that gives a matt finish.
For more traditionally appointed rooms, a wooden table lamp is perhaps a more suitable choice. From unassuming wooden stands with shades, through to more elaborate designs, a table lamp can be a functional accessory or a more standout piece, depending on your style.
Glass is an interesting and eye-catching base for a lamp. Switch on and let the light diffuse playfully around the room. Pair something like the smoked glass of Cinders with a decorative filament bulb for a chic low level light source.
If you’re shopping on a shoestring, our paper table lamps can add a touch of soft light to a space without breaking the bank.
You can use the filters on this page to narrow your search; if you know exactly what you’re after, select your chosen material or colour, and we’ll show you only the table and desk lamps you want to see.
Buying table lamps online
Once you’ve browsed our collection and made your choice, place your order through our secure checkout, and we’ll take care of the rest. Most of our table lamps are delivered within days, so you’ll soon be enjoying their soothing ambient properties. Still in the dark? Our illuminating table lamp buying guide
Whether you’re adding the final touches to a newly decorated room, or simply adding some task lighting, a table lamp often works hand in hand with a statement floor lamp.
In fact, many of our lamps are available in matching designs, so you can tie together the look with a floor lamp that complements your table light.