Table lamps buying guide

Whether you want to create a moody atmosphere or tuck up with a good book, the ideal table lamp is waiting for you at Habitat. Our collection is full of stylish options; go bright and bold or neutral and pared back – there's something that will work splendidly in your space.

Visit us in-store or take a peek online for inspiration on how best to illuminate your interior.

Lighting isn't where you spend the most money in an interior, but it certainly makes a huge difference to how it looks and feels.

Table lamps are super flexible, which makes them ideal for a modern home. It's easy enough to move them from room to room, but certain models can take on a whole new life by switching out the shade.

While you're at it, don't forget the side table.

Different types

Metal table lamps

The industrial look isn't going anywhere – dip your toe in to the trend with a metal table lamp. It's a way to add a dash of cool to your room, plus the durable material means it will last ages without marking or fading. Bonus!

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Glass table lamps

Available in crisp white or bright and bold colours – it all depends on your mood. Suitable for both kids and adult's rooms, glass offers fun and function to your space.

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Wooden table lamps

Natural materials are always a winner, and our bamboo table lamps come in a range of colours to suit your home. Made from spun bamboo, they're finished with a high gloss dip and lacquered to make them lightweight and long-lasting.

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Choosing a table lamp

If you're struggling to decide, stop into one of our locations for a chat or look through the detailed information on our website.

A good starting point, though, is to decide on what colour and material you'd like your light to be; would you prefer neutral, industrial or a fun pattern?

Next think about where you'll place the light. Check there is a socket nearby and a suitable surface for it to rest safely on.

Finally, what accessories will you need? A light shade, a light bulb? Are these included or do you need to add them to your order separately?


Water and electricity can be fatal so be sure to turn off your light at the plug and the base, wait until it has cooled down completely, before wiping with a slightly damp cloth. Lamp shades can be removed and dusted more thoroughly.

Complementary furniture

Once you've chosen the right table lamp, you might need a new side table for it to rest on top of. If you're feeling inspired, refresh the whole room with sofas, shelving and soft furnishings – or make small updates with table top accessories and cushions. Explore our website for some interiors inspiration.

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