Desk Lamps Worth Working By

Those of you who work at a desk can vouch for the importance of both form and function in office accessories. A desk lamp (or table lamp) is no exception. Most importantly, the lamp’s light must be of high quality. But a very close second is how the desk lamp works with the office space’s overall style.

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Here are some desk lamps we love, for a home office or a “regular” office…or any workspace that appreciates a bit of aesthetic appeal for those high-concentration hours.

Modern Minimalist.

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This sleek minimal LED desk lamp is perfect for the contemporary workspace. Especially those short on desktop square footage.

Inspired Industrial.

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Exposed red-covered wiring makes this white desk lamp fit right in to the busy industrial office space. (We love the hanging pendant paired with it as well.)

Casual Clutter.

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For those tiny desktops that literally have no spare inches for lighting, a wall-mounted task lamp might be the best option. This green lamp with brass fittings adds life to a sweet but wood-heavy corner home office.

Glassy Glamour.

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Look hard or you’ll miss it completely…which is probably the point of this large yet visually nonexistent workspace lamp. Reserving aesthetic impact for strategic pops of color elsewhere, this glass lamp is just the thing to provide light without drawing attention.

No Nonsense.

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For those who use their desks efficiently because there’s a lot to do and not enough time to do it (wait, isn’t that all of us?), a simple, no-nonsense style table lamp might work best. Keep frills and excess visual bulk to a minimum.

Simple Scandinavian.

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When what brings you clarity of mind is surrounding yourself with simple (Scandinavian-style) décor, your home office space should respect and reflect that. This simple white desk lamp has just enough interest in its silhouette to really be something, stylistically, without going overboard.

Energizingly Eclectic.

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When a home office incorporates a variety of shapes, sizes, patterns, textures, and colors, the best bet for a table lamp just might be basic white. This lamp’s simple (yet stylish) raindrop shape and plain white lampshade provide a perfect juxtaposition to this busy workspace.

Fancy Feminine.

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A velvet-upholstered office chair and stool, slim-legged table for desk, and golden metallic wall art in the office can only mean one thing as far as lighting is concerned: fancy gold-edged lamps. With oversized tassels. I really think there’s no other option here. (Gorgeous!)

Modest Masculine.

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A high-gloss black lampshade will do wonders to add presence to a masculine workspace. We love the textures here – grass wallpaper, wooden wall art, leather chair – and how the spherical lamp plays into them all.