Mushroom Lamps Are Suddenly Everywhere—Here’s Where to Snag One for Less
I can’t be the only one who loves when objects from the past come back on the home decor scene. Over the last few months, one mid-century lighting icon has made a strong resurgence: the mushroom lamp. These weird little lamps—not to be confused with metal domed lamps that are sometimes also called mushroom lamps—scream AT’s Bazaar for these guys, too—Murano mushrooms pop up there every now and again.
Leave it to IKEA to make something cute that’s also super affordable. The IKEA HÖSTFEST lamp is battery-operated, LED-equipped, and will work indoors or out. It’s a petite 6 inches tall, so it will look great on even the smallest of bedside tables. The best part? No messy cords to hide!
Buy: HÖSTFEST, $8.99 from IKEA
Ansel Table Lamp
Is it just me or does it feel like all of the “cool” people on Instagram have the Ansel Table Lamp from Urban? I won’t lie—I’ve had it saved in my cart for a minute now. The swirls in this lamp’s glass make it a pretty close dupe to an original Murano. It comes in three different colors, and I love the airy look of the version with touches of blue, brown, and terracotta.
Buy: Ansel Table Lamp, $89.00 from Urban Outfitters
ET2 Specialty Table Lamp
With its blue shade and matte white base, this glass lamp, which is just under a foot tall, has major retro vibes that feel right out of “Super Mario Brothers.” A pair would be super cute on a console in a colorful living room or on a table in a kids’ play area. There’s also a similar all-white style available if you want something a little more neutral.
Buy: ET2 Single Light Up Lighting Specialty Table Lamp from the Magik Collection, $25.97 from Build.com
Ribbed Glass Accent Lamp
West Elm does mid-century modern perfectly, so it’s no surprise the retailer also has its own version of this fun fixture. The Ribbed Glass Accent Lamp is contract-grade, which means it’s made for commercial applications and built to last. This piece is actually part of a collection and is available as a flush mount, sconce, and pendant, too.
Buy: Ribbed Glass Accent Lamp, $159.00 from West Elm
Glass Mushroom Lamp
Of course, there’s always vintage! Reproductions are nothing new, so if you’re looking for an authentic Murano lamp, keep an eye out on Etsy. The swirliest, most colorful styles are pretty expensive, but you can find more basic solid glass models for a little less.
Buy: Glass Mushroom Lamp, $166.04 from Etsy
Have you found any other sources of these cute little lamps? Let us know in the comments!