Buy or DIY: Clever & Colorful Lamp Ideas Under $100

Buy or DIY: Clever & Colorful Lamp Ideas Under $100

Adrienne Breaux
Jan 25, 2014
(Image credit: Jill Slater)

Looking to brighten your living room this weekend, as per the Cure's suggestion? What are you in the mood for, browsing or building? We've found some clever and easy DIY lamp kits. We've got instructions on how to make a lamp out of just about anything. And for those who prefer brightening their spaces with the click of a mouse while online shopping, we've found ten cute and colorful modern lamps of nearly every color to add to a room.


1. Coil Lamp DIY Kit from Craighton Berman Studio
2. P&o Diy Wooden Classic Table Lamp from Amazon
3. Make Your Own - Angle Lamp (we're totally cheating; this is more than $100) from Douglas & Bex
4. Lamp Kits Make-A-Lamp Kit from Houzz
5. DIY Table Lamp by Dino Sanchez from Vitrine


1. Lilliput Lamp from Land of Nod, $39.95
2. Room Essentials® 2 Tone Tall Lamp Base from Target, $12.99
3. Ceramic Urn Table Lamp Base from World Market, $54.99
4. Lemon Twist Ovo Table Lamp from Lamps Plus, $99.99
5. Green Checkmate Table Lamp Base from Land of Nod, $59
6. Barefoot Table Lamps from Graham and Green, $91.37 (£55.00)
7. Nook Glass Vessel Table Lamp from West Elm, $99
8. Lights Up! Devo Table Lamp from Design Public, $88
9. Lite Source Bellona Table Lamp from Wayfair, $56.81
10. Lite Source Karsten Table Lamp from Wayfair, $44.21

Still not seeing the lamp of your living room dreams?
How To Make a Lamp Out of Anything. (Curious about the lamp in the top photo? It's from Anne & Richard's Loving Renovation at the El Dorado tour.)

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