TikTok Loves This $30 IKEA Light That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is
Lighting can make or break your home decor, and being intentional about the types of indoor lighting you choose for your apartment can elevate a space more than most luxury decor pieces. But, despite its significance, you don’t actually need to spend a lot of your budget on lighting, and can find quality pieces (and good designer dupes) from IKEA.
If you’re looking for ways to add a touch of cozy to your space this season, TikTok is obsessed with the budget-friendly IKEA FADO table lamp for its warm, moody vibes. This accent takes after the popular globe light trend, featuring a simple, sphere-shaped design and mid-century modern aesthetic. Despite the minimalist silhouette, though, it’s a statement-making piece that brings a soft glow and sculptural style to your space.
Thanks to a slim, easy-to-camouflage cord and 10-inch circumference, the FADO is one of the best lamps for dorm rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and small spaces overall, since it fits easily on any surface — including a bookshelf, windowsill, or even the floor. You’d never guess that it’s a newly-made IKEA piece, either, because it looks just like a vintage lamp you’d find at an estate sale or secondhand store. It blends well styled with other vintage finds, too.
For just $2 more, you can also buy this lamp with an included LED light bulb, but many TikTokers have instead added IKEA’s $33.99 TRÅDFRI color-changing dimmable kit for extra ambience. User @danisdomain shows this in the video above, using the included remote control to update the light’s hue on a living room shelf.
However you use IKEA’s vintage-inspired FADO lamp, it’s incredibly versatile, functional, and budget-friendly, plus compatible with practically any design setup. Its glass construction makes it super easy to keep clean, too, no matter where you style it (all you need is a feather duster!).