This Is the Lamp Your Home and Patio Setup Is Missing

published Jun 21, 2023
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Every time I go out to eat, I can’t help but notice the cute rechargeable table lamps at my favorite restaurants. These pieces obviously serve a key purpose by providing extra light and ambiance, but I’ve also begun to notice people incorporating these fixtures into their homes. It’s a smart idea — especially if you’re looking to brighten up a corner of a room that doesn’t have an outlet nearby. Or maybe you just want a little task light so you don’t have to depend on your harsh overheads. I just placed one on my bar cart and love the warmth it adds to that spot. 

There are plenty of affordable, adorable options on the market that make it easy to hop on board with this trend. I’m sharing seven of my favorite picks below. 

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Serena & Lily

This tall, sleek table lamp comes in two colorways, white and biscuit, and is also available in two different heights, depending on your needs. These neutral hues are excellent for those who are less inclined to go bold. Even better, it turns on with just a tap and is built to withstand the elements.

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This brass-look option comes in a pack of two, if you’re looking to stock up on multiples. Why not line your outdoor dining table with a few of these for your next al fresco dinner party? When you buy them in a set, they’re only $20 each!

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Hello, another amazing deal! For just $50, you can snag a pair of two chic, rechargeable lamps that ship in just a day. These are described as nightstand lamps but can also be used outdoors in a covered area. Either way, they would definitely come in handy on a bedside table — or small cocktail table — if you don’t have an outlet nearby.

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Design Within Reach

Attention, color-lovers: This is my lamp pick for you. This mushroom-shaped portable light comes in eight different hues (I’m personally partial to the moody green), so there’s truly an option for everyone. You can also use this little guy indoors or outdoors, too.

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If something more weathered or traditional in style is calling your name, consider this vintage-inspired metal lamp. It would look excellent in farmhouse- or industrial-style spaces, and the under-$30 price tag can’t be beat.

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This little lamp reminds me of a cute little antique piece, thanks to its crystal shade, which adds a touch of elegance to the piece. I could see placing a rechargeable lamp like this one on a mantel or vanity, as it has a glam factor to it.

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Practically every home influencer has championed this tiny lamp for its classic good looks — shapely ceramic base, brass-plated button, linen canvas shade. It’s a splurge for sure, but for how much use you’ll get out of its candle-like glow, it may be worth the investment. I’m thinking on a side table for extra reading light at night, ambiance on a dinner table, or even on the kitchen counter for a little extra light while cooking or cleaning up.