5 Space-Saving (and Stylish!) Light Fixtures You Can Buy Right Now

published May 12, 2022
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room with DIY wallpaper, gold loveseat, wood desk, shelves with l'objets, plants, gold rug
Credit: Rikki Snyder

Small-space dwellers, take heed: For Small/Cool NYC, we asked a handful of designers to create their own rooms using today’s top home trends. Oh, and did I mention, all within 120 square feet, to boot? The results? Twelve uniquely-designed bedroom, living room, office, dining room, and even outdoor spaces, all of which are packed with stylish decorating inspiration and are fully shoppable so you can get the looks for your own home.

There’s no shortage of beautiful furniture and decor pieces to love from each compact creation, but one category specifically excelled across the board: small-space lighting. Even tiny table lamps can still pack a bright punch or provide a room with cozy ambience. Below, I rounded up some of my favorite Small/Cool space-saving light fixtures, from cool sconces to tight-corner-approved floor lamps.

1 / 5

This lamp is actually rechargeable, so you can put it anywhere, no plugs needed. It basically doubles as decor, too, as seen on the bookshelf of Jessica Davis' "Memphis Deco" room.

2 / 5

I truly love this minimalist mushroom lamp from Miles Willis McDermott's "Wanderlust Fulfilled" space — it’s compact, but still makes a huge statement, and it goes with any style.

3 / 5
Serena & Lily

Make any corner a cozy reading nook with this floor lamp, which combines two of my very own favorite styles along the base: brass and rattan. The joints even move for on-demand lighting, which designer Sourya Venumbaka positioned alongside a pretty loveseat in her "Bespoke Style" Small/Cool creation.

4 / 5

Even when it’s off, this navy light looks like a piece of art, and it’s small enough to fit on a side table, counter, or even a bookcase. You'll see the latter styling illuminating a shelf within the "Happy @ Home" space by Jordan Ferney.

5 / 5
Burke Decor

Ferney also decorated with this super unique sconce, featuring an adjustable shade. Available in white or black, it's perfect for taking advantage of wall space (even adding to your gallery wall) and looks good solo or in a pair.

Small/Cool NYC is a shoppable, in real life and digital home design showcase full of decorating tips and tricks from your favorite designers. Visit us from April 22 to May 15, 2022, on weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 11 am to 7 pm ET at 515 Broadway in Soho, New York City. Check out our event schedule and the whole virtual experience online at smallcool.com and follow along on Instagram @apartmenttherapy. Thank you to our sponsors BEHR® Paint, Toyota Corolla Cross, Ashley, Yogi® Tea, and Chasing Paper for making this experience possible.