Dwell’s 24 Favorite Desk and Table Lamps for Less Than $100

Dwell’s 24 Favorite Desk and Table Lamps for Less Than $100

Let there be light! These desk and table lamps are as chic as they are affordable.

Whether you’re looking to brighten up your desk, nightstand, or living room, there’s a lamp out there that’ll suit your style and budget. Read on for 24 affordable lamps guaranteed to light up your life.

Eglo Priddy Desk Lamp
A retro-modern design that’s as pretty as its name, the Priddy Desk Lamp by Eglo offers excellent task lighting in a tasteful, versatile package.
Andrew Neyer Goodnight Light
Short, sweet, and easy to use, the Andrew Neyer Goodnight Light brings comfortable light to your fingertips with an easy touch motion.
HAY PC Portable Lamp
Designed by Pierre Charpin, the PC Portable Lamp (2019) provides light where it’s specifically needed, at least until it’s needed elsewhere. Its durable construction and scratch- and water- resistant finish keep it looking good. The light source is hidden from view by a polycarbonate diffuser.
Allsop Luna Lamp
Beam on.  If we’re really honest with ourselves—none of us actually grow out of night lights. The soft glow in the dark reminds us of the moon, looking out over the world and inspiring so many songs (oh hi, Cat Stevens).
Artecnica Phrena 2 Light
Upon manipulation this perfectly flat light fixture transforms into a beautiful 3-D light shade. Can be used both as a pendant and table light.
George Kovacs Decorative Portables Accent Lamp
The Decorative Portables Accent Lamp by George Kovacs features a metal chrome finished base with a glass cylinder shade. The shade is available in either white, green or red. The simplicity of the design allows for the accent table lamp to easily transition into any space. On/off in-line switch.
The timeless design of ALÄNG lamps makes us like it just as much today as when it was launched in 2001. Add to this, the soft light and the ability to adjust the height of the table and floor lamps.
ELK Lighting Snow Angel Table Lamp
Stretch out your arms and make the Snow Angel Table Lamp from ELK Lighting welcome in your home or workspace.
FLOS Ventosa LED Lamp
Assertively pragmatic, the Ventosa LED Lamp by FLOS is designed by – and for – creative thinkers.
Frama E27 Table Lamp
Frama E27 collection is an industrial and straight forward looking fitting combined with a textile cord. Best combined with various decorative bulbs. The table light is available in a variety of refined finishes with different graphical and metal approaches.
Fatboy Edison the Petit
Hold the phones! This is no ordinary luminary. In true Fatboy fashion, the company's first foray in to lighting takes a playful modern twist on the ordinary.
Eglo Salvezinas Table Lamp
Simple and striking, the Salvezinas Table Lamp from Eglo brings a soothing, minimalist design that’s easy on the eyes and matches well with a range of home decors.
George Kovacs Simple Small Table Lamp
Simple Small Table Lamp measures at a height of 11”H, keeping a low profile while providing subtle yet warm illuminating glow. Featuring a gorgeous etched opal glass sphere that celebrating its mid-century roots, the Simple P1831-1 Table Lamp is nestled within a crisp chrome cap.
Its compact size and Art Deco–inspired design make this portable LED lamp a stylish addition to your home décor. With both warm and cool settings plus a dimmer setting and a 6-hour battery life, it's perfect for shining a little light wherever you need it. Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom...
West Elm Torre Table Lamp
A cheery way to brighten bedside tables or reading nooks, our Torre Table Lamp's acrylic shade is set at a jaunty angle. It offers direct or softened light depending on how you position it. Photo Courtesy of West Elm...
SONNEMAN Lighting Flute Table Lamp
Make a toast to modern design with the Flute Table Lamp by SONNEMAN. Like the champagne flute that inspired its design, a delicate satin nickel arm extends from a round Metal base to mount the White Cased Glass shade.
Fatboy Lampie-On
The Fatboy Lampie-On by Fatboy provides casual illumination for any indoor or outdoor space.
Turn your home living space into a decorative colorfully delight. Wireless Control its ON/OFF, Brightness, color, color effects and timer configurations from your smartphone or tablet via FREE APP downloaded from iOS App Store or Android Google Play.
Arnsberg Wilhelm LED Table Lamp
Sometimes the best stories are told in the fewest words – so it is with the aesthetic tale of the Wilhelm LED Table Lamp by Arnsberg. This unassuming design handily avoids excess detail, featuring clean and simple lines reducing the table lamp down to its purest form.
Modern Forms Cute LED Task Lamp
The combination of a traditional design with modern technology makes the Cute LED Task Lamp a stylish and practical solution for any living room side table, office desk or bedside table. Its versatile silhouette will look perfect anywhere.
Eglo Dambera LED Desk Light
A gentle silhouette with functional lighting. The Dambera LED Desk Light from Eglo exudes alluring energy with a minimalist aesthetic to suit a large number of interior design.

We love the products we feature and hope you do, too. If you buy something through a link on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Related Reading:

7 Basic Types of Lighting Fixtures—and When to Use Them

See How Artisans in the Italian Alps Make This High-Design Concrete Lamp


Last Updated


Get the Shop Newsletter

Smart shopping for the design obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products.