Lighting has a significant impact on the mood of a room and finding the right lamps for rooms in your home should be high on your decorating to-do list. There are so many options available — and in an array of price ranges — that it can be difficult to narrow down what's best for your space and taste.
As we explained in our article about how to find your decor style, modern decor style is all about simplicity. Clean lines and a monochromatic palette are often the focus. Features used in this style include open floor plans, bright light, and functional furniture in a variety of materials and textures — including lamps!
For those who enjoy a modern aesthetic, we've rounded up a list of the best modern table lamps for all rooms and tabletops. Whether it's an ultra-sleek desk lamp that has a phone charger, dimmable lamps that are perfect for your nightstand, portable battery-powered lamps for romantic outdoor dining, or a cordless lamp for decorative shelving, we've got it handled for you. Scroll on to check out our top table lamps that are well-suited for modern decor schemes.
Most Unique Lamp
How sharp and clean is this lamp?! Not only does this mod lighting come in both black and white options, but it is a mere $159.99. It's got a powder-coated finish and provides 15 hours of cordless illumination. Place this anywhere from a nightstand to a shelf — it's versatile enough to put in any room.
Best Desk Lamp
Boasting modernity, sophistication, and an overall minimalistic look, this is a functional lamp, but it’s also a convenient place to charge your phone. That makes this an all-in-one workstation! It contains a universal charging dock and wireless charger, so no matter what type of cell phone you have, you can charge it with ease. This smart LED desk lamp can also be adjusted for optimal directional lighting, brightness, and hue.
Best Bedroom Lamp
The Zafferano Sister Light Lamp is both polished and soft, which is perfect for a nightstand. It's cordless and rechargeable, so you don't have to worry about hiding cords. It also dims via touch, so you can have brighter light for reading or lower light when you're trying to wind down. While we love the Anondized Gold color, it's also available in aluminum, copper, green, and blue.
Most Versatile Lamp
This cordless and rechargeable lamp works with just about any decor and comes in an array of colors, from white to rust, to sage. The size and shape make this an ideal candidate for any room, from a living room side table to a dresser in a bedroom. With dimmable functionality, you can be sure you'll have the right lighting for whatever your need.
Best Outdoor Lamp
Generally, this rechargeable LED lamp with a satin opal glass diffuser sets the perfect tone for outdoor spaces once the sun has set. With touch-dimming and about nine hours of illumination, you can enjoy any outdoor meal or party without having to recharge it. We suggest using one or two with small flower arrangements on an outdoor dining table or strategically placing these where you just need a little extra illumination after dark.
Best Occasion Lamp
From fun weekday movie nights to memorable get-togethers with family and friends, this lamp helps you set the right mood for every occasion. A battery-operated lamp with a streamlined aluminum body, it’s quick to recharge and a breeze to move around where you need it – even if power outlets are nowhere to be found. Its energy-saving LED light head is fitted with a polycarbonate diffuser to ensure soft, uniform lighting for long-lasting comfort.
Best Mini Lamp
Sometimes a shelf or a tight space calls for something small. That's where this lamp, which is just under six inches tall, comes in handy. Tuck it into walk-in closets for extra lighting, line several up for a big impact on a decorative shelf, or set one atop a stack of books on a credenza.
Most Modern Lamp
Equipped with an LED light source, this state-of-the-art Pencil Light creates an intense, well-directed light. Its fixture comes in white, rust, or dark grey-painted extruded aluminum with a pentagonal cross-section and makes any space feel more modern. The lamp comes with a docking station and can be used cordlessly or plugged in with a charging plug.
This table lamp brings a taste of authentic Italian style to your home – with a side of modern cordless convenience. Easy to move around with its streamlined aluminum body, this portable table lamp gives you 7-8 hours of illumination. Plus, it only takes 3-4 hours to fully recharge. It features an energy-efficient LED light with full-range touch dimming, allowing you to set the brightness and color temperature just right. Oh, and did we mention that comes in 14 different colors, ranging from Capri Blue and Light Orange to Yellow Green?
Poldina Pro 7" Micro Cordless Rechargeable Table Lamp
Most Innovative Lamp
Turn any dark corner of your home into a space you’ll love to spend time in with a cordless lamp that glows in contemporary style. The touch-dimmable cordless rechargeable lamp offers over 13 hours of illumination from a single charge. It also features an energy-saving LED light head with a polycarbonate diffuser and provides long-lasting visual comfort. Adjust the brightness to suit your needs with a simple touch.