These Midcentury-Modern Lamps Will Illuminate Your Space in Style

Midcentury-Modern Décor
Justin Coit for MyDomaine

Casting the right light in your home can truly transform the entire atmosphere. And while wattage certainly plays a key role in that transformation, style and design are not to be overlooked. That being said, installing overhead lighting or wall sconces requires some effort, so today we're focusing on a design-savvy lighting trend that's also easy to bring home: midcentury-modern lamps. With handsome lines, artful silhouettes, and metallic details mixed with earthy textures, and (usually) zero rewiring required, what's not to love?

Since this trend will never go out of style, we rounded up 19 midcentury-modern lamps that will put an end to your quest for lighting, flatter interiors of any design, and set the right mood. Whether you're going all out and using your living room as a canvas to pay tribute to Don Draper's Mad Men apartment or you just want to incorporate a dash of the mod aesthetic, these midcentury-modern lamps will brighten things up with an ambient glow.

Riverton Ocean Medium Blue Stream Table Lamp w/ Night Light
Lamps Plus Riverton Ocean Medium Blue Stream Table Lamp w/ Night Light $216
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If you're looking for something a bit more casual and calming, opt for this table lamp. The ceramic base features wave-inspired designs for a subtle dash of color and reminds us of cool blue waves swirling over the sand.

trio floor lamp
CB2 Trio Floor Lamp $249
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This trio of adjustable shades on a cylindrical base boasts a sleek design without taking up very much square footage, offering the best of both worlds. 

Jonathan Adler Globo Table Lamp $995
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If your home needs to have a little more fun, allow us to introduce you to this cheerful, personality-packed table lamp bursting with gem bubbles and a metallic mushroom shade. 

Jonathan Adler Puzzle Table Lamp $1250
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More like a piece of art than a floor lamp, this bold brass-and-marble piece should be placed center stage in the living room for everyone to admire it. 

Project 62 Olson Two Head Task Lamp $40
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Timeless and versatile, this table lamp is the perfect light for a stylish home office or bedside table. Wherever it goes, the adjustable heads will help you stay on task. 

West Elm Mid-Century Tripod Floor Lamp $349
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You can't go wrong with a classic tripod lamp. This one strikes the perfect balance between formal and casual, airy and durable, modern and vintage-inspired. 

Vintage Tiered Stained Wood and Chrome Table Lamp $550
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This tiered midcentury-modern lamp will introduce the right touch of retro allure. The center of the architectural base lights up too, bringing in an additional light source. 

Vintage Brass Shell Adjustable Floor Lamp $521
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What is a midcentury-modern lamp roundup without an arc-shaped piece? Place this brass floor lamp by your favorite armchair for a dreamy reading nook. The adjustable goose-style neck and angular art deco brass shade will introduce a lived-in, collected feel. 

Flos Lighting Snoopy Table Lamp $1395
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The Snoopy-inspired table lamp instantly turns on the cool factor wherever it sits. The thick glass disc shines direct light, while the enameled reflector sheds a softer glow. There's also a dimmer on the marble base for when you want to set the mood. 

Light Society Celeste Tripod Floor Lamp
Light Society Celeste Tripod Floor Lamp $100
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With a tall taupe linen drum shade sitting on a sculptural brass base, this floor lamp is ideal for a touch of minimalism mixed with midcentury inspiration. 

Kelly Wreastler Bloque Table Lamp $1659
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Finally, color-blocking for the color-averse. This striking table lamp takes a more modern, upscale approach to brutalism. We imagine it on a console table in the foyer for welcoming grand entrance. 

Tom Dixon Bell Floor Lamp $1100
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Slight in width yet bursting with endless style points, this silver bell floor lamp is the finishing touch you've been looking for. 

360 Lighting Rexford Mid-Century Walnut Table Lamps $119
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The handsome organic wood bases and simple linen shades make this pair ideal for flanking a sofa or bed. 

Jonathan Adler Reform Pebble Lamp $521
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With asymmetrical organic designs and a raw and rough air, we're digging the brutalist vibes of this bronze table lamp. 

warner table lamp
CB2 Warner Table Lamp $169
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Simple yet stylish with swooping shapes, this classic table lamp is ideal for anyone looking for something that emits a soothing glow without stealing the design spotlight. 

Project 62 Globe Head Floor Lamp $46
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Reminiscent of a crystal ball, this globe-shaped floor lamp promises good things for the future of your home. 

Claremont Table Lamp
Serena and Lilly Claremont Table Lamp $298
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With a narrow cone lamp shade and minimal curved solid brass base, this unassuming table lamp is ideal for contemporary spaces. 

And now, take a tour of this gorgeous midcentury log cabin to see how to seamlessly incorporate midcentury-modern décor in your home. 

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