Pairs of lamps add a classic touch to almost any space. They bring a sense of order and balance to both modern and eclectic rooms. Choose a dramatic lamp design, and a pair of lamps can become a bold focal point in your interior design. Here are just a few of our favorite lamp pairings:
Living Room and Great Room Lamps:
Living rooms always have lighting challenges, especially in open floor plans or very small spaces. A pair of lamps is the perfect choice to provide reading light beside a sofa. But place them against a wall, and a pair of stylish lamps can provide ambient lighting too. We love the way designer Erin Fetherston used a pair of extra-tall lamps to make a big statement in a small living room:
Interior Design: Erin Fetherston
When you choose a pair of lamps, make sure their height is the right scale for your space. Taller lamps (over 30″) work best against a wall – the extra height keeps the bulb from showing over the top of the shade. If they’ll be sitting on a narrow table, look for slim proportions:
Alani 34″ Metal LED Table Lamp, Brass with Crystal Base (Set of 2)
In the 1960s, when details on the space race headlined the cover of every magazine and the Russian’s sputnik satellite inspired a whole movement in futuristic home d?cor, rod and ball construction really had a moment. We’ve revived the best of that construction and plated it in a modern brass finish so that it simultaneously harkens the past and beckons to the future. Situated atop a clear base, the combination of metal and crystal paired with a cotton drum shade make for a versatile piece that will last for decades to come.
Ayla 29″ Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Cream
Featuring a cream-colored glaze and quatrefoil trellis texture, this transitional table lamp boasts modern elegance to complement any contemporary decor. The hardback linen shade offers sleek contrast to the textured base, while the brass pedestal, fittings, and finial add rich warmth. Made from ceramic and brass-plated iron, this lamp is designed for a lifetime, but speaks to the trends of today.
Try two of these in a coastal interior or even a rustic farmhouse:
Avery 28.5″ Glass /Rope LED Table Lamp, Brown/Clear
Add a natural element to your decor with this glass jug table lamp, modeled in the style of an antique Japanese buoy. The design features a clear glass jug base with a netted rope overlay. Up top is a grey linen drum shade and brass finial, while a silk-wrapped cord completes the handsome look.
Buffet or Console Lamps:
While a lot of designers like to pile accessories on a console or buffet, we love a pair of lamps to keep things orderly. Chinoiserie and Maximalism are design buzzwords right now, and this console ensemble has it all:
Credit: Lynn Chalk
Channel your inner Maximalist with a pair of these blue-and-white beauties:
Angie 27″ Ceramic Chinoiserie LED Table Lamp, Blue/White
Chinoiserie chic, a blue-and-white floral motif makes this ceramic table lamp a stylish addition to any space. With a base in a brass finish and a finial to match, the double gourd shape will shine in any style of d?cor. Finished with a silk-wrapped cord, this gorgeous piece will surely be an heirloom of tomorrow.
If your style is modern, you can still go for the glam with this brass and crystal pair:
Zoe 27.5″ Crystal LED Table Lamp, Clear/Brass Gold (Set of 2)
A well-rounded table lamp with modern brass accents, this piece’s symmetry and style will stun in your space. We love how the orbs seemingly continue up until the matching crystal finial, and all seemingly glow when the bulb is illuminated. Whether you’re going for a midcentury bungalow or traditional elegance, this versatile piece can blend with any style of decor.
Dark and moody is going to be the next big thing – if you need a little mood lighting, look for a pair of lamps with sex appeal:
Beaver 27.5″ Fringed/Metal LED Table Lamp, Gold/White
One of the hottest trends in fashion finds its way to home d?cor in this chic fringe-embellished table lamp. Rows of white fringe surround the two bulbs that when illuminated, shine through the top of the fringed shade and appear slightly through the surrounding tassel treatment. With a gold base and silk-wrapped cord, the designer-quality finishing touches make this gallery piece well-suited for any stylish home.
Using a matching pair of lamps in the bedroom helps create a calm, orderly, and balanced space. A serene bedroom lamp sets helps you wind down at the end of the day. Think about how much light you need (do you read in bed?) and the height of your bedside tables, when shopping for bedroom lamps.
Again, keeping things in proportion will give you the most functional lighting. Lamps from 28″ to 32″ tall typically work best next to a bed.
Andrea 30″ Marble/Crystal LED Table Lamp, Brass (Set of 2)
Bridging modern and traditional styles, this table lamp is crafted with a standout white marble pedestal base and slender brass body in a hand-rubbed, antiqued brass finish. A faceted crystal along the neck of the base reflects and refracts light when the bulb above is illuminated. A silk-wrapped cord and clear finial complete the look.
In this traditional room, gourd-shaped bedside lamps have a plain glaze that contributes to the overall calm:
Credit: Richard Leo Johnson
For a pop of color in a traditional or a modern room, try a pair of these timeless gourd lamps in vibrant coral, 2019’s Color of the Year:
Victoria 27.5″ Ceramic LED Table Lamp, Coral
This beautiful triple-gourd ceramic table lamp will brighten up your home with the elegance of a classic contemporary silhouette coupled with an eye-catching coral hue. Modernized from the midcentury classic by adding a crystal pedestal, it retains the charm of the original in an updated combination. Finished with a silk-wrapped cord, it is topped with a slightly tapered cotton linen drum shade and chrome finial.