As British Summer Time (BST) draws to a close, there has already been a noticeable lengthening of the evenings. Less daylight comes with it's disadvantages but there are more than a few advantages to the clocks going back too. It means an extra hour in bed in the morning and the perfect excuse to cuddle up in a cosy corner when you arrive home from work. It's the perfect time of year to practise the 'Hygge' lifestyle.
While the weather outside may be frightful, the right selection of indoor lighting can stave off the doom and gloom. You're going want a selection of different light fittings for your home (check out our 'lighting tips for dark nights' article here) but for now we're focussing on the humble table lamp. Perfect for setting the mood in a room. Here are 10 of the best options to consider for this Autumn / Winter.
Menu Carrie Lamp
This lamp was actually inspired by the Danish word Hygge! This rechargeable LED lamp emits a soft, dimmable light and because it's portable, it's perfect for taking with your no matter where in the house you decide to throw your feet up.
Shop the Carrie Lamp here.
Flos Taccia Lamp
Designed in 1962 this spectacular lamp can be used on the floor or table. Taccia features a dimmable LED light source and emits a reflective light upwards, at an angle chosen by the user. Perfect for setting the mood and acting as a distinctive addition to your room.
Shop the Taccia Lamp here.
Louis Poulsen Panthella Mini
The Panethella Mini is a piece of functional art. The integrated LED features 3 light intensity levels and offers a warm and comfortable illumination. The hemispherical shade reflects the light downwards, and the material used ensures that the majority of the light is spread diffusely in the room from the surface of the shade.
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Lightyears Night Owl Lamp
With a soft organic silhouette makes the Night Owl an effortless and informal table lamp - one that will spread a wash of warm Nordic light wherever it's places. What's more, the matt monochrome finishes and anti glare diffuser ensure this lamp will befit any colour scheme.
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Menu JWDA Concrete Lamp
The JWDA's concrete base, brass dial and opal glass dome make it a sophisticated blend of the tough and the fragile. The dimmable lamp emits a diffused light that makes it perfect for use on a bedside table, or a side table next to your sofa / lounge chair.
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Vita Copenhagen EOS Lamp Shade
The EOS lamp shade is crafted from goose feathers and gives off a lovely ambient light suitable for any room. EOS is a soft, tactile and sculptural light that'll bring a new dimension to your lighting and decor, while also emitting a beautifully pleasant glow.
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Vitra Akari 3A Lamp
This iconic mid century design is technically a floor lamp but at just 53cm tall we thought we'd include it. Named after the Japanese word "akari" which means "light" the 3A lamp represents both illumination and physical lightness. The handcrafted washi paper shade creates a soft, warm glow.
Shop the Akari 3A Lamp here.
Foscarini Kurage Table Lamp
The Kurage features a beautifully domed white washi paper diffuser and four leg base in ash - narrowed at the feet to reinforce it's delicate design. As a side, table or ambient light this is a lamp of sculptural beauty with an ethereal personality.
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Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Table Light
Design by Poul Henningson in the 1920's the Ph series are based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of hand-blown opal three-layer glass, which is glossy on top and sandblasted matte on the underside to produce a soft and diffuse light distribution.
Shop the PH Table Lamp here.
Menu Bollard Lamp
With its flexible form one can hang the Bollard Lamp from the ceiling as a pendant, angle it as a spotlight for some intimate mood lighting, lie it flat on its side for a casual glow or place it on its foot to beam light upwards. However you style it Bollard will look great and comes in five muted colours to suit any interior setting.
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Anglepoise Mini Mini
Okay so technically this makes the list 11 rather than 10 but we just couldn't leave out the new release Anglepoise Mini Mini desk lamp. The Mini Mini Desk lamp is an offspring of the ever-popular 1970’s Model 90 Desk Lamp. With all the personality and versatility of the classic Anglepoise lamp, the Mini Mini Desk Lamp is petite, portable version that can be plugged directly into your laptop’s USB drive. Perfect for offices, student homes and those who need to work on the go.
Shop the Anglepoise Mini Mini Desk Lamp here.