Lighten Up: Quirky Little Lamps For Your Space

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If you are a regular, ordinary, been-sitting-here-for-ten-plus-years metal desk lamp — abandon hope all ye who enter here — it’s time for some fun.

Working at home has become the usual for many, and I’m here to tell you that a little Etsy lamp could make your 9-to-5 a whole lot better. I’ve rounded up a bunch of really unique lamps that won’t only brighten your space, but also (hopefully) your mood — I know we could all use a li’l bit of that.

Experimenting with lighting can be such a fun way to freshen up your desk or bedside table. Who knew you needed three little golden mice holding up lightbulbs for your viewing (in more ways than one) pleasure? Well, I did. Get excited about these 16 quirky & fun lamps from Etsy to add a bit of spunk to your at-home workspace.

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

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1. Vintage White Snake Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

I love these little coil-y things, they’re suuuuper vintage. You can actually bend and move the long flexible part into any shape that you want. It’s like…fun?


2. ’80s Black Ceramic Cobra Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

OK, this is one-of-a-kind and pretty expensive for a table lamp, but LOOK at it. I couldn’t not add it. It’s just the coolest lamp I’ve ever seen. Might add this one to my Christmas list… (hey, mom).


3. Modern Edison Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

You’ll soon realize that Edison lamps are kind of reoccurring in this roundup — I just can’t get enough of them. I love the industrial-like feel and how the bases are always pretty unique. I love the little circle handle on this one.


4. Space Shuttle Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

I mean…This one speaks for itself. Also, I don’t think it has to be just a seven-year-old aspiring to be an astronaut kinda thing. Coolness is for all ages. (Great sentence there.)


5. Smart Charging Triangle Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

I love the glow and aesthetic of this one. Big plus that it has a wireless charging platform AND two USB ports. Uhh.. genius.


6. Little Mouse Lamps

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

THESE. Oh my god. Have you ever seen anything quirkier or more perfect? The fact that you can choose your mouse based on its position (“standing”, “crouching”, “sitting”) is everything.


7. Portable Table Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

This one is so cool and handy. (Literally — it’s portable!) I love the modern shape and the dimmable aspect. Could be a cute, futuristic lantern for glamping…if anyone’s doing that these days.


8. Faceted Block Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

It’s the I-just-made-this-in-woodshop-class appeal for me. A little rustic, a little modern and totally beautiful.


9. Ceramic Circle Hanging Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

This one comes in a bunch of hanging shapes (see Etsy shop here). All of the light fixtures in this shop are pretty to die for — especially their sweet little hanging lamps. They’ve got tons of great reviews, too.


10. Reclaimed Wood Edison Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

Two words: reclaimed wood. These lamps are by far the coolest (and most eco-friendly). You get to choose your base size/shape and bulb type and BAM — you get a totally awesome and unique lamp all to yourself. Would look SO good in a group of three or more or perfect as a singular statement lamp. I just love these.


11. Levitating Moon Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

These have become popular lately and I totally get why. They’re sooo cool — and pretty mesmerizing. Would make such a good gift for really any age.


12. Lightning Neon Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

Neon lights need to make a comeback in my opinion. They’re so fun to look at and add juuust the right amount of light to a dim room. Really cool vibes. They also tend to come in many fun shapes and words like this electric lightning bolt one and this Oreo cookie one. Yes, you read that correctly.


13. Elegant Ceramic Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

Love how the description of this one mentions that it’d be great for a cozy corner. We all need one of those. Really enjoying the colors that it comes in, too.


14. Mini Balance Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

A table lamp made in minimalist heaven. Really. When you lift the bottom little metal ball to stand next to the top one, the lamp turns on. When you want it off, you just break the magnetic connection by pulling down the bottom ball. SO NEAT. Comes in two really pretty grey colors.


15. Metallic Industrial Edison Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

I really like the mix of materials here — glass, metal and wood are some of my favorites, and they play so well here on this industrial Edison lamp. The rose gold color is too good.


16. Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

A tried-and-true way to reach your most perfect zen state. Seriously, it’s said that salt lamps really do boost your mood AND cleanse the air through the negative ions that they release (whether that be true or not). Oooo, so cool. (This one comes with a dimmer — which is necessary, if you ask me.)

Tell me those mice didn’t totally swoon you, no? And tell me you have’t completely fallen in love with Edison lamps. I know I have. Lighten up, babe!

Xo, Abby

Here’s one for the pinners!

A little Etsy lamp makes the 9-to-5 so much better & brightens your space + mood. 16 cool, quirky desk lamps to add spunk to our at-home workspace.

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