White Parsons console with a pair of sculptural gold table lamps on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Traditional Home)

Lighting is quite similar to jewelry in many respects – it’s relatively small, brings in an accent color or finish, is often playful in its design, and in many cases, contrasts the style of the outfit (or room, in this case). Although practical in many regards, lighting can be a playful element that adventurously communicates your personality. A little goes a long way when it comes to finishes like metals and metallic, and it’s amazing what well-proportioned table lamps will do to a room. I recently switched out a task lamp on my desk for this table lamp and the new height and weight elevated my whole desk area.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gold table lamps in every budget because, well, who wouldn’t want some more home-jewelry? Gold can be serious or playful, traditional or glamorous, and I tried to represent all of these styles in each of the price ranges. It’s exciting to find such solid designs in Target’s Threshold collection, as well as admire the creativity of Anthropologie’s whimsical lighting. Do you spy any favorites below?

Easy DIY desk with green and gold desk legs from PrettyPegs on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Thou Swell – One Room Challenge: Art and a Desk)

SHOP $0 – $200

(via Waiting on Martha)

SHOP $200 – $300

(via Thou Swell – Tamara Magel’s Collected Minimalism)

SHOP $300 – $700


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  1. Clara Burro wrote:

    These lamps are absolutely stunning. From classic to funny (ie. with the goose). Gold and white is perfect.

    Posted 2.4.16 Reply

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