Why We Love Globe Table Lamps
It’s difficult to imagine a type of light that offers more variety than a globe table lamp. From subtle, minimalistic options, perfect for a desk or study, to futuristic and artisan pieces worthy of being the centerpiece of a room, globe table lamps are often stunning works of art as much as they are providers of light. As the bulb is generally completely obscured, many modern globe table lamps offer more of a soft glow that can safely be viewed from all angles, although some offer more traditional direct forms of light. Use globe table lights to add a touch of playfulness in a home office, or take advantage of their 360-degree shine by placing them on an accent table. These table lamps can, and should, be used anywhere.
Decor that Works Well with Modern Globe Table Lamps
Modern globe table lamps have a soft, whimsical glow that pairs well with many other styles. Globe table lights designed as a simple sphere, lit from within by LEDs, are the physical embodiment of modern design principles, with their ultra-simple composition and cool tones. They’ll pair well with globe wall sconces, which have an extremely similar look and feel. And, by using sconces in addition to globe table lamps, you’ll be able to create the even and layered lighting look that so many people desire.
Favorite Globe Table Lights Styles & Colors
Modern globe table lamps may seem fairly straightforward and similarly designed, but that is not the case at all. You’ll find that futuristic silhouettes, unique textures, surprising colors, and different finishes set these lights apart from each other. Glass globe table lamps have a cool, exposed bulb element that feels simultaneously modern and vintage. But, this is a contemporary shapes and as such, you won’t find too many vintage options. Although we do have some options for those that embrace both past and present. Our mid-century modern globe fixtures bring unique textures, symmetrical designs, and gold accents to the table, all with the soft glow that makes globe table lamps a favorite.
How to Choose the Best Globe Shaped Table Lamps
With a globe shaped table lamp, the most important thing to keep in mind in size. Unlike traditional table lamps, these lights are bulky all around, not just in the shade, and don’t offer much in the way of a vertical presence. Although some fixtures feature bases to raise the light up, the majority of them simply glow in place. The largest part of the lamp will be resting on your desk or table, so keep the width as well as the height in mind. If you want a wide ambient glow, look for a light that sits completely surrounded by a shade to diffuse light all around. And, if you’ll be using the light to modernize your outdoors, which we highly suggest, make sure that it’s wet-rated so that it will survive the elements.
Blown glass table lamps also come in globe shapes, but aren’t limited to it. In this collection you’ll find many different colors and styles, all brought together by their handcrafted appeal. Edison table lamps are much more traditional than globe table lamps, but thanks to updated designs, they don’t feel out of place in the modern home. They let vintage exposed bulbs add an antique vibe and pair that with contemporary designs. The end result is an undeniably cool light. And, on the completely opposite end of the spectrum, there are Art Deco table lamps. Never subtle, always bright and bold, in this collection, you’ll find rich colors, golden accents, and geometric lines.