Why We Love Orb Table Lamps
There’s hardly a lamp that packs more artistically stunning style than orb table lamps. With their unique design, they make a surprisingly impactful visual statement in a relatively small package. Orb lamps are inherently modern with their simplistic style, but with more design forward additions they’ll pair well with several different styles. Some use the orb to cast a beautiful, 360 degree ambient glow, while others pair a spherical base with more traditional light sources. Use them indoors and outdoors to update your home’s spaces with a light source that’s appealing and unique.
Decor that Works Best with Orb Table Lamps
Orb table lamps provide an ethereally delicate shine with a fanciful composition that complements several different interior design styles. Orb 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. Those that include geometric shapes and gold additions are perfect for a home with Art Deco influences. While options with a glass globe and metal accents will provide the perfect industrial shine. And for those that embrace both past and present, our mid-century modern options bring unique textures, symmetrical designs, and a classic shape to the table.
Favorite Finishes of Orb Table Lights
Orb table lamps may seem straightforward but thanks to lively silhouettes, unique textures, and different finishes there are plenty of radically different options to choose from. Orb lights with gold geometric bases or accents will add a touch of warmth to the refined light. On the other hand, orb lamps covered in shiny silver metallics bring an even more polished and refined look to the simple and sleek sphere. And, for all of those who love these unique lights but favor a more rustic home, rough, textured metal base and banding help transform these fixtures from something that seems ultra-modern to a beautiful, industrial style lamp.
How to Choose the Perfect Orb Desk Lamp
With an orb desk lamp, or table lamp, the most important thing to keep in mind in size. When purchasing a traditional desk lamp, the size of the base doesn’t come into play because they’re all fairly standard and the majority of the width is in the shade. However, with some of these lamps, especially those that keep it super simple as a singular globe and nothing else, there is no base. 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.
Orb lamps are incredibly unique, but this means that there isn’t necessarily a place for them in every home. For a similar feel with more style options, browse our selection of round table lamps. And, to achieve a simplistic look without the round profile, our cordless table lamps keep things clutter-free in a silhouette that minimalists love. On the other end of the spectrum, to add even more stylistic embellishments our Art Deco table lamps embrace all the shapely geometric and beautiful metallic additions of their namesake. Finally, for something that pairs better with rustic decor consider one of our farmhouse table lamps.