Well that lasted for only a few weeks. Two weeks after I moved in my parents visited me for a few days to help with the last of the unpacking and to see my house. During the visit my mother and I were in my master bedroom and she noticed the lamps I had beside my bed. My mother matter-of-factly told me that I needed to replace them because they were lamps for a child’s bedroom not for a master bedroom.
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I didn’t want to admit it, but she was right. If I remember correctly I’d had those lamps since high school so they were kind of juvenile. They also didn’t fit with the decor or size of my master bedroom. The only reason I’d had them for so long was because I didn’t see a need to spend money on new lamps when the ones I had still worked.
Despite not wanting to spend any money to decorate rooms that were already furnished I decided that I really should replace the lamps. When I started searching for lamps for my bedroom I didn’t have a long criteria list. I just wanted lamps that looked more mature, had more of a presence, were neutral in color and cost $40 or less each.
With that criteria in mind I started checking out various online and brick and mortar stores. Here are some of the places I found affordable lamps.
Joss & MainI personally prefer to shop online since I really don’t like to shop at all. So when I started looking for affordable lamps for my bedroom I turned to online stores like Joss & Main first. On Joss & Main I could easily filter through their variety of styles to find what I liked and even filter my search further to find lamps within my price range.
Another plus about searching for lamps on Joss & Main is they show you a picture of the lamp by itself and other picture with the lamp in a room environment. Seeing it in a room environment helps you see the color scheme it fits with and you can determine if it works with your decor.
While I didn’t see many lamps I liked within my $40 price range I did find that you can find several nice lamps under $100 each which I discovered is a good price for nice table lamps.
|Doyle Table Lamp - Joss & Main|
Ross Dress for LessYep. You read right. Ross Dress for Less. While most of what Ross sells is clothing, they do have a section of the store dedicated to home decor. There you can find lamps of many styles and sizes all at reasonable prices. The trick to Ross is if you don’t see a lamp you fall in love with, you may need to keep going back as their inventory changes often. If you do find a lamp you love, you may want to get it that day. Otherwise that lamp might have been sold by the time you go back.
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KirklandsMy mother turned me onto Kirklands. One of the great things about Kirklands is you can shop online or go to the store. My first few times in the physical store I didn’t realize that they had lamps because the lamps are displayed on high shelves and I never thought to look up. Kirkland’s has multiple styles of lamps, including ones that are modern fitting my decor style, many of them under $50 each.
|Pennington Silver Cage Table Lamp - Kirklands|
HomeGoodsI have to admit I love the selection of home decor in this store and the lamp section doesn’t disappoint. Of all of the brick and mortar stores on this list, I think Home Goods has the largest selection of modern lamps.
Home Goods also does a good job of displaying the lamps so you can touch them, pick them up and even see how much light the lamp provides.
MarshallsWhile I found several lamps that I liked I couldn’t find anything that really jumped out to me. Then one day I went to Marshalls and came across these beauties. Despite these lamps being a little more than I wanted to pay, $50 each, I loved the elegance and sophistication of them and the unique lamp shade.
Another plus for these lamps are they’re the perfect height for a bedside lamp. Decorator tips are the bottom of lamp shade should be even with your chin when sitting up in bed. This can equate to a lamp around 25-27 inches high give or take a few depending on your height, the height of your bed or nightstand.
Every time that I walk into my master bedroom I’m so glad that listened to my mother and bought new lamps. They look so good in my bedroom and have given it a whole new look. Until I bought these lamps I never really understood how one seemingly little decor change can transform a room.
What piece of affordable decor have you bought that transformed one of your rooms?