Along with other metallics, brass has long been enjoying a renaissance in interior design. We can see why – the warm, golden tones are cosier and less stark than chrome or nickel, and add interest without being too industrial, as can sometimes be the case with metal. Brass table lamps can be a lovely feature, and work particularly well in a room with candles or a real fire as they give off a bit of sparkle! Whether you choose brass as the main material or as an accent, there’s sure to be something in our round-up that proves a hit. Here’s what we’ve found.
1. Sibella brass table lamp in antique brass, Mind the Gap
The design of this sleek, simple antique brass table lamp (above and main image) reminds us a little of a lava lamp – without the dayglo bubbles, though! The simple design would work equally well in a modern or traditional setting. The base costs £245 from Mind the Gap, shade not included.
2. Brass leather cuff table lamp, Dowsing & Reynolds
This hand-assembled lamp is really unusual, and add contrasting textures to your space to give it depth and character. Combining soft leather with hard metal, it would look great mixed with wool, velvet and wood for an eclectic look. £124.99, available from Dowsing & Reynolds.
3. Antique brass Pod table lamp, Pooky
This cute little brass number sits on four little ball feet. A little bit industrial, a little bit art deco, it straddles lots of genres. Available in two sizes, team it either with the matching brass shade (available separately) or a fabric option. Prices start at £128 for the larger size, base only, from Pooky.
4. Elliot brass table lamp, Laura Ashley
This slim, stylish metal candlestick lamp has a warm antique brass finish and comes complete with a neutrally coloured ivory white pleated shade in smooth cotton. This classic table lamp has a small footprint and will fit anywhere. Ideal for a side table in the living room or hall, it would also work well on a desk or bedside table. £40.01, available from Dar Lighting.
5. Dante brass table lamp, Cult Furniture
This brushed brass table lamp has a sleek design and striking curved shade. With a solid round base and a flexible ‘goose’ neck and smooth pendant it’s perfect for bedside tables, coffee tables, desks and the darker corners of your dining room. £59, available from Cult Furniture.
6. Larger Oriel table lamp, Pooky
The rectangular stepped base of this Oriel lamp is the base for a perfectly balanced circle which makes the whole thing look like a piece of sculpture. Pair it with your choice of shade (available separately). Prices start at £175 for the base only from Pooky.
7. Wick rechargeable brass table lamp, Lime Lace
This one has intrigued us! It offers a modern, LED-powered take on a traditional chamberstick candle holder. A chic, wireless light, the Wick portable lamp is an incredibly useful utility light not just indoors but outdoors too. It makes a great choice for a cosy dinner or alfresco party or for lighting up a dull reading corner. With ergonomic carrying ring it’s easy to transport the light source to where you need it. £160, available from Lime Lace.
8. Rarni antique brass desk lamp, Rose & Grey
If your tastes tend firmly towards the traditional, this stylish antique brass and glass desk lamp is perfect for your home office or a bedside table. We love the timeless style, which hints of vintage lamps. £195, available from Rose & Grey.
9. Harvey hare antique brass table lamp with shade, Cotterell & Co
This fun design will be a great talking point. The body of the hare is made with an antique brass finish and the whole thing comes complete with shade. £192, available from Cotterell & Co.
10. Industrial scissor lamp, Auburn Fox
Made from iron and brass iron with an eye-catching scissor adjustment, this lamp’s industrial look and contrasting colours make it a real head turner. Equally appealing to those with a taste for industrial décor or art deco style. £149, available from Auburn Fox.