A table lamp is one item that you can’t run away from having in any home. This is another item whereby there is room to experiment and shop for uniqueness and creativity. Below are 3 most unusual table lamps that we have come across and hopefully, they will be able to fit the decor that you have in mind.
Most Unusual Table Lamps – Some Ideas
Wooden Folding Book Lamp
This is perfect for book lovers or avid readers. Even if you aren’t, the wooden folding book lamp will still make a nice addition to your home. It is an unusual table lamp because not only it looks like a book, it can be opened and closed like one. Therefore, you can bring it for camping or other outdoor activities. It is USB rechargeable and hence, you don’t need to worry about cables and finding a power outlet.
The lamp is made of environmentally friendly white maple wood and tear-resistant paper. There is an built-in LED light which lights up when the book is opened. The light will automatically shut when the book is closed. You can also fold it cover to cover so that light is cast in a 360-degree fashion.
The good thing about this book lamp is that it is a great conversation starter. It is also very flexible because you can open the book partially in any angle or wholly until the cover is back-to-back. This will also control the amount of light that you want in your room. You can charge it fully and then bring it along with you wherever you go.
However, the downside is the battery charge doesn’t seem to last very long for this particular brand. It can last about 6 to 8 hours which could barely make it through one whole night of use.
Octopus Accent Lamp
This one is naturally for octopus lovers. The tentacles are used as a base to support the lamp which is a made of swirled amber stained glass. This is more of an accent table lamp to add light to a dark corner. It is about 6 inches tall with a antiqued bronze finish tentacles base.
This octopus accent lamp uses a 7-watt Type C bulb which is included. It operates via an On/Off toggle switch which is situated at the back of the octopus head.
A good reason to buy this is because it does look cool but at the same time, a little unusual with its mysterious feel. If you look closely, you can also see that the sculpting is very detailed. It gives off a nice soft tint to create a warm ambience for the room.
While this octopus table lamp has its selling points, it also has a few disadvantages. The lamp is small in size and feels lightweight too. The base has a bronze finish only. It is not made of metal but plastic. The eyes are glued on and hence, they may pop off during the delivery process. However, you can always glue them back into the sockets and your lamp will still look like new.
“The Professor” Steampunk Accent Table Lamp
“The Professor” certainly looks great for decoration purposes. It is an unusual table lamp with its industrial look. Crafted out of iron pipe and valve, it is not a reading lamp but more of an accent piece.
The valve is not the switch although it does look like it. It is purely for visual appeal. The lamp is about 11 inches tall with the bulb and uses a 40-watt filament bulb. The bulb is included with the lamp but it gives off a yellow tint. There is a dimmer switch and hence, dimmable light bulbs are used.
This steampunk style table lamp has great details in terms of design which makes it a great addition to the home. It will also add character to a room. If you know of someone who likes old fashion stuff, this would certainly make a great gift. The dimmer feature is also a plus since you can control the brightness to take into account the time of day and the ambience that you want to create.
The downside is it is not bright enough as a reading lamp. So, if you are looking for that type of unusual table lamp, this is not it. At less than a feet tall with the bulb included, it is also on the small side.