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When it comes to finishing touches, few things have the potential to simultaneously add warmth and character to a space like accent lights do. From nightstand lamps that lend a soft glow to industrial-chic task lamps that spark productivity, this is one decor purchase worth splurging on—though the good news is you don’t have to.

Allow us to introduce affordable lighting’s greatest hits: chic table lamps under $100, in a multitude of styles. There’s the futuristic army of sculptural glass lamps, a raffia-wrapped one with tropical vacation vibes, and a $12 IKEA desk option that’s less than a foot tall. All budget-friendly, all guaranteed to zhuzh up your home with a click of “add to cart.” (Psst: If you’re all set on indoor lighting, our portable lamp roundup has plenty of under-$100 options for your backyard and beyond.)

Ready to make your space a bit cozier? Ahead, the best under-$100 table lamps for every design aesthetic.

Of the Natural World

When in doubt, go natural. Earthy materials like raffia, wood, and wicker make these picks everything from Scandinavian minimal to coastal grandma—starting with this $25 Amazon option that looks more like a vintage score.


From bulbs to cubes to squiggly blobs, these finds will bring both a sculptural element and ambient glow to your space. We’re eyeing Amazon’s simplistic tripod lamp, offering clean, contemporary lines for just $23.

For Getting Down to Business

These desk lamps make work a little more fun—especially H&M Home’s squiggly design with a built-in tray. But the real score has to be this $22 Amazon find, so affordable you might as well add it to your cart along with your toothpaste and paper towel haul.

A Pop of Color

Because blending in may not be your vibe, we found a few eye-catching lamps that stand out in the crowd. Adding one of these to a room is an easy and affordable way to pack a punch.

Take It Outside

Some lamps really can do it all: These picks can be taken from your nightstand to your picnic. Chargeable, portable, and cute as can be, we love anything that keeps an alfresco party going into the night.