Now that the sun sets at approximately 4 p.m., there has never been a better time to add a new lamp or three to your home. And while there’s certainly no shortage of options out there, that Tolomeo floor lamp or brass Art Deco sconce will easily set you back hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Fortunately, we have unearthed a haven for (relatively) affordable lamps on Etsy. The shop is called the LampMuseum, and, inside it’s pages, one can find everything from a brown marbled Murano mushroom to a vintage Ikea sconce (that easily passes for a Design Within Reach piece) to a Hans-Agne Jakobsson pendant for a fraction of the price you’d pay at an antique shop. The LampMuseum doesn’t specialize in a single style — its wares run the gamut from architect-worthy task lamps to chintzy gingham shades — but it does have a particularly large selection of pleated options, many of which remind us of the extremely popular (and generally over $1,000) Mads Caprani lamps that vintage shops like Bi-Rite Studio and Home Union generally can’t keep in stock for more than a few minutes. Below, some of our favorites — just note that these are one of a kind, so if you see one that really lights you up (sorry), hop to it.
A pleasingly bubblegum-colored ceramic lamp with a tan fluted lampshade that will give off warm light.
A vintage Ikea sconce that looks like something from Design Within Reach for about half the price, with a gray metal shade that will go with any number of décor schemes.
If traditional is more your style, we like the blue and white floral porcelain base on this one.
Wall lamps by Swedish designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson are currently going for over $3,000 on 1stDibs, making this one, which rings in at under $200, a true steal.
There’s something very ’90s-uptown-breakfast-spot aesthetic about the pairing of a yellow and white pleated lampshade with the smooth black base.
Whether you use it as a reading light in bed or a task lamp at your desk, the red gives this lamp more personality than your standard silver clamp lamp.
A cottagecore lampshade on a purple gumball base: We’re sold.
Another lamp from Hans-Agne Jakobsson — and another absurdly good deal (we spotted a pair of pendants in this style being sold for $1,500 elsewhere).
LampMuseum also sells lots of pleated lampshades, should you want to liven up a lamp you already have. We’re fond of this starry one that looks like an illustration from The Little Prince.
The lamp you always wished you could steal from your great-aunt’s house in Palm Beach can now be yours.
A sweet pastel-pink lampshade atop a somewhat bow-shaped metal base — what’s not to love?
Just a soothing orb of light that would warm up any dark corner of your apartment — and with a red spiral cord that makes it stand out from more generic iterations of the glowing orb light.
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