Unusual, Kitschy, Vintage, and Retro Lighting

Lamps have one important role and that is to give illumination to a room or space. But aside from providing light, some of them can also add visual aesthetics and feel to a certain room. There are many kinds and designs of lights available in the market but sometimes, those unusual, kitschy, vintage, and retro ones can surprisingly give a more wonderful style to a certain room or space.

If you’re looking for different kinds of lighting you can add to your office, home, or maybe to give as a gift to your friends and family, here are some of the best unusual, kitschy, vintage, and retro lights we can recommend.

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Vintage Cat Table Lamp
Lava the Original Lamp
Y-Nut Vintage Water Pipe Lamp
Industrial Steampunk Table Pipe Lamp
Sweet Jojo Designs Blush Pink and Grey Boho Lamp Shade for Aztec Collection
The Subtle 1970’s Retro Style Table Lamp
YUNNI Plasma Ball 8 Inch Touch & Sound Plasma Lamp
Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp
Natural Selenite Electric Lamp
Minimalist Table Lamp

 

1. Vintage Cat Table Lamp

Some might find this table lamp odd looking, but for cat lovers, it is a gem. It features a vintage cat which comes in different designs as well. You can place it in your bedroom, living room, or on your office table.

2. Lava the Original Lamp

The lava lamp is a classic and iconic lamp for years. It features elegantly flowing colored wax in a decorative glass. It can definitely add beauty and drama to any space because of its soft colored light. It does not matter if you’re six or sixty because Lava the Original lamp is just right to set your mood.

3. Y-Nut Vintage Water Pipe Lamp

If you’re looking for a decorative light for your loft apartment, coffee house, or bar, then this old-fashioned water pipe table desk light is perfect for you. It also features a dimmable switch, allowing you to set the brightness of the light depending on your mood and preference.

4. Industrial Steampunk Table Pipe Lamp

This is a really cool industrial lamp which is also dimmable. It is handmade and you can choose from 2 Edison bulb styles, as well as from 3 wood base finishes. It is great to add in your bedroom or your office desk as a source of light and added décor.

5. Sweet Jojo Designs Blush Pink and Grey Boho Lamp

If you want an eye-catching lampshade in your home, then this is a great choice because of its noticeable color and Aztec pattern. It is handmade and made to order a product which you can use as a bedside lamp, a ceiling light, and a table lamp.

6. The Subtle 1970’s Retro Style Table Lamp

This lamp is something that retro lovers will really like to have. This lamp features a hand-selected tan cylindrical fabric lamp shade and a clear glass base. It is an artisan designed light fixture that will add a vintage ambiance to any room or space.

7. YUNNI Plasma Ball 8 Inch Touch & Sound Plasma Lamp

If you’re someone who’s into scientific things, then you’ll surely like this plasma ball lamp. It features a mesmerizing static electricity display that will respond to the touch of your hands and sound sensitive (when the sound reaches 80 dB) as well. It is a great gift to children and a great way to demonstrate to them the concepts of current, voltage, and lightning in a safe way.

8. Natural Himalayan Hand Carved Salt Lamp

This is a unique looking table lamp that is made from Himalayan salt. Himalayan salt is known to have a lot of benefits and some of them are, improves breathing, increases energy levels, helps sleep better, and it reduces stress as well. This hand-crafted lamp can let you experience the radiance of the Himalayan Mountains from the comfort of your home. It is best placed in the bedroom, office, and even in spas, restaurants, and yoga studios.

9. Natural Selenite Electric Lamp

This is an iceberg shaped electrical lamp that gives off beautiful shimmering selenite light. Selenite is a crystal that is formed from the mineral gypsum. It is usually placed in rooms or spaces where you want to neutralize negative energies and ensure a calm and peaceful environment. This is because like the moon, it can reflect a pure beam of white light which is believed to bring radiance and uplift an environment. It is best placed in the bedroom to provide you the maximum comfort and relaxation after a long day.

10. Minimalist Table Lamp

This table lamp is best for those who are not into a lot of details. It is a simple but elegant looking table lamp that can elevate the aesthetic of your home. It features an open-top cloth in beige color which hovers over a petite black wood base. This lamp is also great for offices as well because it can give a comforting feeling and is best used as a reading lamp.

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A Christmas Story Leg Lamp
Ceramics Vintage Cactus Lamp
Novelty Stop Light Lamp
Retro Industrial Vintage Desk Lamp
Creative Camera Vintage Lamp
Roman Bronze Metal Accent Table Lamp
MOZAIST Turkish Lamp, Swan Neck Mosaic Table Lamp, Moroccan Decorative Glass Antique
LED Magnet Flame Table Lamp
Pink Rose Shade Desk Lamp
Bohemian Orchid Stacked Glass Table Lamp

11. A Christmas Story Leg Lamp

 

This is a really weird-looking lamp but it’s cool as well because it is a prop replica from the movie, A Christmas Story. It lights up under the top shade and even the leg itself lights up. You can illuminate your living room with this comical leg lamp, and it’s certain that it will be the center of attention where you have guests.

12. Ceramics Vintage Cactus Lamp

This cactus lamp looks elegant and can really go well in living rooms. It can make a room or space look bright and feel fresh. It can also be a wonderful gift for people who are into cactus succulents.

13. Novelty Stop Light Lamp

This is a really cool stop light lamp and it is best placed in children’s bedrooms or in a video game room. It is a fun lamp that can also produce flashing lights. It can also a great gift for children who are into cars.

14. Retro Industrial Vintage Desk Lamp

This lamp is designed with a vintage iron pipe and uses Edison retro light bulbs. It is a great desk lamp you can add in the workshop and in any other creative spaces. It can also go well with retro-inspired rooms.

15. Creative Camera Vintage Lamp

Those who love photography and vintage cameras will definitely fall in love with this lamp. It is a wooden camera-shaped lamp that uses Edison or incandescent bulb. It is made from real wood and high-quality steel. Aside from providing light, it is also a wonderful decorative piece you can add to your living room, bedroom, and office.

16. Roman Bronze Metal Accent Table Lamp

This is a three-light lamp that has sleek lines that can give any space a contemporary appeal. It has rectangular shades of opal glass which are positioned to match its geometric form. This is a great choice if you’re looking for an interesting and bold lamp décor. It is ideal to be placed in the living room or family room.

17. MOZAIST Turkish Lamp, Swan Neck Mosaic Table Lamp, Moroccan Decorative Glass Antique

This table lamp is eye-catching because of its handmade swan neck mosaic design. Highly skilled workers intelligently combined beads and glass on the globe to bring you a truly vintage and stunning lamp. This unique table lamp is best used in the living room by the seating area or on an end table.

18. LED Magnet Flame Table Lamp

This table lamp features a flickering yellow flame effect which can create a pleasant ambiance to any room. The light also comes with a beautiful lattice cover, making it a nice decoration for your home. It is only a small lamp but it can definitely add a classic look to any space.

20. Pink Rose Shade Desk Lamp

This is a gorgeous-looking table lamp that is adorned with lovely pink roses. It can definitely create a welcoming ambiance in your home. It also features a sculpted and texturized crystal glass base that is sure to catch the eye. It will be able to complement a lot of home décor while emitting a pleasant glow.

21. Bohemian Orchid Stacked Glass Table Lamp

This table lamp can add color to any space because of its soft, multi-colored, and elegantly stacked glass design. It also features a deep orchid lampshade that adds a fun touch to it, and a clear base completes its chic look. So, if you’re looking for an elegant but fun lamp for your home, this one is a great choice.

These lights can certainly create big add a fun and unusual style element when it comes to improving the visual appeal of a room or space compared to more common and usual lights available in the market.  Be bold and try something just a little bit kitschy, vintage or retro-inspired today!