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15 Cute Portable Lamps You Can Move from Room to Room

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Lighting is an often-overlooked element of design—but it’s one of the most important! A stunning room can easily be ruined by one sad fluorescent lightbulb. So be sure to give some thought to incorporating good lighting into your home. Your cozy reading nook may need brightening, or perhaps the bedroom could use a bit more ambiance. Or, maybe you’ve even begun to plan this summer’s outdoor living area—if so, proper lighting could give you more evening hours to enjoy it. That’s where the best portable lamps come in.

There are so many spaces where a cute lamp or two could make all the difference, but then you discover there’s no outlet nearby. Don’t despair! You no longer need to be tethered to electrical cables. There are so many cordless table lamps to choose from nowadays, you can create the perfect atmosphere without even needing to worry about plugs. That’s why we found the best portable lamps for every room, decor style, and budget. Soon, you’ll be seeing your space in a new light.


Zafferano Poldina Rechargeable LED Table Lamp



These Italian LED table lamps are affordable and come in six lively colors. Made from aluminum and polycarbonate, you can use them inside or outside. Arrange a trio to light an al fresco dinner party in style. The light will last well past the dessert course, with a total battery life of up to 8 hours.


Barbara Barry Melanie Cordless Accent Lamp

Visual Comfort & Co.


This classic ceramic table lamp has a beautiful cracked finish that gives it an earthy feel. It comes with a touch dimmer and a custom rechargeable LED light source. Despite its stout physique, it’s only 3 pounds, so you can move it from desk to bedside table with no issue. 


JONATHAN Y Alyson Cordless LED Mushroom Table Lamp

Bed Bath & Beyond


A mushroom-shaped lamp is the epitome of mid-century modern design. Although it appears delicate, this pick is actually quite durable, and it’ll level up any decor. Both the base and shade are made of metal and the LED bulb is integrated into the design. There are five colors to choose from at this 7-inch height, as well as a slightly taller version with additional color options. 


Remi Solar Outdoor Lantern

Pottery Barn


This hardworking solar-powered, rechargeable outdoor lantern can tough it all. (Not to mention, it also comes with all of the LED bulbs you’ll ever need!) Perfect poolside or for camping, it’s lightweight, scratch-resistant, and Phthalate-, BPA-, lead-, and latex-free.


Dimmable Cordless Table Lamps, Pack of 2



A pair of cordless table lamps is the little black dress of lighting. They’re simple, beautiful, and will work well anywhere. You can use this budget-friendly option for 15-20 hours when fully charged. Plus, it blends into any space seamlessly. There are two height options to choose from: 9.5 or 15 inches. You can also switch between the three light settings with just a touch.


Marie Flanigan Avedon Cordless Accent Lamp

Visual Comfort & Co.


This lovely accent lamp has a natural rattan base that says traditional beach house, but it’s still tech-savvy. It has a rechargeable LED and a touch dimmer, so you can place it anywhere. The rattan, in either the natural or plaster white color, will nicely complement other organic textures in the room. 


Fatboy Transparent Transloetje Table Lamp, Set of 2



This retro Fatboy lamp set would look great in a teenager’s room, or any space that’s meant to be fun, not fussy. The LED bulb is built into the fixture and lasts a whopping 50,000 hours. There are three dim settings, and the battery lasts at least eight hours on the brightest one.


MAGCHARM Cordless Mushroom Lamp



Interested in the cordless lamp trend, but unsure if you’d actually move a light from place to place? This option is inexpensive and chic and ready for a test run. It has a glass lampshade and metal base. You can also use it with a cord, or go cordless with lithium ion batteries that last up to 10 hours when fully charged. 


KATE SPADE NEW YORK Elsie Cordless Accent Lamp

Visual Comfort & Co.


This gorgeous lamp sets a high bar for portable lighting. A pair would be stunning on a console table, flanking a couch, or bedside. There are two shade options to choose from, cream and blush, and you can dim the lamp with the touch of a finger.


OttLite LED Speaker Lamp

Bed Bath & Beyond


Time to get the party started! This portable lamp features a bluetooth speaker. The lamp casts warm white light, bright white light, or natural daylight and can be separated from the speaker to be used as a light only. Then, you can return the lamp to the speaker base to charge. It’s a perfect choice for the backyard, beach, or dorm room.


JHY DESIGN Metal Desk Lamp



While many portable lamps have a decidedly modern feel, this option has an industrial look, with its dark metal base and exposed bulb. Its petite frame makes it the perfect addition to an office nook, entryway table, or bar cart.


MJ PREMIER Decorative Cordless Lamp



This artful battery-powered lamp features a teal glass shade that looks like something straight out of a gallery. It features palm-shaped etchings that disperse light and give the room an ambient feel.


Ameico Flowerpot Rechargeable LED Table Lamp



Verner Panton, one of Denmark’s most influential designers, created this metallic masterpiece. It’s best for indoor use only, and will bring effortless style to any room. Made of polycarbonate and steel, the lamp is not only beautiful, but also durable. The metallic domed design is timeless, and the lamp is both rechargeable dimmable.


BLACK+DECKER Verve Designer Smart Desk Lamp



Here’s a good option for a hardworking loved one who tends to burn the midnight oil. This adjustable desk lamp features wireless charging, and you can even connect it to your Amazon Alexa. You can also program your personalized circadian rhythm in its accompanying app, and adjust it to your sleep and wake cycle. The lamp can cast millions of colors, both single-color or color-changing.


Cordless Touch Sensor Bird Lamp



This cute bird lamp is perfect for a kids’ room, making storytime before bed extra special. A simple tap can dim the light or turn it off once sleepiness sets in. You can also remove the bird from the base and hang it up with the included hardware for precious kids’ room decor. 

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