Fall has officially arrived! Now that it's getting a little chillier and darker earlier, it's definitely the time to start bringing out all your cozy gear. Soft throws, warm slippers and hot chocolate will help make the transition from sunny days to snowy ones much more appealing. Another way to warm up your space for the fall and winter months? Change out your lighting and bring in some pretty accent lamps to make the space feel extra inviting. If an area is not being used for focused work where you need tons of overhead light (like a kitchen), it's going to feel a lot more relaxing to have soft lighting spaced out in different areas around the room. That means several different lamps, either table or standing, strategically placed in corners or on side tables.
Switch out the bulbs to softer settings (it's great to have a three-way system so you can adjust for extra light if you need). Indirect, ambient lighting will help make the overall space feel like a place you'll want to curl up in. If it's in your bedroom, softer lighting will help you fall asleep more easily (especially if you keep phone and TV use at bay in the hour or so before bed).
When it comes to the design of the lamps themselves, materials like ceramic, marble and wood are a good bet for a look that's natural and tactile. Glazed ceramic bases can add some soft color to your decor, while clear glass blends in seamlessly to the environment. Here are a few of our favorite accent lamps to get you started!
Jade Green Ombre Lamp
The soothing, sea-green tones of this table lamp make it perfect for a bedside table.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $59.99
Globe Table Lamp
This sleek light is the perfect combo of modern design with a soft edge (and the warm glow of the frosted glass globe is perfect for those cold days when you just want to stay in bed).
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $99
Lyngard Facet Table Lamp
Handcrafted in England out of bone china, this gorgeous lamps almost looks like a piece of natural crystal that's been carved out of a rock.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $398
Langley Street Ruben Marble Table Lamp
This classic cylindrical shape can work within a range of decor styles, from a city loft to an elegant townhouse. Bonus: it's a great price for a marble base (which are usually much more pricey)!
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $99.99
Wood Teardrop Table Lamp
This earthy lamp is made in India out of mango wood and will fit in perfectly in a boho living room or a traditional bedroom.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $59.95
Rivit Gold Table Lamp
Even though the shape of this metal lamp is super modern, the satin gold finish makes it feel warm.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $49.99
Rivet Modern Floor Lamp
This streamlined brass-and-wood lamp was inspired by mid-century modern decor, but will look great in almost any setting.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $129
Lyle Floor Lamp
A new take on an old-school apothecary lamp, this angled design makes it ideal for positioning over a reading nook, just where you need it.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $269
Versanora Romanza Tripod Lamp
With three taped legs and and a warm wood finish, this floor lamp is an epitome of simple, modern design.
SHOP NOW: All Modern, $113.99