• Most Popular - A Look at What's Well Liked

    Now that we've had our product review feature available for about 6 months, I thought it would be interesting to see which products were getting the most responses. Here some of the results: Most Reviewed: This Mission-style table lamp with a nightlight feature currently has had the most reviews...
  • More than Meets the Eye

    For those among us that quickly grow weary of our surroundings, I compiled a list of home decor transformers. These items can keep even the most fickle, new-stimulus-craving decorator satisfied. 1. The Asymmetry Table Lam p with a bold and eye-catching look. 2. Try out a color changing LED light...
  • Mad Men Lighting

    I am enjoying the new season of AMC's Mad Men so much that I put together a collection of lamps which would be at home on one of their time bending sets. These lamps channel the early 60's vibe with classic simplicity, keeping them relevant for today's interiors. ...
  • Asian-Inspired Home Decor to Spice Things Up

    The Olympics in China have been a visual feast so far. With the spectacular opening ceremonies and all of the images of Beijing , I'm inspired to post a couple ideas for working a little Eastern flavor into an interior. These great boxes, made with reclaimed walnut shells, are a quick, inexpensive...
  • Don't Miss this Rerun

    In November a documentary on design called "Objectified" aired on PBS. One of the designers interviewed is Karim Rashid, whose lamp designs we feature on our site. I missed the original airing but came across it on the PBS website today. Hopefully PBS will rebroadcast it soon so stay on the...
  • The Cutest Desk Lamp Ever

    We fell instantly in love with the Pinguino accent desk lamps . They come in a variety of colors and make a great accent for a computer desk or study area. Note the little feet! Want a version that wobbles but won't fall down? Try the Birillo desk lamp . Just as cute, but without the stylish two...
  • Playful Children's Room Lighting

    Triggering a child's imagination doesn't take much but you can help it along by choosing a table lamp for their room with bold design and color. The lamp's charm should be immediately accessible with easily read themes. Crystal transforms an ordinary bedroom into a princess hide-away...
  • Light in Odd Places

    Sometimes you have a lighting need that doesn't fit with any conventional solution. The most perplexing of problems often need the most flexible solutions so here are some of our most flexible, bendable lights: LED tape lights (see above) - This product can be used for baseboards, under cabinets...
  • Citizen Decorating: Your Photo Submissions

    Last fall we decided to add more product information to our site by posting feedback from past purchasers. One of the neatest things to spring out of this is the photo submissions we've been receiving. This photo comes from a review submitted by saguarosam in Sedona, AZ. I like the way the patina...
  • LAMPS PLUS Voted Best in Orange County

    Thank you Orange County! The O.C. Register has announced the results of its 16th annual " The Best of Orange County " people's choice awards. LAMPS PLUS Brea, Laguna Hills and Orange, were voted the Best Lighting/Lamp/Fan Stores . According to a customer from Mission Viejo, excellent...
  • Celebrate the New Year with a Red Silk Shade

    Browsing through the site today I came upon this Bickett Tobin red mini blossom table lamp . The hand-sewn silk shade reminds me of the colorful lanterns used to celebrate the Chinese New Year . The red color of the lanterns is believed to lucky. Who doesn't need more luck in the coming year?
  • What Is Tiffany Style Glass?

    Tiffany lamps and lighting fixtures represent a classic American style. Popularized by artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany in the late 1890s, these lamps feature brightly colored pieces of opalescent glass. In the production process, the pattern for the lamp is drawn out and colored glass...
  • Clear Furniture: When Less is More

    Clear furniture gives rooms an uncluttered and spacious feel. Even if space is not a concern, the shine of clear furnishings and accessories is uniquely beautiful. Translucent materials like acrylic and glass create an environment that looks sleek and modern. Their clean simplicity helps balance ornate...
  • Purple Passion

    The colorful, jewelry-like look of this purple table lamp from our Bijoux Collection caught the eye of the Woman's World editors putting together the January 7, 2008 edition. It fits so nicely into their theme that you can see why.
  • More on the Glowing Green Theme

    Take a closer look at this glass table lamp that was featured in Ty Pennington's "At Home" magazine . They switched to a white lamp shade for the photo shoot, which gives it a more formal feel. The coolest feature of this $35 table lamp has to be the nightlight. It's just a fun way...
  • Getting Noticed

    Our Light Column Paper Shade Table Lamp caught the eye of Nick Olsen. He's "The Deal Hunter" of Domino Magazine's always absorbing blog. See his post here . Depending on whether you want to use this lamp as an accent or reading light, you may need to experiment a little with different...
  • Top Ten LAMPS PLUS Gifts Under $25

    These Holiday-friendly home decor items are a thoughtful way to show someone you care while allowing you to stay within your budget. Best of all, these items are currently in stock so you will receive them before Christmas as long as you order by December 15th. Three cheers for shopping online!
  • Questions With: Dale Tiffany Lighting

    A Dale Tiffany lamp makes a wonderful room accent. Each is hand-crafted and features beautiful, luminous, Tiffany style art glass. We spoke with Ken Kallett, Executive Vice President for Dale Tiffany, about the company and their Tiffany lighting designs. Q: Ken, tell us a little about the company’s...
  • Instant Refreshment for Your Decor

    During these dog days of summer, try using nautical accents at home to conjure up a cool, breezy day by the sea. We noticed Destination Weddings and Honeymoons magazine recently featured fabulous bookends as decoration for a beach wedding. We agree, but no wedding necessary!
  • The Latest Open Box Lighting Deals

    I was just noticing the latest deals at our Lamps Plus Open Box site. There are some great open box porch lights on sale just in time for the warm evenings of summer. We're also offering clearance prices on open box table lamps, home decor and more. Lamps Plus Open Box is our special outlet...
  • You Say it's Your Birthday...

    Thomas Alva Edison was born today, February 11th, in 1847. The electrical systems that we have today are based on the same functionality that Edison patented and explored throughout his career so it is a special day for those of us in the lighting field. I wonder what he would make of our modern world...
  • A Candice Olson Design in Damask Glass

    We were speaking with designer Candice Olson the other day about the Damask Glass table lamp that's part of her brand new lighting collection. Afterwards, she e-mailed us this piece we thought we'd share with you: "This lamp embodies my signature approach to design...modern interpretations...
  • Before and After in the Washington Post

    A recent "House Calls" makeover feature in the online version of the Washington Post has a striking room re-do that features LAMPS PLUS lighting . Local designers Meredith Ericksen and Laura Caccese used our Four Arm Marbleized Glass Arc Floor Lamp , a Dark Bronze Balance Arm Energy Saver...
  • Lighting by the Stars -- Astrology for Aries

    Happy birthday Aries! According to Astrologyindepth.com , you are "the most hot-blooded, assertive and bold sign in the zodiac." Here are just a couple of items Aries may like. I found this crystal swag chandelier inspired by Aries' birthstones, aquamarine and diamond. The red and black...
  • Using Orange While Avoiding the Halloween Curse

    Browsing the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens , I noticed an homage to orange. "Cozy orange," they said, "combines the heat of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Use it wherever you need a burst of creative energy." As long as you don't pair it with black, you'll...
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