Mini Kitchen Lamps Are Trending — Here Are 10 We’re Obsessed With From Amazon

Take a cue from Nancy Meyers-inspired kitchens and add one of these small, chic table lamps to your kitchen counter or dining space.

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June 10, 2024
The addition of a mini table lamp, like this one with a round wood base and cone-shaped pleated shade, to a kitchen counter can add a soft, cozy glow to the space.

Mini Lamp Adds Glow to Cottage-Style Kitchen

The addition of a mini table lamp, like this one with a round wood base and cone-shaped pleated shade, can add a soft, cozy glow to any kitchen.

Photo by: Laura James

Laura James

The addition of a mini table lamp, like this one with a round wood base and cone-shaped pleated shade, can add a soft, cozy glow to any kitchen.

For a long time, minimalism reigned supreme, and the kitchen, especially, leaned into the trend boasting empty countertops and all-white everything. But now, there’s a turn toward more traditional, Nancy Meyers-inspired decor, especially in the kitchen. There’s a huge resurgence in lived-in looks, similar to those Meyers designed for movies like Something’s Gotta Give and Father of the Bride. Basically, we’re all looking for ways to soften up the space and make it feel more home-y, whether that’s by adding some art over the backsplash, fresh flowers to a vase or a tiny lamp on the counter or dining table.

And mini lamps are having a major moment. Just ask designers Kim and Scott Vargo of Yellow Brick Home, who employed this trend on their own kitchen counter. “A mini lamp brings the kitchen to life,” Kim says. “The soft glow feels like a little something extra — somewhat romantic, even.” People are looking for ways to romanticize every aspect of their lives and their homes, and what’s more romantic than cozy kitchen counter lamps inspired by classic romantic comedies or chic table lamps reminiscent of Parisian bistro lighting? So if you’re looking to add a fun touch to your own counter or dining table, we’ve got you covered with 10 amazing ones you can order on Amazon, all under $75.

Small Corded Table Lamps for Kitchen Counters

For kitchen counter lamps, we're seeing everything from modern mushroom styles to traditional silhouettes with pleated shades. If you're like us, you'll probably want to use this kitchen counter lamp as much as possible, so a corded lamp is ideal (Pro tip: Hide the cords behind wood cutting boards to minimize clutter or snag one of these sleek outlet covers.) Lamps on the counters aren't just for looks though; they add a soft glow that can give off just enough light to minimize the need for harsh overhead task lighting. If you've been on home decor TikTok in the last couple of years, you're probably familiar with the trending sound talking about never using "the big light", referring to overhead ceiling lights. Instead of using the overhead light, these passionate home content creators opt to use lots of lamps, which provide softer, more flattering light.

$30.99
Amazon

With a wood base and pleated shade, this lamp is stylish enough to go on your nightstand, yet, at 10 inches wide and 10 inches tall, tiny enough to fit perfectly on your countertop.

I've had this exact lamp in my kitchen for more than a year and love seeing it every time I enter the room. Installing the pleated lamp shade took a little trial and error (it arrives compact like an accordion and needs to be stretched out to attach to the metal frame), but once installed, it's the cutest lamp that looks way more expensive than it is.

  1. Colors Available 3
  2. Dimensions 10" x 10"
  3. Cordless? No
$62.21
Amazon

This lamp comes at a slightly higher price tag than the others, but you’re paying for that amazing marble base. This looks like the kind of statement light you would have on a side table in your living room, but when it’s shrunken down to just 7.5 inches wide by 14 inches tall, it adds a dose of elegance to your kitchen.

  1. Colors Available 1
  2. Dimensions 7.5" x 14"
  3. Cordless? No
$24.99
Amazon

The 70s design style is back, and mushroom lamps along with it. This sweet striped-glass version is just 6 inches wide and 7.5 inches tall, so it’s teeny enough to fit between open shelving. The tinted glass shade gives it a more subtle, sultry kind of glow that instantly warms up any space.

  1. Colors Available 8
  2. Dimensions 6.5" x 7.9"
  3. Cordless? No
$61.49
Amazon

Yes, another mushroom lamp! This one has a bit of a midcentury modern spin to it. Made of iron, this 10-inch by 16-inch lamp is the tallest of the bunch, so be sure to measure if you plan to place it under cabinets or open shelves. It'd also work great on a serving buffet or credenza in a dining room. If this industrial-looking gray/blue isn’t your vibe, it also comes in gold, silver, pink, black and white.

  1. Colors Available 7
  2. Dimensions 10" x 16"
  3. Cordless? No
$24.99
Amazon

For many lamps on this list, the shade is really the showstopper, but for this one, it's the base. It’s ceramic painted with a cool chevron pattern that really makes it stand out. At just 6 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall, this lamp will fit almost anywhere and would look incredibly cute on open shelving. The five-foot-long plug-in cord also gives you plenty of leeway for placement.

  1. Colors Available 3
  2. Dimensions 5.51" x 10.43"
  3. Cordless? No
$50.99
Amazon

For those who want to bring a bit of drama to their kitchen, we’ve found your soul-lamp! This cool light is a little larger (14.5 inches x 22 inches) and has a squiggly gold-painted iron base and scalloped fabric shade, and together, those two elements look super chic. Because the shade is fabric, you want to be wary of having it around splashes, so we’d suggest placing it in a lesser-used spot.

  1. Colors Available 1
  2. Dimensions 14.5" x 22"
  3. Cordless? No
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Mini Cordless Lamps for Dining Tables and Beyond

Dining by candlelight is quintessentially romantic, but if you want to avoid the wax, potential fire hazard and cost of replacing candles, a mini table lamp can create a similar vibe. For dining tables, cordless rechargeable mini lamps are ideal since you don't want a cord hanging off a table and creating a tripping hazard. However, if you have a table nestled against a wall near an outlet, a corded lamp could work. Many of these lamps feature different lighting modes you can operate by simply tapping them, and some are even waterproof, making them ideal for al fresco dining. Though these are especially great for dining tables, you can, of course, use these anywhere, including on kitchen counters or on open shelving, just keep in mind that you'll have to recharge them.

$29.99
Amazon

At just 4 inches wide and 15 inches tall, this sweet little lamp won’t take up much of your prized countertop real estate but does have a big impact. It’s cordless and runs on a rechargeable battery so you can put it anywhere (not just near an outlet), and it comes in 10 colors ranging from pop-y red (Unexpected Red Theory, anyone?) and yellow to more muted white and silver. And at just $30, you could even snag two (or more!) to flank a serving buffet or add to a longer dining table.

  1. Colors Available 10
  2. Dimensions 4" x 15"
  3. Cordless? Yes
$39.99
Amazon

This little 5.9-inch by 9.6-inch light has a classic look but plenty of modern technology that makes it both durable and useful indoors and out. It’s portable with a rechargeable LED light and is rated for outdoor use, so you can bring it outside to add a little ambiance when you’re dining al fresco. That waterproof quality also makes it super safe for use in the kitchen — you don’t have to worry about getting it wet!

  1. Colors Available 5
  2. Dimensions 5.9" x 9.6"
  3. Cordless? Yes
$28.99
Amazon

If you want to make a date night at home feel special, you need this lamp for your table. It’s 5 inches wide by 12 inches tall and has a beautiful brass base and clear glass shade reminiscent of 1950s-style mood lighting. The lamp even has a rubber layer underneath to keep it from scratching the table or falling over.

  1. Colors Available 5
  2. Dimensions 5" x 12"
  3. Cordless? Yes
$29.99
Amazon

If you’ve walked around a city or town with outside dining, you’ve probably seen this lamp. It gives perfect low-level bistro lighting and is portable and cordless so you can bring it in and out of any room easily. It’s just 4.5 inches wide and 8 inches tall, controlled by touch and has three brightness levels.

  1. Colors Available 7
  2. Dimensions 4.5" x 8"
  3. Cordless? Yes

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