(The Washington Post)

Emily Clark writes a design blog, emilyaclark.com, about how to create simple, affordable home interiors. A regular contributor to the Better Homes and Gardens website, bhg.com, she says that no room in her home is complete until she adds one or more lamps. By supplementing overhead lighting, table lamps can make a space feel more comfortable and cozy, she says, and they are a great statement piece on an end table or console. Here are her picks.


(Serena and Lilly; Land of Nod)

SPLURGE: Emory table lamp in white ( serenaandlily.com ), left. SAVE: Between a Rock white table lamp ( landofnod.com ).


(Jayson Home; Lamps Plus)

SPLURGE: Milo dome task lamp ( jaysonhome.com ), left. SAVE: Lavina soft-brass and marble task desk lamp ( lampsplus.com ).


(Restoration Hardware; Wayfair)

SPLURGE: Salvaged driftwood table lamp ( restorationhardware.com ), left; SAVE: Driftwood table lamp ( wayfair.com ).


(Dwell Studio; Lamps Plus)

SPLURGE: Harvell 29-inch table lamp ( dwellstudio.com ), left. SAVE: Gold-leaf obelisk table lamp ( lampsplus.com ).


(Horchow; Overstock)

SPLURGE: White rippled glass table lamp ( horchow.com ), left.SAVE: 30½ -inch Mae long-neck ceramic table lamp in light gray ( overstock.com ).