Quick Tips: Mix Things Up With Pharmacy Lamps

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If you are short on space or have too many lampshades in a room,  you might want to consider a pharmacy lamp! Inspired by lighting from pharmacies in the early 2oth century, these lamps are classic and always in style. I just bought two for my house and I love them!

Pharmacy lamps are the perfect solution to small space lighting needs. They can tuck in a small corner next to a chair, are ideal for reading, and mix up the look of a room filled with lampshades.

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Pharmacy lamps are flexible and can easily be moved from room to room as needed. You can find them as table or floor lamps and in a variety of finishes and styles to go with any style of decor! Next time you need to add a little light in your room, think about trying a pharmacy lamp!

Photo inspiration: Pharmacy lamps Pottery Barn

this post shared at the lamp party at Nesting Place!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful idea!
    Love your blog.

  2. Hello Melissa, I love those lamps too!! In fact the whole top picture is what I am looking for, it would fit lovely in the Alcove that I intend to use has my desk space…Thank you. :-)

  3. I didn’t know they were called pharmacy lamps. They would also be very handy for working on stitchery I would think.

    By the way, I see your Compassion link on the sidebar. I just have to say that our church is sponsoring a boy named Herman. It was announced yesterday. We are so excited.

    I hope lots of people will find a child to sponsor and make a huge difference in their life! The blessing goes both ways!

  4. Didn’t realize they were called pharmacy lamps, but I just found a lovely one at a yard sale & brought it home for use in my boys’ room. Glad to know it was a good purchase – I love it!

  5. I just bought one last week at Hobby Lobby. At 50% off of course! Love pharmacy lamps and love Hobby Lobby!

  6. I think I could use one of those. We don’t really have room for large end tables for lamps. Thanks for the idea Melissa!

    ~Kim

  7. I love these lamps and one to get two for our bedroom. Two sources are: Walmart and IKEA.

  8. Love ‘em!

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  9. I have one from Walmart and I really want to get more. I love them.

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  10. I think I am becoming lamp-crazy! I love all different kinds that bring a quaint, cozy and warm look to a room. I especially love those English/French looking ones with metal shades and high finials. I didn’t know the ones above were called “pharmacy” lamps either, but I especially love the one on the desk. I could’ve used it this weekend for reading… we had thunderstorms and the house was so dark I had every light on (not usual for me). Kept thinking I needed something to give light right on the book…

  11. How timely! I was just thinking that I need a lamp in a tight location where a lampshade would not work. Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll be on the lookout.

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  12. I’ve had one of the floor lamp style for a few years now and it’s perfect for knitting by!

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  13. patricia says:

    I have them all over the house. I love them. It’s great to be able to direct light where you want. The style is elegant, but blends into the whole. I also like the “nuts and bolts” of the lamps. I’m sick. I’m a tool girl.

  14. I love the look of this type of lamp! I think it has a slightly industrial feel. Thanks for the inspiring pics!

    Donna

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  15. Love those lamps! I never knew what they were called until now! I learn something new every day! I just wish I didn’t forget so many things. It’s sort of like a one-step forward, three steps back kind of deal!

    Have a great week!

    Tim

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  16. Love the lamps. I didn’t realize they were called pharmacy lamps.

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  17. I know your post was on pharmacy lamps, but I the more I see black furniture the more I want to have some pieces for myself. I’ve never had any black furniture before – have you? Do you like it?

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  18. Love those pharmacy lights. Target used to sell a couple that are really nice and at good prices. I bought two for each of my children’s rooms.

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  19. Forget the pharmacy lamp… I’m drooling over the music paper wall!! I’m printing this one out and putting it in my idea file!!!

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  20. LOVE pharmacy lamps and just found a couple of ‘em at JCP that I am seriously drooling over!

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  21. Pharmacy lamps are such a classic. You just can’t go wrong with one in the office!
    ~Sherrie

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  22. I knew you would have an inspiring post! Soooo sooooo prettttyyyy!

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