Whether you’re looking for a stylish desk lamp for a tech-obsessed teen, or a table lamp that gives off the perfect glow for bedtime stories, the right lamp makes a lovely addition to a child’s room.
When you’re buying a lamp for a little one, the first factor is likely to be looks, and the great news is there are some brilliantly playful lamps to choose from. Price also plays a big part for parents, and durability is key when it comes to children of any age.
While you’re shopping around, it’s worth deciding if you’d prefer a mains-powered lamp or one with a USB charger, which comes down to personal preference. Likewise, consider whether you’d like a lamp that takes a standard bulb or an LED. The latter will stay cool to the touch, so it’s a good choice for little ones.
How we tested
Our little testers ranged from four- to 14-years-old and picked out their favourite lamps based primarily on appearance. To narrow these down, we then looked for value, durability, and any extra features – like customisation or multiple functions.
Some of the lamps on our list are designed specifically for kids, often with extra safety features built-in. Others are standard lamps that would look great in an older child’s room, so bear this in mind when you’re buying.
The best kids’ lamps for 2022 are:
- Best overall – Dunelm tiger table lamp: £25, Dunelm.com
- Best for space-themed rooms – GLTC navy stardust bedside lamp: £40, Gltc.co.uk
- Best for construction fun – Habitat kids wooden rocket table lamp: £16, Habitat.co.uk
- Best for gamers – Smyth’s Toys Super Mario piranha plant posable lamp: £24.99, Smythstoys.com
- Best for older kids – Priormade geo pendant lamp: £144, Priorshop.uk
- Best for dinosaur lovers – M&S dinosaur lamp: £49.50, Marksandspencer.com
- Best for statement style – H&M turquoise metal table lamp: £39.99, Hm.com
- Best for tech-heads – Groov-e artemis wireless charging station with LED touch light: £34.99, Robertdyas.co.uk
- Best for grown-up glamour – Home Essentials Moroccan fretwork table lamp: £25, Homeessentials.co.uk