5 of the Coolest Lamps for a Teenager’s Bedroom

Redecorating your teen’s bedroom slowly becomes a priority as they move from 12 to 14. We know – we’ve just re-done our 15yr old’s. It wasn’t that long ago that he was thrilled at a floor-to-ceiling Marvel Avengers mural. Now? Not so much.
And you know how it is – while you’re decorating, you always have an eye to the fact that they’re going to change tastes again pretty quickly in the next few years. So to avoid another total redecoration in two years time it’s often a really good idea to keep the basics neutral, and then accessorise with splashes of stuff they love. They’re much easier to switch out when they grow tired of the scheme their younger teen self thought was cool.
Lamps for a Teenager’s Bedroom are a simple and yet oh-so-effective way to add warmth and character (as well as light!) to their room – we’ve been hunting about ourselves, and have found some top picks for you…

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Bao Dumpling Bedside Lamp

Lamps for a Teenager's Bedroom bao dumpling light

Come on. Who doesn’t want a glowing Bao dumpling next to their bed? This is one of the cutest lamps for a teenager’s bedroom. And not just a plain old white one either – this magical little super squishy dumpling will change colour every time you tap him!

Powered by USB, batteries or mains – take your pick! – he has six different shades to suit every teenage mood (pretty sure you’ll find one that’s perfect for the Patronising Eyeroll, the Sullen Door Slam and the Sad Silence…).

The Bao Lamp is £30 from Firebox

Neon Wall Lamp for a Teenager’s Bedroom

Lamps for a Teenager's Bedroom neon wall light

I’ve never yet met a teen who doesn’t love a neon wall sign. My own teens have a variety in their rooms – and the 21yr old still lights up his ‘love to skate’ neon sign which we bought him as an achingly cool 11yr old.

And this one is a step above a neon-lit skateboarder, right? It’s absolutely gorgeous.

And fear not – this one’s NOT made of glass and super-hot; it’s actually crafted from neon flex, with 256 white LEDs within, so it’s super safe and remains cool to the touch.

The ‘Oh yeah!’ neon wall lamp is £60 from Lights4fun

Starry Bell Jar Lamp

Oh.

So SO pretty.

A solid wooden base, and a classic glass bell jar dome cover the mass of fairy lights within.
the lights are LED’s, so use a tiny fraction of energy, and never get hot – and they’re mains-powered too. What a beautiful, dramatic bedside lamp. I want one.

Best of all, the vintage Starry Bell Jar lamp is UNDER £17 on Amazon!

Wooden Book Lamps for a Teenager’s Bedroom

wooden book Lamps for a Teenager's Bedroom

Okay, never mind the teen, *I* want this lamp. Made from walnut and parchment, it’s absolutely beautiful.
*want*
Leave it open like a book, lay it flat for an uplighter, or open it into a 360º standing lamp. It looks good ALL the ways!
And not only all of that, but it’s remote-controlled too, with adjustable brightness as well as a countless colour array.
Come on, how could you not want one of these??

The Wooden Book Lamp starts at £21 on Amazon (me, I’m splashing out the extra £3 on the large version)

Little Mouse Table Lamp

This little mouse has captured my heart. He’s only 8cm tall, perfect for a small dark corner, or a little lamps for a teenager’s bedroom table. And he’s just… perfect. Quirky, intricate and I think we should call him Howard.

The Standing Mouse Table Lamp from Seletti is £66 in John Lewis

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5 of the Coolest Lamps for a Teenager's Bedroom, with a range of lamps from neon wall lights to bao dumpling lamp.

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Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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