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Unique and unusual lamps

Add a little light to your home with a lamp design that’s wonderfully unique.

Shop unique lamps at Argos
An Argos Home dash exposed bulb lamp on a bedside table.

Lamps can help you focus on your work, create a cosy ambience for a big get-together and make any space feel more welcoming. Choosing the right one for you depends on your desired style and what area of a room you need to brighten up.

Creatures to charm

Cyril the squirrel lamp with exposed bulb in his tail, sitting on a desk.

Animal lamps

Create a cosy mood by having one of our cheeky critters illuminating your home. An animal-themed table lamp is sure to give your space a quirky and playful look. Perfect to pop on your console table; why not go for an endearing elephant for reading or a squirrel as you study?

Lighting with an urban edge

The Raynor rose gold floor lamp and matching table lamp.
The Raynor rose gold floor lamp and matching table lamp.
Industrial lamps.

Industrial lamps

Industrial lamps are a great choice for those who prefer a contemporary or more stripped back style. Characterised by their use of metallic shades and oversized fittings, this type of lighting lends itself perfectly to open-plan spaces.

Bare bulbs

An exposed bulb lamp with a matte pink base on a side table.
Rayner exposed bulb lamp with a matte pink base.
Argos Home Skandi cushion in pink, navy and white.

An exposed edge

Exposed bulbs continue to be popular. And it's no surprise why. The minimalist look makes an edgy style choice. Hang those bare bulbs above your dining table or add some modern flair to a side table.

More bright ideas

Mustard and chrome touch table lamp next to a green ornament.

Touch lamps

No fiddly switches, all you need to do is tap the base to turn the light on. A popular choice for bedrooms, touch lamps usually have a few light settings, so you can keep it bright, or dim them down before bed for a softer ambient light.

Chargeable desk lamp in brushed chrome on a dark background.

Task lamps

A task lamp can help you get focused while you are working. The light is concentrated on a specific space, helping you concentrate in-turn. They tend to be more functional than other lamps, with flexible designs and a moveable head.

Philips Hue play wall entertainment light lit up in purple.

Smart lighting

These lights can be controlled by your smartphone through a mobile app. They offer a range of preset options for waking up and relaxing along with different lighting patterns and scheduled timers.

A group of 3 different lava lamps.

Retro lamps

Step back in time with a lamp that's a throwback to yesteryear. From 70s-style lava lamps to mid-century and vintage inspired designs, these lights are great for those who like to make a statement with their décor choices.

Lamp accessories

Extension cables

Don’t compromise on location, use an extension lead to reach any area of the room.

Light bulbs

Choose between halogen and LED lights. Just make sure the fitting matches your lamp.

Lamp shades

Add a finishing touch to your lighting with a statement lamp shade.

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