Last Updated: Oct 13, 2022 @ 3:15 pm.

What are the best mushroom-themed lamps? We asked our parent readers for their favorites. Then we spent another four hours researching the best bets, comparing quality and features. Here are the ones we recommend.

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Finding the Best Mushroom Lamps: Tips & Tricks

Let’s talk about mushroom-themed lamps! These super cute lamps first gained popularity in the 1970’s when they were popularized by glass blowers in Murano, Italy.

Today’s versions come in a mix of wood, glass and silicone. Perfect as conversation starters or to add a bit of light to a nursery, mushroom lamps come in a variety of sizes and choices. 

After spending several hours researching these lamps (including hands-on inspection of several models), here are a couple of shopping tips:

• Many of these lamps are SMALL. They are great for a small table, fireplace mantel or other space where you just need a splash of light (think baby’s nursery at night for nursing). Some of our readers were disappointed when ordering these lamps to discover they aren’t much more than 5″ to 7″ tall . . . so consider that before buying.

• Consider getting a smart bulb for dimming or to add color. Most of these lamps just have an on/off switch—that means if you want to dim the light or change its color, you’ll need a smart bulb with that capability.

• Yes, these lamps can break! Several of the lamps we researched are made from a single piece of blown glass. And that means they can break if they tumble to the floor . . . something to think about if you plan to put this in a kid’s room! As an alternative, consider a lamp that is made of wood/silicone (see the first choice below).

After looking at a dozen different models, here are the mushroom lamps we think are best.

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Best For Kids Room

Super cute
We love how this small lamp can be dimmed and change color—and the silicone/wood construction makes it a better fit for a kid's room than one made of glass.
$28.99

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Best For Small Spaces

Soft glow is lovely
This single piece of blown glass is perfect for that small end table or night stand—and it looks so pretty when lit up. Bonus: multiple color choices available if you don't want white.
$41.89

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Best Rustic Look

Conversation piece
A clever duplicate of a popular light sold in a certain retail store, this mushroom lamp's variegated swirls give it more personality than other lamps.
$26.99

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Best Mid-Century Vibe

Beautiful mini lamp
We like this hand-blown lamp's simplicity—a perfect fit for a place that has that 1950's or 60's vibe. Also nice: multiple colors available.
$49.98

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How We Pick Products To Recommend

We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living from affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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