The lamp I have in mind is IKEA’s Ranarp Spotlight, which besides being very stylish is also very flexible — you can clip it to a shelf, or to your headboard, or mount it on the wall, which makes for a nice, minimal look and also saves space one the top of your nightstand, an important consideration in a small space. And the best thing of all is that it’s only $19.99.
If you dig the look of the Ranarp but have different lighting needs, the style is available as pendants and a 3-light ceiling track. Also, in the course of creating this post, I learned that there’s an entire Instagram devoted to pictures of interiors with IKEA lamps. So, if you’re into that kind of thing: you’re welcome.
While most of these bedrooms are white, the Ranarp can also looks particularly nice against a dark wall, as seen on Making Spaces.
Simple neutrals predominate in this bedroom from Decor8, but a little texture keeps things interesting.
In this bedroom from Lonny, a Ranarp spotlight clips neatly to the top of a headboard.
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This pic is from IKEA itself, via Livet Hemma, so that’s sort of cheating, but I couldn’t resist the way the clean, minimal shape of the lamp complements the all-white room. (That headboard also looks like a good DIY project.)
Clip Lamps and Wall Lamps: 1. Clip It Lamp in Green, $24.97 from Land of Nod 2. Ranarp wall spotlight, $19.99 from IKEA 3. Industrial string lights, $49 from West Elm 4. Jamie table lamp, $28.42 from AllModern 5. Room Essentials clip light, $7.99 from Target
You might have been noticing a theme here, which is that the Ranarp is a popular choice for very minimal, simply styled rooms. This one is from The Marion House Book.
Here it is in one of our house tours complementing the bedside table made from a crate to give off a cool, industrial vibe.
There’s also a black Ranarp, which you can see in this shot from IKEA. If you’re looking to add a little contrast to your bedroom, this might be just the right thing.
Another winning design from Sweden! I spotted this little clamp light with the stylish mix of materials and colors (right down to the fabric cord) in Cambria’s rental makeover from last fall where she used a bunch of them. This part of a line of Ranarp Lamps, all of which are cool.
A Ranarp spotlight adds a minimal touch to a cozy bedroom from Sommarbacka.
This $20 IKEA Lamp is a Staple of Some of the Most Stylish Bedrooms
Working for a design blog means spending a lot of time looking at beautiful things you can’t afford. Often, the pieces that seem to crop up over and over again in stylish interiors — like the Eames Lounger or the Saarinen Tulip Table — are pretty pricey, and beyond the reach of the average apartment dweller. But lately, there’s one affordable piece that I’ve been seeing absolutely everywhere. It may not surprise you that it’s from IKEA, but it might surprise you that a lamp that costs less than $20 can look this good.
Desk Lamps: 1. Ranarp work lamp, $39.99 from IKEA 2. Arod work lamp, $39.99 from IKEA 3. Lekyard LED table lamp, $14.99 from IKEA 4. Ledu table lamp, $41.99 from AllModern 5. Mini head drafting desk lamp, $39.99 from AllModern
Above: Two Ranarp lamps add the perfect finishing touch to designer Katy Skelton’s Brooklyn bedroom, spotted on Lonny.
Floor lamps: 1. Celia mercury glass floor lamp, $49.99 from Urban Outfitters 2. Barometer floor lamp, $49.99 from IKEA 3. Samtid floor lamp, $39.99 from IKEA 4. Threshold brass bankers floor lamp, $49.99 from Target 5. Room Essentials ebony cantilever floor lamp, $39.99 from Target