Harsh lighting from traditional task lamps tends to cause eyestrain and trigger headaches, so don't feel obligated to deck out your workspace with one unless you are building things with your hands, not a computer.
Instead, opt for a more traditional lamp with a warm, atmospheric glow. Not only will it flatter your interior better but they're often more aesthetically pleasing. Here are five of our favorites under $250:
Marble is one of our favorite materials for any space as it balances modern and natural vibes in just the right way.
An elegant minimalist expression, this lamp is a steal for anyone with a thing for Scandinavian style.
A retro midcentury mood flows through this table lamp with a base made from handblown glass.
Raw and delicate materials collide in this gorgeous lamp design which has become a staple in stylish homes across the world.
This mod lamp combines a white powder-coated metal base with a glossy glass globe. Perfection.