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Splurge vs. Steal

These snail-shaped lamp bases are quirky and whimsical; they’d add a touch of fun to a bedroom or living room.


Anthropologie’s animal-shaped lamp is so realistic that you might expect the snail base to start moving—albeit slowly. The intricate ceramic base has spots, spirals, and even fake slime. The lamp costs $198 and comes with a striped cotton shade.

Anthropologie has locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.


Urban Outfitters’s snail lamp goes for considerably less: $42. Also made of ceramic, the snail-shaped base has a smoother surface than the Anthropologie version but lacks the detailed texture. The lamp does not come with a shade; we’d choose a patterned one to contrast the stark white base.

Urban Outfitters has locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.