Table lamps can create an atmosphere or mood, help you perform a task, reinforce a common interior design style or all of these at once. They’re very convenient lights, since you can move them from room to room or to different areas of the same space. Set them on end tables to make reading easier or to illuminate the living room. A table lamp on an entryway console table gives you a guiding light at night. Desk lamps provide much needed lighting when you’re hard at work in your home office.