A newel post lamp can turn an ordinary staircase into a work of art. With their nod to traditional design, these lamps lend a romantic touch while providing the right amount of illumination to a dark set of stairs. Made of metal with a glass shade diffuser, these pieces can also withstand outdoor conditions. If you’re looking for a way to bring a splash of drama as you ascend your staircase, take a look at these curated picks from our design experts.
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Exquisite Globe Lamp
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Mystical and attractive, this globe-shaped newell post lamp will make your staircase design unique. Its round glass shade is designed with diamond-shaped latticework that creates stunning shadows when illuminated. Comes in an antique matte black finish.
A great choice for maximalist and traditional homes. One thing to note is that this lamp is a bit fragile and small and might not look proportionate with large posts. It’s also important to consider its positioning, so it doesn’t get bumped into, which could potentially damage the fixture. Best used for small staircases.
Pineapple Newel Lamp
Inspired by nature, this newel post lamp showcases a pineapple design. Its leafy finial and base are made of aluminum in black while its bulbous shade is fabricated using textured glass. A novelty piece with candelabra-style bulbs inside.
A playful light source that’s perfect for maximalist, bohemian, and dramatic interiors. If you’re feeling adventurous or moody, we recommend creating a staircase ensemble where the stairwell wall is installed with a botany-inspired gallery wall. Due to its thin glass, however, you might want to consider installing it on a tall post to prevent the lamp from being knocked over.
Dramatic Post Lamp
Fleur De Lis Living
This newel post light is made of cast aluminum and hammered glass. It features acanthus leaf motifs on cabriole ornaments and a traditional cap with a bulbous finial. A beautiful piece, reminiscent of Tuscan design and decorated with classic details.
With its classic finial, traditional moldings, and warm bronze shade, these newel post lamps will bring a sense of coziness to your home. The glass cover also features a hammered wavy texture that stunningly diffuses the light inside.
Reinventing the indoor newel post lamp design, this piece follows the form of a hanging lantern. With its half-dome head, exposed bulb, and wireframe, it exudes a midcentury vintage appeal, perfect for modern rustic and industrial interiors.
Lamp with Intricate Motifs
Bring a dreamy effect to your grand staircase with this Victorian newel post lamp. Inspired by the European Baroque period, it showcases stylized leaves, graceful silhouettes, and a warm, glow cast from its frosted glass diffuser.
Geometric Staircase Lamp
Cast a romantic flair while you descend with this staircase newel post light. This one features a lantern capital design with a pointed finial. Below, it is supported by arched elements connecting the lamp to the post mount.
Designed with a geometric framework, this lamp will look great in traditional Asian-style and transitional interiors, particularly for its rustic bronze and black models. Meanwhile, the white option would fare well in a farmhouse, traditional, and coastal-style home. With its small height, this piece is more appropriate for compact stairwells.
Empire Post Lamp
Giving a nod to antique newel post lamp, this piece has a classic flared empire head and frame, crafted from aluminum metal. Three small candelabra bulbs provide illumination, which is warmly diffused by its clear glass shade.
Superb post lamp featuring outstanding art décor detailing. The piece is glossed neatly and comes with a stunning brass finish. It’s sculpted to look like a human holding the up the lamp and finished with a white globe-shaped lampshade for that beautiful dash of class and style.
Lovely newel post lamp with a sculpture of a woman holding a flower delights. The lampshade, at the same time, is the flower bud, and is phenomenal. The whole looks like a masterpiece and enchanting.
Gracious and meticulously detailed, this newel post lamp effortlessly becomes a sculptural focal point of a high end apartment. It's been crafted in the second half of 19th century, then renewed and electricified.
Stunning classic newel lamps having posts in forms of 2 girls on hexagonal bases, wearing ancient Greek costumes and holding lampshades aloft. They're of bronze-finished metal. Milk glass lampshades have decorative handles and flared wavy top parts.
Antique newel post lamp with glass globe topper. Very common décor accesory in Victorian era. The lamp lights the stairway and serves decorative purposes. Black base features gilded ring element. The finial is clear glass.
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Vintage French Art Nouveau Nude Lady Figural Bronze Newel Post Lamp Pair 58
Designed in French style, this set of 2 fine post lamps is made with attention to slightest details and crafted of durable bronze. The set pictures two beautiful ladies with each holding above her head a stained glass shade shaped like a glowing torch.
Newel Post Lamp; Art Nouveau, Causse (Cadet Julien), Cast Metal, Maiden & Floral Vine, 41 inch.
Sparkling with vintage craftsmanship and diginified silhouette, this post lamp will quickly drown your home in warmth and coziness. The cuboid shade is made of small pieces of stained glass, resting on a premium metal base.
A truly astonishing addition for luxurious homes, that will properly illuminate your indoor staircase, while improving it with lovely metalwork and pure sophistication. The lamp rests on a hardwood pole with a brass-finished sculpture, holding 4 ball shades made of opaline glass.
A charming vintage newel lamp having a metal post in the form of a beautiful tempting woman standing on a round base with a marble foot, wearing a weightless dress, handling flowers and strolling among large flowers-lampshades of colourful glass.
Antique ART NOUVEAU Era BRONZED Statue WINGED NYMPH Lady Goddess NEWEL POST LAMP #ArtNouveau
Well-built post lamp featuring a thick square-shaped stand and a superb multi-color top. The lamps also feature a beautiful array of tones with a matte black base topped with a lightly stained copper top. The lamps are then finished with colored lampshades with touches of green and yellow.
Mythological Winged Figural Newel Post Lamp w/ Fired On Painted Shade
A fantabulos post lamp for indoors that will bring Victorian flavor and detailed design to any room. The lamp is shaped like a beautiful woman in a valanced dress, standing on a round base and holding 3 bulbs above her head.
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