Bring the beauty of the night sky into your home with one of these glowing lights
Over the past year, TikTok has become an outlet for light-hearted relief, delivering us a constant stream of catchy dance routines, must-have beauty buys and viral pasta recipes.
But, while it might not seem like the obvious place to look for home decor inspiration, it’s also earned a spot as the go-to destination for anyone wanting to spruce up their interiors.
The latest homeware trend to infiltrate our “for you” page is the floating moon lamp, and it’s not hard to see why.
A great way to bring the beauty of the night sky into your home, these lamps are miniature, glowing replicas of the real thing and are designed to offer a more grown-up take on sticking glow-in-the-dark stars all over your bedroom ceiling.
The lamps come in many sizes, with some perched on a wooden stand, while others levitate and some change colour. But the one thing that remains a constant among all the designs on offer is the comforting, ethereal glow they emit and the realistic texture of the lamp’s surface.
With more than 3.4 million views on the #floatingmoonlamp hashtag on TikTok, thousands of people sharing videos of their “favourite purchase”.
While some of the floating versions can be pricey, costing upwards of £100, the majority of moon lamps are affordable, depending on the size you go for.
If you want a realistic, glowing replica of the moon to gaze at, we’ve rounded up our top picks that you can buy right now.
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Methun moon lamp 3D printed light: £20.99, Amazon.co.uk
Whether you love space and astrology or are simply looking for a new bedside light, this could be the lamp for you.
Manufactured using a 3D printer, the lamp replicates the moon’s appearance and features easy-touch controls that allow you to switch between cool and warm white light, while a long press activates a dimming function. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that can last for up to 10 hours and comes with a USB charging cable. The lamp has also received great reviews from more than 1,000 satisfied shoppers, so you know you won’t be disappointed.
National Geographic moon lamp: £19.99, Currys.co.uk
Bring some atmosphere into your living space with this moon lamp from National Geographic. The lamp features a textured 3D surface that looks just like the real thing, allowing you to see and touch the moon’s famous seas, hills and craters.
It has up to six hours of battery life, meaning you can move it from room to room with ease and it also comes with a USB charging cable. The lamp features two different light modes – cold white and warm white – and comes with a stylish wooden stand.
Gingko smart moon lamp: £139, Notonthehighstreet.com
If you’re after a moon lamp that will make a lasting impact, look no further than this one which appears to magically float.
Made using a 3D printer, the moon has a textured surface complete with craters and glows with an ethereal light. But the real selling point of this one is that it is suspended by a strong built-in magnet that makes it levitate and slowly rotate above its wooden base. The light has three colour modes – warm white, white and yellow warm – and you have the choice of either walnut or ash wood for the base.
Firebox moon lamp: £19.99, Firebox.com
This option from Firebox has a textured surface, just like the real moon, and is designed with three different modes of illumination. Unlike most other moon lamps, this one sits on top of a sleek, black metal stand and plugs in via an included USB cable, meaning it will make a great addition to your desk.
Mithra Trade London moon LED light lamp: £16.99, Etsy.com
If you want more colour options, this could be the one to go for. With 16 different hues, ranging from blue to pink, yellow, green, purple and more, it comes with adjustable brightness and a remote control that allows you to operate it from a distance of 25ft.
It also comes with a wooden holder to place the moon lamp on and a built-in rechargeable battery, which has up to eight hours of use and can be charged via the included USB cable. The lamp is available in three different sizes: 8cm, 13cm and 15cm.
If moons aren’t quite your thing, read our guide on where to buy sunset projection lamps