Remarkably, lava lamps have been around for over fifty years, helping people to relax and unwind for half a century with their mesmerising blobs of floating colours. Today the lava lamp is just as popular, and they're more affordable than ever. Perfect for adding retro charm to your decor or adding a nice red, green or blue glow to your room, lava lamps come suited to a range of different styles of interior decoration.
Original Lava Lamps
Authentic vintage lava lamps, from the original manufacturer Mathmos, can fetch hundreds of pounds, especially if they are in good condition and come with their original packaging. These models are perfect for collectors or those after an authentic retro feel.
Modern Lava Lamps
Modern lava lamps are available new or used for just a few pounds, with a huge choice of colours and styles to choose from. They all work on the same principle, with oily fluid heated by a light bulb until it rises into the water above. However, each time you use your lava lamp, it will give you a different, unique display, soothing your mind and calming your thoughts.
Alongside the traditional oil-based lava lamps, you can also find lamps with different effects that are every bit as mesmerising and relaxing. These include sparkling glitter lamps, swirling vortex lamps, erupting volcano lamps and even plasma lamps with sparks that follow your touch.
Themed Lava Lamps
As if the novelty of lava lamps was not enough, they also come in a range of themes, with everything from Beatles lava lamps, featuring Sgt Pepper, Help and Yellow Submarine, to Star Wars lava lamps, featuring characters from the films, such as Chewbacca.
Lava lamps are available in a range of sizes and shapes, from the traditional torpedo style lava lamp to rockets, UFOs and other shapes. You can even get a mini lava lamp to plug into your laptop with a USB connection to provide the power.