The right table lamp for bedroom can elevate your nightstand and bring an extra layer of light to the space. It’s also a great opportunity to experiment with your style, whether you prefer a sleek and minimalist design or something more eclectic that will add a bold statement to the room.
While there are many styles of lamps to choose from, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for one. First, determine what you will use the lamp for — do you want to read a book before bed, use it to charge your phone or tablet or simply want a decorative accent piece that’s eye-catching? Once you have figured out the purpose of your table lamp, then you can narrow down your options by size and features.
Another consideration when selecting a table lamp for your bedroom is the height of the shade. For reading, the shade should be at the right height to illuminate the page without shining directly into your eyes or forcing you to squint as you turn the pages. If you are looking for a decorative touch, try a lamp with an exposed bulb or a decorative metal base that will complement your bedroom decor.
If you’re shopping for a more modern look, then opt for a minimalist lampshade like this option from Crate and Barrel that pairs a simple white shade with an industrial-inspired brass finish. The result is a versatile piece that will work with many different bedroom styles, including rustic, traditional and midcentury modern. If you’re shopping for a more vintage-inspired look, then try this stylish sconce from Yuusei that is perfect for framing your bed with its dark bronze finish and exposed bulb. The dimmer control on the base allows you to set the mood and create a warm glow that’s ideal for intimate spaces.
Pairing matching table lamps is an easy way to frame a bedroom and can be a great way to add a pop of color to your decor. This elegant bedroom by Bath-based interior designer Sean Symington uses a pair of Nellie table lamps in green to complete the look and make a stunning design statement.
For a more subtle design, opt for a table lamp with a clean, simple base and shade, such as this option from Joss & Main. The classic glass design with a crisp white drum shade works well with any bedroom style and will not go out of fashion quickly.
Another way to add an interesting element to your nightstand is to shop for a lamp with a unique shape, such as this sculptural design from Joss & Main. The geometric silhouette is eye-catching, and the gold tone will add a metallic accent to your bedroom. While there are many different shapes to choose from, you’ll find plenty of user-friendly designs with features such as convenient pull chains and built-in USB ports that allow you to plug in your phone or other device while you recharge.