Bedroom Lamp Ideas
Consider the humble bedroom lamp. It’s there when the day is done, you’ve cozied up in bed–perhaps with a book or the latest binge watch–and it’s there when you wake up the next morning and need to flip on the switch to start your day. It’s often the last thing you look at each night and the first thing you see each morning. And it should be more than just an afterthought.
These ingenious bedside reading lamps are actually built into floating shelves (that also illuminate) so really they could be called wall sconces as well. Therefore they could also be called a triple threat.
A stylish compact table lamp that's battery-charged means you can move it to wherever you're bedding down for the night. It's also a good option for bedsides where a plug isn't readily available exactly where you want to put your lamp.
Shown: Bicoca Table Lamp
A wall sconce is a great way to add bedside lamping without taking up precious nightstand space. But when you can't just pop a light fixture into a wall, plug-in wall sconces are a great option. This one here disguises the wiring well and bends the housing in an eye-pleasing arched shape.
Shown: Pluck LED Wall Lamp
Marble has been making its way into the design world for some time now and this table lamp with a marble base is the perfect example of when form meets function meets raw material. Simple, stylish and solid as a rock.
Most bedside lamps end up being afterthoughts, but waking up to a well-designed piece of art, that also lights up, has to mean a better start to your day. But don't take our word for it.
Let's say you set out to design the ideal beside wall light. One with a intuitive swivel system to direct light when reading and a super easy to flip on/off switch. What would you call it? Bover named this light the Beddy. Yep, that sounds about right.
No more fumbling to find the switch with a lamp equipped with touch sensor on/off switches. Just press anywhere on the base of this light to brighten up the bulb. Or to turn it off--which is what they might have had in mind when naming this lamp.
Aside from plug-in wall sconces, another non-invasive option for bedside lighting that doesn't take up nightstand space is a well-placed floor lamp. This one in particular used a 90-degree angle to cantilever the light over the bedside.
Shown: IC Floor Lamp by FLOS
George Nelson's iconic Nelson Bubble Lamps come in many shapes and sizes but this cigar-shaped floor lamp tucks neatly into the corner of a bedroom. And instantly add that classic mid-century modern design aesthetic to any room you add it to.
Winding down with a good book in bed is one of life's simple pleasures. So keep it simple with a small spotlight wall light that is discreet but bright.
Borrowing from nautical influences, this wall sconce has a brassy finish, roped cording and the mouth of a sailor--we can only assume. When equipped with the optional on/off switch, it makes for an excellent bedside light.
If you're particularly particular about how much light your bedside lamp is outputting at any given moment, a light equipped with a dimmer switch is a must-have.
Shown: Copycat Table Lamb by FLOS
Bedroom lamps sit on a nightstand next to your bed, but they can be so much more than that. There are wall-mounted options that free up table space, arching floor lamps that add to your overall bedroom design and many more options. Once you’ve perused through our gallery of ideas and inspiration, feel free to shop our wide selection of modern table lamps.
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