If you like to read on the couch or in an armchair, a floor lamp with a moveable, adjustable head that provides direct illumination is key.
Artful and elegant, the Solitaire Pendant Light from Niche Modern is unexpected bedside lighting. Swag over the bed, or try hanging a pendant on either side of the bed for some symmetry.
The bedroom is your sanctuary – a personal, intimate living space. What decor you use to personalize your room can create a certain desired mood ranging from serenity to inspiration to even confidence. But more often than not, it can speak volumes about a person without even uttering a single word. What does your bedside lighting say about you?
Step outside the box with the Pharos Transparent Pendant Light from Niche Modern. While its simple shape maintains the minimalist feel, the elongated light bulb and colored glass provides an unexpected twist.
Bedside lighting that’s out to do its job, these bedside lamps are all about functionality, though they still look great while they work.
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The open framed and slender silhouette of the Pablo Contour Table Lamp keeps things open. There’s an integrated USB port, so you can charge your devices while you finish that mystery novel you can’t seem to put down.
Whether in a bright, glossy color, chrome, brass, or an unexpected combination of colors and materials – think of it as a functional tabletop sculpture.
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Clean lines and the bare necessities make up these modern bedside lights. If you identify with simplicity, form, and function, then minimalist bedside lighting is all you.
As you can see, there’s not just one way to add bedroom lighting to your private sanctuary. Depending upon your style of choice and the composition of the room, your options can become quite diverse. A hanging pendant light might be best if you know changing the direction of your light is not necessary. Maybe function is important to you, and having an adjustable wall sconce right next to you means bedside perfect. Or, maybe all you need is a nightstand with a classic bedside reading lamp. It all depends on you.
When it comes to picking the right reading lamp, there’s a lot more at stake than the look of a room. Eye strain, headaches, and other discomforts can be the result of improper lighting. Luckily, they can be easily avoided with the right fixtures.
The look of the LED1 Table Lamp from Tunto brings an organic modernism to the bedroom. A cluster of starry LEDs give off a soft glow, perfect for bedside lighting.
And if you’re reading at a desk, a task lamp is your best friend. There are myriad options, but our favorites are those with a little personality, like the Original 1227 Task Light or Gravy LED Desk Lamp.
Or consider a counterweighted wall-mounted fixture like the Mod 265 Wall Sconce which provides similarly directed light.
The Fuse Switched LED Wall Sconce from Astro Lighting lets you direct the LED beam where you may, and looks oh so sleek.
Similar in style and function is the Ledtube R Wall Sconce from Marset. To turn it on, just pull out the LED tube and turns off once you lock it back into place.
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The Cigar Wall Sconce would look stunning flanking either side of the bed in the master bedroom. Its beautiful form and easy pull chain makes it an ideal candidate for reading in bed.
To pick the right lamp for reading, consider the setting. Are you in bed? At a desk? Sitting in an armchair in the corner of the room? Each situation calls for a unique lighting setup. But regardless of the fixture, you’re looking for the same thing in every case: bright light directed at your reading material. (For some nitty-gritty tips on selecting the right bulbs, check out this handy guide on the Lifehack.org website).
If you need to free up the space on your bedside table but don’t want a traditional wall sconce, then consider the Pixo Wall Light from Pablo. A cross between a table lamp and a wall sconce, this bedside light provides the perfect reading glow, without taking up the extra space.
Pendant lights make for unexpected bedside lighting. The E27 Pendant Light from Muuto is clean, simple, and let’s you read with ease. And the muted colored cords are beautiful.
Add a dimmer to transition from reading to resting, and keep in mind that unless someone is trying to sleep next to you, it’s best to have evenly distributed light in the room, in addition to the focused reading light, in order to avoid eye strain. This is as much the case with backlit screens as it is for old-school books.
Bedside lighting in beautiful designs. These fixtures are artful and modern.
The Stickbulb 2 Foot Torch Table Lamp is a minimalists dream. An angled stick of wood houses integrated LEDS, giving off natural looking light.
Reading at a Desk or Task Area Original 1227 Task Light from Anglepoise
Get double the bedside lighting in one with the Cubo LED Bedside Sconce and Reading Light from Cerno. An extendable reading light folds out from under a mounted wall sconce. Read in bed, or just provide some ambient lighting.
If you like to read in bed, you have several options. If you have a bedside table with a big-enough surface, a table lamp with a lampshade that directs light downward like the AJ Table Lamp is a good option.
If you don’t have a table, or can’t spare the surface area, consider a wall-mounted option—ideally one that angles and offers directed light. The Tolomeo Mini Wall Light featured above or the FlexiLED Wall Light seen below offer a lot of flexibility so you get just the right amount of light focused on your task or reading materials.
You can never beat a standard table lamp and this antique inspired lamp would look great on a bedside table. The Adirondack Table Lamp from Robert Abbey would bring a bit of rustic modernism into the bedroom.
FlexiLED Wall Light from Contardi Reading on the Sofa or Armchair Z-BAR Gen 3 LED Floor Lamp from Koncept Lighting