A well-lit room is essential for ensuring you get a good night’s sleep, but you don’t need to rely solely on overhead lighting. Table lamps add a soft, cozy glow to your bedroom that is perfect for reading or watching TV before bed. They also offer a decorative accent and can work well with your decor style. Whether you’re looking for an antique glass lamp, a modern metal lamp or something in between, the west elm collection has a wide variety of table lamp designs to suit any bedroom style.
If you’re not a fan of bedside tables, or you simply don’t have the space, consider wall-mounting a lamp on either side of the headboard. Not only does this free up the top of your bedside table, but it also creates a clean, symmetrical look in your bedroom. You’ll want to make sure you hang your lamp with enough height, so it’s easy to reach while reading or doing other tasks at night.
You can also find plug-in sconces that can be used above your bed to illuminate your nightstand without the need for an electrician. Simply attach the sconce to your wall at your desired height, plug it in and enjoy your new bedroom lighting.
If your bedside table or bedroom wall is made of wood, try pairing a table lamp with a matching wood base. The neutral color of the wood complements most any bedroom decor style, from traditional to contemporary. If you prefer a more colorful look, choose a table lamp with a fabric shade in your favorite hue. A fabric shade is another versatile option that can easily be matched to other bedroom decor items, such as bedding and window treatments.
Glass is a popular choice for table lamp bases, and it’s available in an array of colors and styles. Clear glass is simple and classic, while colored blown glass adds visual interest with its random patterning or even art-like refraction of light. You can even find glass table lamps with a marble-like base for an elegant accent.
Using a lamp with a dimming function is ideal for bedrooms where you and your partner may need to read or watch TV at different times of the evening. A dimming feature allows you to adjust the brightness of the lamp, so you can continue your book while your partner falls asleep or turns off the TV to catch some zzz’s.
You can also pair a traditional standing lamp with a small table or dresser to provide more task lighting for reading, styling hair or doing makeup. In this bedroom, a small wood table with an orange finish pairs perfectly with the stand-up lamp and mirror.
If you’re going with a contemporary or modern design, a lamp with a ceramic base and linen shade is an excellent fit. The natural texture and subtle color of the linen shade complements a range of interior colors, from deep jewel tones to neutrals.