There are a few rules of thumb to follow when choosing a bedside lamp – most of them stem from common sense, and are worth considering when you are searching for the perfect lamp. Taking time to weigh up your options – not just impulse buying on aesthetics – helps avoid frustrating mistakes.
Desk lamps can be a great alternative to a traditional table lamps with shades, having a directional lamp is perfect for reading, but ensure that your bedside table and lamp combined is at a height that will avoid glare, but also cast light at the right angle. Anglepoise lamps can be a fantastic solution to this issue, and purchasing a good quality, well made anglepoise can stand the test of time.
It pays to consider the entire room when choosing a bedside table – is there enough general light? Are there harsh downlights which you avoid using? Large, soft shade bedside lamps can be perfect for adding a wash of general, ambient light – especially if there are two.
If you have very small bedside tables or shelves then a floor lamp can be considered – especially in a large room – just ensure that they can be easily switched from bed, so you don’t have to jump out of bed to turn the light off.
With all things considered: Bedside tables, headboards, bed heights, aesthetics – it can be worth touching base with us here at Roomie – we can help style your bedside table via our e-design services – and help you create the perfect bedside for your needs.
Below is an edit of our current favourites – desk lamps, floor lamps and table lamps in neutral materials and finishes to incorporate easily into any style and décor.
1. Table Lamp from Farmers / 2. Floor Lamp from Mr Ralph / 3. Floor Lamp from Mr Bigglesworthy / 4. Ceramic Lamp from George & Co / 5. Desk Lamp from Mildred and Co / 6. Table Lamp from Leven / 7. Copper Base Lamp from Beacon Lighting (ship to NZ) / Image via