Best Lamps for Bedroom to Brighten Up Your Space

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Well illuminated spaces can also create a soothing ambiance in your bedroom, ideal for relaxation, sleep, or reading. The challenge though, is in making sure to select appropriate lamps that are functional and provide the right ambiance to the room. In this article, you will find different versatile bedroom lamps that offer diverse design and aesthetic for different lighting outcomes.

Are Lamps Good for Sleep?

Of course, lamps may be useful for sleep, if recommendations about their usage are followed. Specifically, the warm light dimming lamps can help in establishing comfortable ambiance of the bedroom that will soothe the body of any signs of exhaustion prior sleeping.

This will reduce the brightness of the light to safe levels and also ensure that the light is warm by using bulbs with warm colors to create the right atmosphere for sleep in the bedroom. However, enlightening and any sort of screen light, should be avoided as it disrupts the sleeping pattern of the human body. In the long run, individuals will need to decide on an optimal balance and choose the necessary lighting option for them as a solution to avoid negatively impacting their sleeping patterns.

On the other hand, having a light by your bedside as part of bedside table give you feelings of security. Keeping the night or beside lamp on the shelf make you feel more comfortable after anxiety and distress that will leads to nightmare.

1. ONEWISH Touch Bedside Table Lamp

This modern elegant globe table lamp had a metal base and a frosted opal glass lampshade making us purchase it. It made a smart night light for our bedrooms, dining rooms, study rooms, and living room. It had three brightness options, high, medium, and low, which we adjusted to meet our needs. Its touch control sensor on the metal base let us turn the short lamp on and off.

More so, the E26 LED bulb gave a 3000K soft, warm mood light with the opal lamp shade distributing the light evenly to develop a comfortable and elegant atmosphere. In addition, the 6.5W LED bulb has a lifespan of approximately 10,000 hours without buzzing, flickering, and limited heat output.

The table lamp came with a 1-year warranty, and we were free to contact customer care for any concerns and issues within 24 hours. The lampshade was made of glass material, making it durable and easy to maintain. This makes a perfect choice if you need a small lamp for your small bedroom space!

Pros:

  • It is made of high-end opal glass lampshade, which does not fade with time
  • Durable
  • Perfect choice for nighttime readers
  • Convenient
  • Easy to install
  • It has three brightness levels

Cons:

  • Has some flickers

2. BSOD Glass Mushroom Table Lamps

BSOD Glass Mushroom Table Lamp is defiantly one of the best lamps for a bedroom setup. We purchased this lamp and found it suitable for modern, traditional, and glam decor schemes. Our table lamp was excellent for our bedroom as a bedside lamp and its E12 LED Bulb had a warm light effect. In addition, the E12 classic socket also made it easier for us to replace attractive, dimmable ambient light bulbs.

The fact that our bedside lamp was small in size and lightweight made it easy for us to move the lamp from room to room meaning we could easily use it in our bedroom, study area, dining room, and living room. Furthermore, its warm glow gave any area in our house a homely atmosphere.

Besides, these bedside lamps came with a 1-year warranty service, and the support team answered our questions appropriately. The BSOD Mushroom Lamp was a perfect addition to our bedroom table because it was both useful and fashionable.

Pros:

  • It is affordable
  • Perfect for bedroom desks that require brighter light.
  • It is compatible with smart bulbs
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Made of glass hence durable and does not turn yellow like plastic

Cons:

  • Made of delicate glass

3. Seealle Mini Bedside Lamps for Bedrooms Set of 2

This bedside lamp with built USB/USB-C/AC outlet charging ports was fantastic. When we bought it, we charged up to six devices simultaneously. Amazingly, the charging station worked even when the bed lamp was off or on, making it more convenient. The lamps added light to our bedside space, and it was easy to turn on and off by just touching the lamp pole or base.

Plus, it had the touch to change three models, with the first level assisting us to improve our sleep. The second brightness made it comfortable for us during our leisure time. More so, the total brightness assisted in protecting our eyes while working and reading.

Moreover, the touch lamp base occupied limited space, making it ideal for small areas, such as a side table, nightstands, bedsides, end tables, and tabletop. This beautiful set of small bedside table lamps combined the modern and classic simple design making it a perfect choice for our home decor.

We were fascinated by it because it came with two free bulbs included in the package saving us money and time on purchasing extra bulbs for our bedroom nightstand lamps. The bulbs did not have mercury, no buzzing, and no flicker.

Pros:

  • Convenient
  • Decoration for the bedroom
  • It has a touch switch
  • It has three brightness option
  • The versatile design of the lamps will blend effortlessly with modern, traditional,and glam decor schemes
  • It has a USB C charging port

Cons:

  • Ideal for small spaces only

4. Arturesthome Nightstand Desk Lamp

When we bought this Nordic design Arturesthome nightstand desk lamp, we found it elegant and simple to decorate and light our bedroom. Moreover, the lampshade was exquisite, fashionable, stable, and strong. It had bulbs, including No Buzzing, No Dazzle, and NO Flicker, with 2 5W warm white G9 LED bulbs. We used the builds in various rooms, including study rooms, bedrooms, kids’ rooms, and living rooms.

Plus, it had a warranty of 90-day money-back guarantee and three months warranty. If you are looking for a fashionable and elegant lamp, this is a great choice.

Pros:

  • Available in pink, green, and orange
  • Very attractive
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Colors are different from what they appear in pictures
  • It is very bright

5. HAJINLU Cordless LED Table Lamps

This cordless and dimmable table lamp had a built-in touch sensor dimmer with three light colors, including warm white, yellow and white, short touch to change our light color. We bought this attractive lamp because it had a 10% to 100% brightness, which we adjusted by long-tapping the touch switch, making it easy to use.

The lampshade has a rechargeable built-in 2000mAh Li battery with a working time of approximately 4 hours at optimal brightness and 24 hours at minimum brightness when fully charged. It also had a type-c USB charge cable, and we could turn it on while charging. As a result, we used this LED light for bedroom without or with a power cord making it more convenient to use.

Its portability was excellent, and we could move around with it quickly. Due to its portability, we used it as our bedroom nightstand lighting, outdoor dining, and dining table mood lighting. Plus, we could use this small size for decorating our spaces and establishing a comfortable, light environment and atmosphere.

We did not worry when purchasing this lampshade. It had a free replacement within one year, and we just had to contact the seller to request a new replacement. The customer service was outstanding, and the team could respond within twenty-four hours after calling them

Pros:

  • Portable
  • It has a USB cable making it easy to charge
  • Convenient
  • Free replacement
  • You can tap to change the brightness and color
  • It has three light colors

Cons:

  • Not used for studying or working purposes
  • It has 6 hours of battery power at optimal brightness levels

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Lamp for Your Bedroom

The right lamp for your bedroom will fit well in your room, assist in developing a relaxing atmosphere that makes you sleep, and provide adequate brightness for your needs. Let’s look at the various factors when purchasing a bedroom lamp.

1. Size of Your Bedroom

A smaller room will require a lamp without shades or with smaller shade. Lights with a shade require additional space and appear more attractive on bedside tables with sufficient surface area to prevent them from inching toward the edge. Note that a large bedside table lamp on a small surface in a tiny room appears out of place. Wall-mounting swing arm lights are the best for a small space.

2. Amount of Light Needed

Do you regularly read when in bed? Then consider a lamp that permits you to adjust its brightness to illuminate the screen or the page without much glare. Remember that excess brightness will tire your eyes quickly, while too little brightness will strain your eyes.

If you share your bed with another person who is disturbed by light easily, you must agree on a dimming function and adjustable shade. This will ensure that you finish reading and your partner gets to sleep early.

3. Mood

Remember that the bulb you select, your wall color, the location you choose for your shade, and the shade you utilize can impact the general atmosphere of your room. Positioning a lamp near the corner makes the room appear brighter by bouncing light off the ceiling and walls to minimize eye strain.

In addition, if you desire a relaxing hue, a soft white bulb within 2,700 to 3,000 K can work for you. More so, lighter-colored and white walls accentuate the brightness by reflecting the light. In contrast, dark-colored walls demand brighter bulbs because the walls absorb light for equal effect.

4. Durability and Quality

When selecting a bedroom lamp, then one ought to look at certain consideration, some of which includes the durability of the lamp. Sometimes lamps are made of glass and these type of lamps are long lasting than the plastic lamps due to the reasons that they do not fade away. If, on the other hand, you wish to have a bulb that can burn for a long time, you must be ready to spend more money.

However, you want to realize that most good bedside lights also means that they act as desk lamps, table lamps, desk, night lights. Also, bedside lighting has a wall-mounted sconces and floor lamps.

Benefits of Using Table Lamps in Your Bedroom 

Using bedside lamps in your bedroom offers several benefits that contribute to a comfortable and functional sleep environment. Here are some advantages of incorporating bedside lamps into your bedroom decor:

1. Task Lighting

Some of the most useful lamps are bedside lamps which are used when performing certain activities such as studying, writing or even using a laptop when in bed. They focus light on a particular area, say your book or working area in order to enable you perform these activities gladly without necessarily having to strain your eyes. Bedside lamps which are designed to serve as a task lighting can be easily adjusted so that the light can be focused only to where it is needed.

2. Convenience and Accessibility

Another advantage of having bedside lamps is that they are within an arm’s distance from the bed. You can switch them on or off without even having to get out of bed, particularly helpful during the night when you may need to move around the room in the dark. This is especially those bedside lamps that seem to make a comfort in evening regimens, like reading a few pages before going to bed.

3. Sleep-Friendly Environment

Lamps on the bedside of a bed also assist to create an environment that ensures that people get the right sleep. While, compared to natural light, or even bright ceiling light which can have a disruptive effect on your circadian rhythm, bedside lamps feature softer light. It also ensures the body is informed it needs to relax and prepare to get some sleep this is why it is considered as natural light.

4. Decorative Element

Lamps are also used for illumination while they are also used as decorative items by placing them bedside. Various models, and materials that are used available for purchasing lamps and other accessories so that they can match your bedroom. Lamps that are placed on the bedside can be used in a decorative manner and make a room more appealing and much more harmonized for a bedroom setting.

5. Ambient Lighting

Lamps near your bedside give a filtered type of light that has a soothing effect in the bedroom. Unlike overhanging bright lights that can cause much strain and stress, bedside lamps provide calm and natural brightness to help a person prepare for sleep. This type of lighting is particularly useful when a person wishes to have the light source be so warm that it is perfect for reading or any other activity that the person is engaged in that requires a warm ambiance.

Frequently Asked Questions on Best Bedside Lamps

1. How can you select a bedside lamp?

Choose the bedside lamp that will fit with the interiors of the bedroom room . Estimate the general style of the room and select a functional and pretty functional lampshade that will complement other furniture and accessories in the room. However, if a lamp is short and wide, one can opt for a larger shade size and the same applies to a tall and thin styled lamp.

But with lamps, pay more attention to the space available for your lamp nightstand and make sure lamp is centrally positioned with equal inches around it on each side. Justify the lamps at the bedside to make symmetry and ensure that the lamps are of the same nature on each side.

2. Should I purchase a bedside lamp that is short or tall?

You can consider a lamp that is 28 and 32 inches high for your table lamp. Bear in mind that if the table lamp remains too broad and smaller than your bed and bedside, it will appear out of scale.

3. Which is the best light for a bedside lamp?

This will depend on individual preferences. However, most people consider the best bedside light as the table lamp that fits on the nightstand. The lamp should have an on-and-off easily reachable switch and a light-filtering shade.

4. What type of lamp is most appropriate for a bedroom?

The most appropriate lamps for your bedroom allow you to adjust and layer the lighting to develop the best ambiance. As a result, you can have various fixtures, including an overhead light with a dimmer switch, a pendant hanging in the corner, a floor lamp, and some bedside lamps on the nightstands. In addition, warmer light temperatures are more calming and easier on your eyes than bright white illumination, which is more stimulating.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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