How to choose the perfect bedside table lamp



Choosing the right bedside lamp is essential for creating a cosy sleeping sanctuary. With this blog, discover how you can achieve the perfect ambiance with the right lighting.

How to choose the right bedside table lamp

The bedroom is undoubtedly the most cherished space in the home – it’s a place of tranquillity and relaxation and it’s where we go to unwind after the demands of the day. Creating the perfect bedroom ambiance requires careful planning and with the right bedside table lamp, this can be effortlessly achieved.

In this blog, we will be exploring the key factors that go into selecting the right design for you.

Size does matter

When it comes to selecting the perfect bedside table lamp, size plays a pivotal role. The size of the lamp should be directly influenced by the dimensions of your bedside table. Selecting a light that’s either too large or too small for the space might disturb your bedroom’s harmony, so we recommend opting for a proportionate size to maintain balance. An oversized option may overpower the space whilst a smaller design might not provide enough light for activities or nighttime reading, so it’s important to get it right.

The ideal lamp size for your bedroom depends upon the dimensions of the space and your lighting preferences. Generally, a bedside table lamp should be around 24 to 27 inches tall to provide sufficient illumination, however it’s always important to consider the specific proportions of your room before selecting your light. 

Consider personal style and aesthetics

Personal aesthetics are vital for making your bedroom truly yours. The bedside table lamp is an extension of your style, so it’s important to consider how it complements the overall look of your room.

Opt for a lamp that aligns with your décor, from contemporary minimalist to eclectic maximalist, maintaining the serene and relaxing ambience of a bedroom is essential. Introducing a lamp that clashes with your aesthetic could disrupt the calming atmosphere that you’ve curated, so make sure you consider every element of your space to ensure a harmonious look and feel

Lamp shades also contribute hugely to the visual appeal of the space. If you opt for a shade, this will diffuse the light and soften its glow to create a soothing atmosphere, whilst unshaded bulbs can emit a more direct illumination for a more focused mindset.

Think about the quantity and placement

The question of how many bedside table lamps you need mainly depends upon the layout of your bedroom and your personal preferences. Placing a lamp on each side of your bed provides balance and symmetry, but it’s not a set rule that you have to follow. If you have other light sources, such as ceiling fixtures or wall lights, you might find that a single lamp on one side is enough.

How many are also dependent on how much light you want to be emitted; you might decide to have a soft glow from your bedside to help lull you into a soothing sleep while your partner might desire more illumination to aid with their nighttime reading

The choice of a bedside table lamp is an endeavor that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The right lamp can effortlessly blend functionality with aesthetics, enhancing the calming ambiance you desire. 

We hope that this blog has helped you to decide what bedside lamps are needed to keep your sleeping space a tranquil sanctuary of relaxation!


  • Astro Ito Wall Mounted Bedside Lamp with USB Matt White


    An ideal light for compact spaces, the Ito is a hybrid of a classic wall-mounted bedside lamp and an integrated wireless and USB docking station. Made from silicone and die-cast aluminium in a matt-white or matt-black finish, it has a modern, organic look and is designed to charge your device even when the light source is switched off. Created with flexibility in mind, Ito’s shade can be positioned on the left or right during installation.

  • Dar Kiefer Wall Light Black and Antique Brass


    The Kiefer Wall Light with its matt black finish and antique brass detailing is a tribute to the classic industrial age. To really compliment the design, keep it bare and pair it with a rustika or vintage bulb.


  • Endon Canning Chrome Touch Table Lamp


    An understated interior table light, mixing a polished chrome plated finish with a timeless white faux silk fabric shade. Featuring a 3 stage touch dimmer for today’s interiors.

  • Moooi Perch Light Table Lamp


    The Perch Light Table Lamp, the smallest of its family, holds its own particular charm. You may admire the details of its delicate beauty and follow the light swinging of the bird from nearby, while comfortably seated. What’s more, you can easily set it in motion with a gentle touch of your hand while enjoying its warm sunny glow.

  • Tom Dixon Melt Portable Rechargeable Table Lamp Silver


    Melt Portable LED expands the collection, offering the same mesmerizing hot-blown glass effect within a portable design. Melt is evocative of molten glass, the interior of a melting glacier or images of deep space. Melt Portable LED is available in a wide range of finishes and offers up to 10 hours of battery life. A portable light with a mesmerizing melted orb shade and diffused light source. Rechargeable.

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