Five Tips to Choose Right Bedside Table Lamps

The lighting of the room has a great impact on the ambiance and atmosphere of the room. And when it comes to making your bedroom space where it feels like a retreat from the outside world, bedside table lamps make it happen into reality.

But for that, first, you need to choose the perfect bedside lamp. Any bedside lamp will not work. You have to find a one that has the right size, shape, and color so that it complements the looks of your room. There are few things which you need to keep in mind to find perfect bedside table lamps for your room. Let’s have a look at it.

Height of the lamp

You need a lamp that can provide lighting without striking glare into the eyes. Neither it should be too close to the surface of the mattress, nor should it shine over your head. The height of the bedside lamp should be equal or two-three inches extra of the height of the bedside table. Generally, the top of the bedside table and the mattress are on the same level. The height of the bedside table ranges between 22-26 inches. So if the height of the bedside table is 23 inches, choose a bedside lamp of 26 inches.

Width of the lamp

The width of bedside table lamps depends upon the width of the bedside table. Too narrow or wide bedside lamps look odd. The wider the nightstand is, the wider should be the lamp. To be a more precise width of the bedside lamp should be one-third of the width of the nightstand.

Lamp style

There is an enormous range of bedside lamps out there that you can get confused easily. To keep it simple, choose the style which attracts you. You have a variety of options such as pharmacy lamps, ceramic lamps, candlestick lamps, glass lamps, and novelty lamps. Choose the design of the lamp as per the theme of your bedroom.


Match the color of your lamp with the theme of the bedroom. If you need calmness, soft grey and varieties of white will work best. If you are creative enough, you can also deliberately mismatch the color of your lamp. If you have a simple bedside table, then choose a colorful lamp. And if you have a colorful bedside table, a simple bedside lamp will work best.

Single or Pair

How many table lamps you need? As a basic thumb rule, if there are two people, you need two lamps. And if you are single, you need a one. However, if you have a king-sized bed, then you have to purchase a pair because one lamp will look quite odd. And obviously, both the lamps should be identical.

These are the few tips to choose the perfect bedside table lamps, if you have other tips, don't forget to leave them in the comment box below.

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