The 15 Top Bedroom Lamps to Brighten Your Space

Lamp on a Nightstand Beside a Bed
For many of us, our bedroom is our sanctuary. It's where we begin the process of taking on the day and where we retreat to when we're seeking rest and comfort, so the way it looks can have a big impact on how we feel each day—and your bedroom's lamps play a critical role in that.

Your bedroom lamps can affect everything from your space's overall aesthetic to how well you sleep at night (and wake up in the morning), so they're an important aspect of any bedroom design.

But with so many shapes, sizes, and designs to choose from, finding the perfect bedside lamp can feel overwhelming.

To make it easier, we're highlighting some of the best bedside table lamps for every aesthetic, budget, and lifestyle.

The Best Bedside Table Lamps

When looking for the right lamp to work as a tiny statement piece or a larger one for your bedside table, consider the following options.

1. Sidnie Lamp

Golden Bedroom Lamp in a bedside table with a tiny pot with a plant
  • Brand: Schoolhouse
  • Price: $299

If you've been following interior design trends closely, then you might've noticed cute mushroom shapes making their way into design-forward homes. This minimalist design lamp from Schoolhouse is a perfect way to integrate the trend in a subtle yet playful way.

In addition to being impossibly adorable and easy to install, the lamp is super durable, composed of a hand-spun steel shade, dual porcelain sockets, and a rotary switch.

It was also assembled in the brand's Portland, Oregon, factory using ethically sourced components, so you can feel extra good about adding this bedside lamp to your sanctuary.

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2. Dean Table Lamp

Grey faded shade Table Lamp with a wooden base
  • Brand: Burrow
  • Price: $135

If you're looking for a small table lamp that's big on style, look no further. This sweet, mid-century-inspired bedside lamp from Burrow has a small footprint, with a base spanning only 13 inches in diameter. This helps to conserve the precious bedside table surface area that's so important to many of us.

It has a gray fabric shade and a solid poplar base that comes in three different finishes, ranging from a blonde oak to a stark black, so it's easy to find the perfect fit for your aesthetic.

The socket-mounted switch is tucked neatly behind the shade, preserving the minimalist design and sculptural quality, making this lamp a great option for a small bedroom.

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3. Solana

Golden bedside table lamp with a golden rattan shade
  • Brand: CB2
  • Price: $399

One look at this stunner makes it clear why it's a favorite among designers like Caitlin Murray, founder of Black Lacquer Design: “This is a pretty, shiny piece that offers diffused light thanks to the dense shade. If you’re looking for a decorative option to provide mood lighting, it’s a winner."

Designed by Nicholas Obeid, this eye-catcher table lamp features an unlacquered brass lamp base, which gives each piece a slightly different look that will take on more character over time. Meanwhile, the table lamp's natural rattan shade punctuates the sleek design with just the right amount of textural warmth.

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4. Sullivan Table Lamp

Bedside Table Lamp with a sphisticated blue hue base and a white fabric shade
  • Brand: Apt2B
  • Price: $148

Ceramic table lamps come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and finishes, but we're particularly partial to this beauty from Apt2B for its versatile design that can complement a wide variety of styles.

The base features a sophisticated blue hue and a cream/white fabric shade that will look amazing in a soothing bedroom design. This contemporary shaded lamp can also work well as a desk lamp to elevate your home office.

One reviewer raves, "Cutest little lamp ever! I bought one for my office credenza and liked it so much I bought another one for my desk!"

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5. The Glow Light

Minimalist bedside lamp in a bedside table with a book and eyeglasses
  • Brand: Casper
  • Price: $120

Given the popularity of Casper's mattresses and bedding, it should be no surprise that the direct-to-consumer brand knows a thing or two about what makes the perfect bedroom lamp. And that's exactly what The Glow Light is.

The bedside lamp features a dimmer controlled by a built-in gyroscope, making it easy to emit the precise amount of light you need to lull yourself to sleep and guide you through those middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom.

With a minimalist design, this lamp even syncs with its own app, which lets you schedule a time to turn it on in the morning for a gentle wake-up.

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6. Lars the Llama

Contemporary bedside lamp with a golden Llama as a base and a victorian pink shade
  • Brand: Anthropologie
  • Price: $228

“Who says a lamp can’t double as an art piece?! The pop of pink and whimsical nature of this lamp definitely brings a smile to my face!,” said Katie Simpson of Mackenzie Collier Interiors of this eye-catcher lamp from Anthropologie—and we couldn't agree more.

This table lamp's Victorian-inspired fringe lampshade pairs perfectly with the quirky llama-shaped base, creating an equal parts playful, feminine, and artistic look. Whether it's your most whimsical piece of home decor or it's just one of many in an eclectic aesthetic, this is the right lamp to start a conversation anywhere it lives.

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7. Regina Andrew Happy Table Lamp

U-shaped Lamp that looks like a smile with two eyes. The base is golden and has two white bulbs
  • Brand: Lulu and Georgia
  • Price: $413

Katie Simpson is also a big fan of this modern table lamp from Lulu and Georgia: "I love that this lamp is anything but traditional. It’s modern yet playful with its arched silhouette and contrasting white bulbs.”

With its globe light bulbs and fluid tubal base, it's the perfect choice for anyone seeking a soft glow lamp that retains a strong design point of view. It also comes with a dimmer, allowing you to create the ideal ambiance, whether you're reading, binging Netflix, or waking up in the morning. 

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8. Studio Desk Lamp

Studio Desk Lamp in a Bedroom
  • Brand: Schoolhouse
  • Price: $299

Designed as a desk or reading lamp, this gem can also slide seamlessly into the bedroom, adding a fun pop of color in the process. In fact, desk lamps often make ideal bedroom lamps thanks to their frequently found adjustable arms, making it easy to work late at night during reading sessions.

This minimalist reading lamp has a convenient adjustable arm and a swiveling shade that directs light at whatever you need to see most.

It also comes in three different colors—yellow, white, and black—so it's a stellar option whether you're looking for a vibrant color pop or something more neutral.

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9. Brigs Bedside Table Lamp

White and gold Bedside Bedroom Table Lamp
  • Brand: AllModern
  • Price: $104

With its classic drum shade and ceramic base, the Brigs Bedside Table Lamp from AllModern is as pretty as it is versatile. The ceramic table lamp was thoughtfully designed with a linen shade that subtly softens the glow of your light bulb while hiding the on/off switch located on the socket.

The bedroom lamp also comes in two sophisticated neutral hues, including a milky cream and a smoky gray, both of which will elevate all kinds of different looks. Each color is enhanced by a tapered solid wood column that provides a hint of texture and warmth.

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10. Fila

Golden aluminum framed table lamp with a white adjustable shade
  • Brand: Article
  • Price: $69

This bedroom lamp from Article rocks such a unique and artistic design that you'd never guess it's so affordable. The lamp's minimal footprint leaves plenty of space for bedroom essentials, like books, glasses, and devices, while its adjustable shade allows you to illuminate areas with precision.

You can choose from two different hues—matte sage or white—and each comes with a gilded base that will punctuate your look with a glam touch.

This minimalist reading lamp is really easy to install and comes with a fabric-cover cord with an on-off switch.

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11. Eilerman Table Lamp

Candle shaped Table Lamp with black aluminum frame near a Bed

Brand: Wayfair

Price: $62.99

This black table lamp from Wayfair is another affordable option that doesn't sacrifice style. The modern design is inspired by classic lanterns, giving it a timeless quality that also feels fresh and trendy.

The night light's touch switch allows you to simply tap the base with your fingers to adjust the brightness from three different options, from a soft glow to a harder one. With this lamp, you needn't worry about fumbling around to find the switch in the dark.

It also features a heavy base, so it can hold its own when it comes to pets and kids' erratic but oh-so-cute movements.

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12. Lampe Gras Wall Lamp

Two Swing Arm Wall Lamps in a wooden wall near a white bed with white pillows
  • Brand: Lumens
  • Price: $620

Want to conserve 100% of your bedside table's surface area? Given that this area has a special knack for cluttering up quickly, a wall lamp may be a solution. The Lampe Gras from Lumens allows you to save this area for essentials while providing all the bedside light you need at any moment.

The Lampe Gras's mount hardware includes a wall bar that is secured vertically in two spots. This means the two-part lower arm can be adjusted by 250 degrees and spun 360 degrees, while the shade can be adjusted by 210 degrees for ultimate illuminating precision.

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13. Tarnaby

Kerosene looking Bedroom Lamp in a desk near a big window and plants
  • Brand: IKEA
  • Price: $24.99

Inspired by traditional kerosene lanterns, this little cutie is a total steal at less than $25. But beyond being budget-friendly, it's all kinds of moody, featuring a built-in dimmer switch that lets you create the perfect setting and a light bulb that emulates a live frame.

The bedroom lamp is also highly compact, with a powder-coat steel base reaching only six inches in diameter, so it's a great way to light up small spaces.

This tiny statement piece can extend far beyond the bedroom, serving equally well in a charming corner or living room accent as it does a bedside lamp.

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14. Alese Neutral Earth Polka Dot Jug Table Lamp

 Neutral Earth Polka Dot Jug Table Lamp in a table near artwork in the wall
  • Brand: $120
  • Price: Lamps Plus

With its neutral, organic tones and warm off-white linen shade, this lamp would be a great addition to most spaces, whether in the corner of a Scandinavian bedroom design or a bohemian home office.

The subtle polka dots give the lamp a unique flair without sacrificing its timeless appearance, while matte white clay details give it an artisan quality.

The table lamp is also ideal for larger spaces since it can use up to a 150-watt light bulb, making it a great living room accent as well. But you can always opt for a softer light bulb if you want to stick to moodier lighting in the bedroom.

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15. Roar & Rabbit Ceramic Table Lamp

White Ceramic Bedroom Lamp in a bedside table near a bed with white pillows
  • Brand: West Elm
  • Price: $129

This adorable table lamp from West Elm comes in two different sizes, each with a slightly different style, so you can find just the right lamp for your bedroom look.

No matter which size you choose, you'll be investing in the perfect ceramic lamp, complete with an off-white linen shade drum that emits a warm glow and a glazed ceramic base that showcases the lamp's striking textural details.

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Can a Floor Lamp Work in a Bedroom?

Bedside lamps are far from the only bedroom lighting option. For those who don't have bedside tables or who simply want to reserve their bedside table space for other items, a floor lamp is a great option. Floor lamps are also great space-savers in general, typically featuring a small footprint relative to their size but often packing stronger lighting capabilities than smaller table lamps.

Floor Lamp for Bedroom with a wooden base and gray shade
Ellis Floor Lamp from Burrow

According to Katie Simpson, “A floor lamp can work well in a small bedroom where you only have space for one nightstand on either side of the bed. A floor lamp will save space on that additional side while still providing both ambient and task lighting for reading.”

What You Should Consider When Buying a Bedroom Lamp


When it comes to purchasing furniture and home decor, size is among the most important considerations. If you purchase a bedroom lamp that's too large for your space, it can both literally and figuratively cramp your style. If you purchase one that's too small, it can quickly look out of place, and it might not emit as much light as you need.

"I like to think of lamps as an opportunity to tie the room together. They should always feel like they are part of the room and match the room’s style."

Abbe Fenimore, founder of Studio Ten 25, advises that, “Scale is the most important element to consider when selecting a lamp. Once you have the correct height and scale narrowed down, then you can focus on color, style, and other fun details. I like to think of lamps as an opportunity to tie the room together. They should always feel like they are part of the room and match the room’s style. When choosing lamp height, consider the height of your nightstand and headboard. I prefer lamps on a nightstand to complement the headboard scale. If the lamp is too short, it won’t look right and will not provide enough light where you need it. If you’re going for a large-scale lamp, it will look best with a lower nightstand and tall headboard."

And if you're wondering about the ideal height for a bedroom lamp, Jessica Welling has the answer. "Bedside table lamps should generally be 26-30 [inches] tall, assuming that your nightstands are just about the same height as the top of your mattress. This allows you to sit up and read in bed with light coming from over your shoulder,said the Seattle-based interior designer.


Style is also important when it comes to choosing the right bedroom lamp for your aesthetic. According to Welling, “Unique lamps that bring texture to a bedroom are a great way to add a little 'wow' factor while complementing other patterns and textures in the room.” If you want something unique and glam, you could go for a Tiffany lamp, a glass table lamp, or a glass shade lamp. You can also opt for a simple, traditional table lamp to give your bedroom design a timeless appearance.

“Unique lamps that bring texture to a bedroom are a great way to add a little 'wow' factor while complementing other patterns and textures in the room.”

However, the lamp's physical look and construction aren't the only style factors to consider; the type of light it emits is also very important. “For any interior space, you always want to choose warm white or a soft white bulb. Never choose daylight or cool white bulbs," added Welling. "I always try to choose lamps and fixtures that will produce soft diffused light. No one wants to lay in bed looking up at an ultra-bright bulb.”


There's absolutely no reason to sacrifice style when you're on a budget. These days, you never need to leave your couch to find beautiful, design-forward lamps that are easy on your wallet.

Amazon and IKEA, for instance, offer all sorts of table lamp sets that look so good you'd never guess they're a total steal, like IKEA's Tarnaby lamp featured on this list.

When looking for the best bedside table lamps, you can also find stylish and affordable options on sites like Wayfair, Amazon, and AllModern, which offer furniture and home decor at a wide variety of price points.

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Written by
Kelly Weimert
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
Kelly Weimert
Written by
Kelly Weimert
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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