Published by Naomie Whitely, Jan 16, 2017
More than just sources of lights and decoration, bedside lamps set the mood and ambiance of your bedroom. That’s why, it’s important to choose the right kind of bedside table lamps for the bedroom that complement the entire style of the room and your own taste. However, choosing the right small table lamps for the bedroom is never easy, as you might have myriads of selections in many styles, materials and colors. Just relax and take your time. Do some research and read along for some tips that will help you find your holy-grail bedside lamps.
1) Think about the purpose
What do you want these bedside lamps for? Answer that question and see whether you want to enrich the style or theme of your bedroom, or do you need additional lights to read in bed? Small table lamps in the bedroom can fulfill many purposes, such as to brighten dark corners, to bring a romantic ambiance into the room, or maybe to get rid of any shadows and make you feel comfortable reading in the night.
2) Browse and decide on the type
Bedroom table lamps come in so many types and styles. If you have a pair of small bedside tables, you can opt for small metal table lamps with narrow bases. If you need more lights, maybe a bigger bedside lamp with multiple bulbs will be perfect for you. Then choose the materials you like, and think about its sturdiness. Basically, a metal lamp is sturdier and more durable compared to a glass table lamp or a wooden bedside lamp, but once again, your choice will be depend on your desire and the overall design of bedroom interior. One thing to keep in mind, choose table lamps for your bedroom in the right size, as you need to secure spaces for books, cups, clocks, and reading glasses.
3) Find your perfect lamp shades
Not just beauty and style, different lamp shades provide various lighting effects. When you choose a glass lamp shade, you’ll get a glow above the lamp with light below it, while a lamp shade with a wide opening at the top brightens the area above your bedside table and reduces shadows. But when you choose a directional shade, it will narrow the light to a specific area, makes it a perfect bedside table lamp for reading purpose.
4) Determine the material and color
Still talking about lamp shade, the material and color of the shade will impact the light effect that you get. If you choose a dark-colored lamp, for example, the shade mutes the light given off the side of the lamp, but it focuses light above and below. If you place metal bedside table lamps in your bedroom, you will have a one-sided shade that brightens either below or above the lamps, but not both, as the shades are totally opaque.