Night Lights: Best Bedside Lamps
Whenever you deal with someone who tries to give advice on the “best” of anything, you already know it’s going to be a subjective call. So, in order to qualify my list of best bedside lamps, I thought I’d provide some criteria. In other words, these are the qualities I look for in a bedside lamp, and these lamps meet those qualities really well. My criteria are: a small footprint—I don’t want my bedside lamp to take up all the room on my nightstand, so having a small footprint is important to me; the ability to provide both general light and reading light; a sense of style; and the flexibility to be used in rooms other than the bedroom. Let’s dive right in!
A desk or task lamp, like the one shown at the left in the above image, makes for a great bedside lamp. It should have a smaller base than most table lamps, and will be able to be used as general illumination when you need it and as a reading lamp as well.
Swing Arm Lamp
Swing arm table lamps (or floor lamps, which we’ll discuss in a minute) make terrific bedside lamps and meet all my requirements.
Other Table Lamps
Image: Jacobsen Plus
Most any table lamp will work really well as a bedside lamp, as long as you follow the qualities – or make up your own and follow them – for what makes a great bedside lamp.
Floor lamps make especially good bedside lamps because they take up no space on the nightstand. As is the case with the floor lamps shown above, they even have built in tables—saving you the need for a separate piece of furniture
What are the best bedside lamps for your needs?