Whether you prefer to unwind in the evening with a good book, play games on your phone, or catch up on the day with your partner, the right bedside lighting can make all the difference. Your choice of lamp should be more than just beautiful – it should also feature the right form and functionality for your purposes. This post looks at 50 stylish bedside lamps in a wide range of styles, from simple designs that offer soft ambient lighting to bright adjustable options to illuminate whatever task is at hand. From contemporary to industrial to rustic, there’s something here for every style.
So, before getting started with the list of best bedside lamps, what’s the criteria used to categorise them? In other words, what are the different sects that these lamps come in? They are categorised into desk lamps, swing arm lamps and floor lamps based on their style and functionality. 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 Lamps
Swingarm table lamps (or floor lamps, which we’ll discuss in a minute) make terrific bedside lamps and meet all my requirements.
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.
Check out these 50 unique bedside lamps:
Let’s start with a few unusual bedside lamps! Reminds of origami paper cranes, these bird-shaped lamps are a creatively sculptural way to add accent lighting to the home. Each one provides diffused LED lighting, ideal for an accent spot near a sofa or bed or even in a hallway.
Creative Design – Quality materials met in a stylish and creative design.
Durable stand – The lamp base is made of sturdy stand. Can be placed in the bedroom or living room, it will bring you a peaceful and warm night.
Lasts long – With the LEDs, this table lamp will last long.
Lamps with adjustable bodies are great for desk work, but they make great bedroom lamps for nightstands too – just turn the body away for gentle nighttime illumination, or swivel the head toward the bed for focused evening reading.
Design – simple and sleek – The exciting mix of metal and wood results in a unique design and delivers a finishing touch to your room’s decoration. The exposed cable design, the arms made of lightly colored wood and the lampshade corresponding with the pedestal play together in an interesting manner.
Functionality and flexibility – The arms are adjustable to your liking via three joints, as to satisfy your arranging requirements. Thus, you can decide to either illuminate a certain spot or realize an indirect illumination of the whole room, according to the light condition.
Versatile applications – Be it as a light source for your desk or as a reading lamp on your bedside cabinet – this desk lamp does not simply provide illumination but features a modern and timeless design as well. The lamp improves your home environment while being a functional desk lamp for your office environment at the same time.
Here’s another adjustable lamp with Scandinavian style inspiration. The white and wood body would fit well with any interior style. The braided cord is extra durable, and the three-point body easily adapts to any angle.
Elegant and Minimalist – The DL1005 is a fantastic new variation on Tomons’ Northern European-Scandinavian influenced design; minimalist and rustic, yet elegant and subtle. Great for any home, apartment or loft.
Quality Build – Comparing to lamps made of plastic and thin metals, the Tomons DL1005 integrates all-natural high-quality wood with tested, durable metal material for a dependable product you can rely on, that utilizes a unique new swing arm design for lighting perfection.
Perfect Lighting – The DL1005 features the latest in lighting electronics. Dependable circuitry that works with a huge variety of lightbulbs, securely and safely powered by a durable nylon braided cable.
Customize Your Light – Comparing to most lamps on the market with built-in LED diode, The DL1005 socket can support E26, E27, LED, fluorescent or incandescent. In fact, it works with any bulb of any color or power rate under 25W. Personalize your lighting even more, and in the meantime get started with the free 4W LED bulb we’ve included.
Easy to Install, Adjust at Your Will – The DL1005 should be one of the easiest lights for installation, as you just need to install it on the joint and three adjustable joints bring you an unlimited DIY possibility.
Whether you’re looking for something with a modern Nordic style or need the perfect accent piece for your rustic-themed bedroom, this solid wood table lamp is a wonderfully unique option. Provides a warm aesthetic.
Solid wood stand – The lamp base is made of solid wood, original wood lampshade, light brown color. There is an on/off switch in the middle of the cord, UL plug. Recommend putting it in the bedroom or living room, it will bring you a peaceful and warm night.
Dimensions – 40cm(16 inch) high,17cm (6.8 inch) wide. UL listed cord and USA plug.
Fashionable Design – Quality natural materials meet in a stylish, rustic Scandinavian inspired design.
Premium Quality Wood – The lamp is made of natural, chemical-free woods, while the nylon-coated cord is flexible and durable.
UNIVERSAL – Due to the lamp arms Fold at many places, you can adjust the height and angles according to your preferences. 110-240V power, E27 light bulb, screw socket.
Foscarini is a renowned name in high-end interior decor, and now anyone looking to redecorate their bedroom lighting scheme can find affordable reproductions of their famous Fork Lamp design.
The stitching on the fabric has been created like that on jeans and the rings are not merely decorative, but respond to practical needs with simplicity and immediacy.
The light inside reveals a patchwork structure and the texture of the canvas, a little like when you turn on a light inside a tent.
The lampshade is extremely flexible and can be oriented 360 degrees. Available in black and ivory colors.
Do you prefer passionate color schemes for your bedroom? Complete the look with these red bedside lamps, and enjoy comfortable illumination without breaking your budget.
Energy-saving: Low power consumption and environmental protection.
Supreme materials: (Iron+cloth); illumination area: 5-10 square meter, a perfect accent light for any space, this fresh and simplistic design is an elegant update for traditional and modern homes alike.
E14 light bulbs, energy-saving, durable, stable and safe, give you a healthy lighting experience.
Classic European Style and iron stand with clean, simple lines this classic lamp will beautifully illuminate any desk or nightstand.
Customization design – grand lighting for any room, intricately detailed minimalist style standing table lamps for home, living room, bedroom, kitchen, study room, floor and so on.
It’s not easy to find a copper bedside table lamp, so if you love metallic accessories make sure to bookmark this one! This sleek design is made from durable steel with a super-polished copper finish.
Modern Wooden Bedside Lamp:
Sculptural, neat, and timeless. This simple table lamp would fit equally well among Scandinavian or Asian inspired bedroom decor. It’s hard to go wrong with a wood table lamp like this one.
Modern Decorative Bedside Table Lamp:
Scandinavian decor fans should love this versatile design. And if you’ve jumped on the low bed trend, the sturdy base makes this piece perfect as a low bedside floor lamp – though it’s still small enough to look great on a table.
Bamboo Bedside Table Lamp:
This handsome tripod bedside lamp is just the right height to work on a table or on the floor. Its distinctive bamboo body is inspired by Japanese design but would look great in a retro-themed bedroom as well.
Crafted from concrete and glass, this Jonas Wagell design is equally suited to industrial and minimalist interiors alike. The brass knob doubles as a switch and a dimmer for flexibility and ease-of-use.
Small bedside table lamps don’t have to be boring! This creative design combines contemporary concrete with a vintage Edison bulb. It’s unlike any other design but remains surprisingly affordable.
Cute Black Orb Shaped Bedside Table Lamp:
These black bedside lamps have a unique form with a common color scheme to fit a wider variety of interior styles. Sets unique pattern to your space. Suits best with black walls to have a match. These are sturdy and have ambient lighting levels.
Inspired by the famous Tolomeo lamp, these reproductions offer extensive adjustability, making them the perfect bedside reading lamps for any style bedroom. They have the reach, height, and flexibility to illuminate any task at hand.
It’s hard to find bedside lamps more iconic than the AJ Table Lamp, named after and designed by Arne Jacobsen. These reproductions are an affordable alternative to a classic luxury style.
Are you a fan of Serge Mouille’s famous lighting designs? The original is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the charm of vintage bedside lamps without sacrificing the convenience of modern manufacturing quality. Each one includes a certificate of authenticity.
With a stunning contemporary design, these high-end brass bedside lamps offer soft diffused light ideal for relaxing evenings. The “floating” orb form is immediately recognizable as part of the famous IC Collection.
Not all like the short length lamps for their space. So, for those people, without having to compromise on design and performance, here’s another bedside table lamp from the IC collection.
If you’re shopping for cheap bedside lamps but still want something that looks a little more high-end than the standard fare, this brass-effect lamp is a great choice. Plus, you’ll be able to save on bulbs with the long-lasting LED technology.
How cute is this?! These elephant-shaped kids bedside lamps are sure to add plenty of character to any bedroom or nursery. The dimmer includes 5 steps so it can even work as a night light without keeping the kiddos awake.
Very cool! The plastic base seems to pour out of the linen shade just like a can of spilled paint. These funky bedside lamps would make a great housewarming gift for the artist in your life. With the eye-catchy design, this table will surely be a favourite lamp for kids.
Wooden Tripod Bedside Nightstand Lamp:
Sometimes the best bedside lamps are the simplest ones. It’s hard to go wrong with a wooden base and a classic white shade. Perfectly fits with white walls and completes the aesthetic pattern. Have bright lighting levels as a whip hand along with its impressive design.
Presented without shade or diffuser, these stylish yet surprisingly cheap bedroom lamps are a great way to brighten a wider part of the room rather than just offering up subtle mood lighting. To describe this bed lamp in simple terms, it’s compact yet worth your money.
Available with a black/white or red/black cord, this accent light draws the eye in surprising ways. This is another exposed bulb model, so these small lamps are better for makeup vanity tables or bedroom desks that require brighter light.
Inspired by origami and papercraft, these unique bedside lamps have a dynamic shape that offers a fresh viewing experience from every angle. With its design, its a must-have lamp for people who love craft and even would be a favourite for the kids.
What a versatile creation! These bedside table lamps have a pentagon-shaped surface that offers a variety of uses – stand this lamp on its end for a taller lamp, lay on its side to illuminate the table, or lay on its back to cast gentle light upward toward the ceiling.
Simple yet adorable, these modern bedside table lamps would make a great housewarming gift for somebody who delights in whimsical designs. The body is crafted from durable pine wood that looks fantastic on its own but would be easy to customize with a coat of paint.
Consider gifting these cool bedroom lamps to your favorite book-lover! The ultra-diffused illumination would be great for cozy late-night reading among comfortable pillows and a favorite blanket. They even fold up for easy storage!
These neat bedroom table lamps stand at almost 14 inches tall, a big statement for any space. The undulating spiral shape illuminates both the table and the task at hand. This lamp strikes a balance between its stylish looks, good build and better lighting performance.
Industrial Style Night Lamp:
Are you looking for industrial style lighting to suit your contemporary bedroom interior or steampunk home decor? This piece would serve as a perfect fit! It’s crafted from cast iron pipes complete with a bold red knob to make a strong statement.
More than just an industrial style bedside lamp, this piece also doubles as a caddy for all your bedside essentials. With the organizer, this lamp saves you a lot of space. Compact yet durable & useful.
With a dappled surface that imitates the craters and valleys of the moon, these contemporary bedside lamps offer a fitting motif for those relaxing bedtime hours. Consider picking one of these up as a gift for anyone who collects space-themed home decor.
A bedside touch lamp is a great option for those who tend to wake up during the darker hours as well as those who just don’t like to fidget with switches. These handy lamps turn on with a simple tap, but that’s not all – you can select from a variety of colors to set the mood, or let the lamp cycle among the entire rainbow. Tap the base to cycle between three brightness settings to find the one that is the easiest on your eyes at any time of the day or night.
This adorable design combines the convenience of touch bedside lamps with the decorative appeal of a flower pot. Its fully waterproof to accommodate growing live plants, but could also work well to hold spare change or whatever might be in your pockets at the end of the day.
With mobile phones often taking the place of alarm clocks, reliable bedside charging is more important than ever. These cool bedside lamps include a wireless charging platform in addition to a convenient USB port so you can easily charge two devices at once.
Impress your friends with this awesome levitating table lamp – the bulb floats above the base thanks to hidden magnets, while the power transfers through the air through induction. It’s a cool engineering trick sure to start conversations.