What is the right size lamp for a bedside table?


What is the right size lamp for a bedside table?

Assuming that your nightstand is the same height as your mattress (or within a couple of inches), look for a lamp the same height as your nightstand plus an extra 2 or 3 inches. So if your nightstand is 24 inches high, a lamp that is around 27 inches tall will look best.

Where should a lamp sit on a bedside table?

When you sit in your bed, the bottom of the lamp shade should be between your shoulder and your chin. This way you will have sufficient amount of reading light without the light glaring in your eyes. The height of the lamp base depends on the height of your bedside table.

Can lamps be higher than headboard?

When choosing lamps for your bedroom, take into account the overall size of the lamps, the size of the table that they will be placed on and the size of the headboard. For a bed with a tall and ornate headboard, a tall, ornate lamp will work well. It will complement the size of the headboard and the décor of the room.

Do bedside lamps need to match?

It is not absolutely necessary for nightstand lamps to match. From a design perspective, it’s a good idea to at least find nightstand lamps with some sort of similarity. If a function is your main concern, finding two nightstand lamps that emit similar amounts of light that fit in the room is really all you need.

Should bedside table be higher or lower than bed?

As a general rule of thumb, the top of your nightstand should be level with the top of your mattress, or about 2-4” taller. It’s much easier for somebody to reach above to grab something when they’re laying on the bed, as opposed to reaching below.

Can you have 2 different bedside lamps?

Regardless of whether your reasoning is because you do not care or because you want additional uniqueness tailored to your style, choosing two completely different nightstand lamps is a perfectly acceptable option.