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5 Tips to choose the best lamp for your bedroom

A table lamp on your bedside table is a fantastic way to brighten up any bedroom and complement the style and decor. Keep these tips in mind to find the perfect bedside table lamp for your room.

First of all, make sure to pick a lamp which suits your bedroom style.

Industrial style lamps are great for making a statement in any contemporary bedroom, and also look wonderful if you want to inject colour elsewhere. Their strong style makes it easy to create contrast and drama in your room for a sleek, stylish finish. The Kingsport Table Lamp offers a unique twist on the classic desk lamp. What is particularly special about this lamp is the vintage inspired round lamp head which is set off perfectly by the gun metal black appearance.

Kingsport Table Lamp finished metal black for Bedroom or Office

A classically styled table lamp is a great way of adding subtle, sophisticated style to any interior scheme. The Mollo Table Lamp is a great option if you are looking for a compromise between rustic and ultra contemporary style. The neutral shade makes it easy to tie into any colour scheme and the painted wood stone base creates a unique, natural look. 

Mollo Table Lamp for Bedroom

Think about what you are going to use your lamp for.

A bedside table lamp is always the perfect reading companion so you don't have to hop out of bed to switch off your main bedroom light. But it also may just be for decoration. If you are find a light for reading, a lamp where you can angle the direction of the light or one with a light or neutral coloured shade to maximise the light levels is a good idea. Alternatively, if you are looking purely for style, play around with colour, style and size. 

For a playful twist on the classic table lamp, our Wire Weave Fairy Lights are perfect. The luxurious, decorative lantern shades have been created using elegant fairy lights woven together for a gorgeous, ethereal look which would create a cosy feel to any bedroom.

Contemporary Table Lamp Wire Weave Fairy Light

Remember to achieve balance in your bedroom.

If you have a small bedroom, make sure you achieve balance by choosing a small table lamp. Something with a statement base or shade may look out of place or overwhelm your room. 

In a large room, look for statement styles that will really stand out. The Luxe Tear Drop Table Lamp would look stunning in a large space with its elegant curved bright nickel finished base and the oversized black shade. Perfect for injecting glamour into any room. 

Luxe Tear Drop Table Lamp for Bedroom

Think about the height of your table lamp.

As well as creating balance with the size of your room, you also need to think about the furniture immediately surrounding your bedside lamp. Most importantly, think about the height of your bedside table. If you have a small bedside table, try and compensate with the height of your lamp. However, make sure not to go too far and choose a style which looks too large for your table. If you are unsure, try and ensure that there is at least 20cm between the top of your mattress and the bottom of your lampshade. 

Pair up.

If you have a double bed, make sure you create a balanced look with one table lamp on each side of the bed. For a sophisticated, stylish finish, go for co-ordinating table lamps. However, you could also deliberately mismatch for a striking and unique look which creates a more homely feel. 

To shop the selection of table lamps available at Modish Living, take a look at our website.

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