These bedroom lamps will turn your sleeping space into the coziest room in your apartment

It’s all about the ambiance, y’all

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The big light gives me the ick, which is why I’m all about lamps, lamps, and more lamps. From cute li’l desk lamps to floor lamps and more, give me anything that will illuminate a smaller area and I’m sold. It’s just so much more aesthetic and cozy, right? Especially if your bedroom is small and your main light is bright — and you want to save a little on your bills.

Whether you just use your bedroom for sleeping or it's also your bedroom office, a lamp can make a huge difference. The right kind of lighting can make your small bedroom look bigger, or it can add a sense of intimacy to your solo self-care date nights. But the perks of bedroom lamps don’t end there, folks! Oh, no. They’re also the perfect way to add your own personal touch to your room, which means that you can match your lamp to your specific decor style. 

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1. Modern table lamps
2. Gold table lamps
3. Glass table lamps

From modern glass lamps to the lamp that have probably dominated your FYP over the past year, I’ve rounded up some of the best bedroom lamps on the market RN. I’ve made sure that the nine lamps featured below are also budget-friendly and highly rated by customers just like me and you... because you know I’ve got your back. 

So, without further ado… let there be (soft) light!

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The best modern table lamps

I’m all about living that champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget, and you’ll be happy to know that you can absolutely nail modern luxury without having to sell your soul. A modern lamp can add style and sophistication to your bedroom while keeping you totally on trend - or even ahead of the curve! They can turn a boring corner of your room into something so much cooler, and become a neat li’l focal point in your bedroom. And these modern table lamps will definitely make an impact. 

The best gold table lamps

If you like your lamps how you like your Love Is Blind wine glasses, then look no further. There are so many amazing gold table lamps out there, and why wouldn’t you want to buy one (or four)? Not only does gold look absolutely STUNNIN’, but it’s also pretty special in terms of interior design. That’s because the reflective nature of metallic surfaces such as silver and gold can actually make a room look bigger, as they bounce light around a room. Plus, gold just brings the glamour all day errr’day.

The best glass table lamps

If you have a small bedroom, a glass bedroom lamp could be the saving grace you never knew you needed. Without a block color or opaque base, you can see through the lamp - making your room instantly look bigger. But glass lamps are also the OG when it comes to decorating your room! Without any color or design, you don’t have to worry about matching your glass lamp to the rest of your room. It will instantly mesh with any color or decor you already have in your room. They’re easy breezy.


Which lamp is best for a bedroom?

When it comes down to it, there are so many different bedroom lamps to choose from. That’s why I asked interior designer and the founder of The Baby Cot Shop, Toks Aruoture, what you need to look out for when it comes to choosing the best lamp for a bedroom. She told me that it’s best to, “Consider your needs before buying a bedroom lamp, but also think about aesthetics. For example, if your choice of lamp features a metal base, select one that matches the metal features like door handles and drawer knobs.” But if you’re someone who wants a bedroom lamp for reading, Toks would suggest that “a lamp with an adjustable arm may provide adequate lighting.”

And Toks also has some sage advice for when you’ve actually bought your bedroom lamp. She revealed, “Position is everything: The mood and ambiance of your bedroom can be greatly affected by where you arrange your lighting. Although lamps for the nightstand are common, you could also want to think about using wall sconces or a pendant light instead. To provide visual appeal and practical lighting for different activities, try positioning your lamps at varied heights and angles.”

I know what you’re thinking; surely she couldn’t spread any more impressive wisdom, right?! Well, Toks had one last piece of information to share with me, which should make choosing the lightbulb for your lamp so much easier. “A cool white LED bulb will give off more energy and brightness, while a warm white or soft white bulb will make the room feel more welcoming and comfortable,” she told me. So, there you have it!

How we chose these bedroom lamps

You’ll find that a lot of the lamps on this list have been featured elsewhere on our site, and that’s not just because the Real Homes team is utterly obsessed with all of them. We only recommend products that come highly recommended by other customers, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re spending money on quality products.

Where to buy a bedroom lamp

Still looking for the best bedroom lamp? Never fear… Real Homes is here! Find your perfect bedroom lamp by visiting some of our favorite retailers, as listed below.

Lauren Bradbury

Hey there! I'm Lauren, and I've been a writer now for over seven years (wow, that makes me feel old). During that time I've written about everything from celebrities to casino content, but nothing has made me "zing" quite as much as home and lifestyle pieces. I live in a beautiful Victorian terrace house in Kent with my husband and my naughty cocker spaniel puppy, and despite the leaking roof that we can't quite seem to fix, I've loved turning my house into a home. Sure, my eclectic mix of boho chic and maximalism sounds like a clashing nightmare, but it's MY clashing nightmare.