Lamps for the bedroom – choose the right one!

The perfect bedroom lamp can make all the difference, but it can be difficult to find the right one. Bedroom lighting should be comfortable, relaxing and cosy but you also need proper basic lighting – it’s important to choose bedroom lamps that meet your needs.

Read on for insider tips and great ideas for lighting your bedroom.

The best reading and wall lamps for your bedroom

A very popular reading lamp for the bedroom is AJ from Louis Poulsen. The AJ series was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1960 and these lamps are undisputed design classics. Both AJ Table and AJ Wall can be found in the homes of many of our lovely customers.

Here you can see a black AJ Wall in a customer’s bedroom. It looks fantastic and does a great job of breaking up the white wall. If you’re feeling a bit more colourful the series is available in 10 different ones – Dark Grey, Light Grey, Midnight Blue and Aubergine are especially popular, but there is absolutely no doubt that AJ in black is our top seller. See the whole AJ series here.

Image courtesy of our customer @camillasundahl via Instagram
Another of our Instagramming customers has chosen AJ Wall for their bedroom, and in this case it’s clear to see how much you can change the look of a room using an accent colour on either an entire wall or in a block framing the bed. Once again, if you love colour try painting one wall in a vibrant shade and use black or white wall lamps for contrast. Or try the opposite – one wall in a calming neutral colour paired with vibrant lamps. A third super-gorgeous option is tone-on-tone – a dark grey wall with light grey lamps or a clear blue wall with dark blue lamps. Just remember that the two colours need to be slightly but obviously different or your lovely new lamps will disappear.

Image courtesy of another lovely customer - @valdealma – via Instagram
AJ is an obvious choice for a reading lamp since its head can be raised and lowered, and angled from side to side through 60 degrees. It’s a classic and functional designer lamp for your bedroom.

The AJ Table works extremely well on a bedside table. It’s an easy option since there’s no mounting involved and you can use the table lamp elsewhere in your home.

Image courtesy of our customer @josefinefrees via Instagram

Another popular lamp for the bedroom is Tolomeo. Artemide’s Tolomeo Table Lamp from 1987 is one of the world’s most popular table lamps and is a frontrunner in design, light output, convenience and aesthetics.

One reason for Tolomeo’s popularity is the flexibility built into its fully adjustable body. That gives you total control over the light and makes Tolomeo incredibly useful in the bedroom. Because of its long arm, Tolomeo is especially handy if you have an adjustable bed.
Here you can see a Tolomeo Wall Lamp in black, and it’s clear to see that it’s an extremely flexible and useful lamp. It has a gorgeous design and provides excellent light for reading.

It’s available with either a base or installation hardware so you can use it on a table or mount it on the wall. It also comes in a range of sizes and colours - the Tolomeo series is bound to have just the lamp to meet your needs.

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Lampe Gras is another popular lamp for the bedroom. Available in a huge number of variations – floor, wall, pendant or table; on a base or mounted on the wall or ceiling – Lampe Gras can do it all. The colour choice is also broad so the possibilities are endless – just one of the reasons that Lampe Gras is so desirable.

Lampe Gras is a 20th century icon. In 1922 Bernard-Albin Gras designed a range of lamps for use in offices and industry. The Gras lamp, as it later came to be known, was completely unique with its simple, robust and ergonomic design.
The basic form doesn’t use screws or welded joints, adding to the lamp’s distinctiveness. The long arm and body make the lamp especially functional and flexible. The applications are many, and we see these lamps used in every room of the house.

Bernard-Albin Gras’ visionary design has proven to be timeless, and today Lampe Gras lamps are sought-out collectors’ items - particularly in France, the USA and Japan.

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Ceiling lamps for the bedroom – which one to choose?

We carry a wide selection of ceiling lamps for the bedroom, but which one is the right one for your bedroom? We’ve got a few suggestions, and the first one is Hope from Luceplan. If you’re looking for a romantic bedroom lamp, then Hope is the ceiling lamp for you. It multiplies light and creates a glittering, soothing and comfortable light, sprinkling the room with thousands of tiny lights like diamonds. In fact, that’s the inspiration for the lamp’s name: Hope.

The entire Hope series is incredibly popular, largely down to its visual lightness and choice of materials. Hope is made of polycarbonate petal-like panels. These panels are actually Fresnel lenses, which optimise the reflection and fragmentation of light – they create the special light effects while reducing energy use. This is simply a gorgeous, finely-detailed design lamp.
Another romantic ceiling lamp – one of our favourites, in fact – is the beautiful Caboche. The lamp is transparent and made of small acrylic globes, and the internal shade is made of sandblasted opal glass. The globes are placed around the outside of the lamp and refract light like tiny drops of water in the sun. Along with the opalised shade, these globes mean that this lamp will never produce glare.

The Caboche ceiling lamp provides beautiful light, and with its 120W halogen bulb it puts out enough light to illuminate the whole room.

See the whole Caboche series here.
If your decorating tastes tend towards the minimalist and stylish, check out Being from Philips Hue. It’s great for the hall, home office or the bedroom – places where you can get maximum use out of all the special features Philips Hue lamps have.

Ceiling lamps project light both directly downwards and laterally out to the sides. The lateral light bounces off the ceiling and then down and out into the room.

Being comes with a White Ambiance light source, which means that is provides a white light that you can adjust depending on whether you want cool or warm illumination. In addition to adjusting the light temperature, you can also dim Being to control light intensity. You make all of these adjustments via your Hue app or the remote control that comes with the lamp – Being makes it incredibly easy to get exactly the lighting you want.

Play with the lighting in your bedroom – Philips Hue

The Philips Hue product range introduces a whole new way of lighting your home. Installing a state-of-the-art lighting control system used to require an expensive electrician – now, all you need is a HUE bulb, a Bridge and the Philips Hue app.

Hue products truly are a new way of thinking about lighting. Use Hue to improve your daily life. You can program it to wake you up, to give you optimal working light, to give you energy, to turn your lights off when you leave home in the morning and to turn them on again when you’re on the way home again in the evening.

You can program your lights to turn on slowly in the morning, give you a bit more energy in the afternoon, create some mood lighting in the evening and turn off slowly when it’s time for bed.

Find our Philips Hue assortment here.