At the bare minimum, a bedside lamp should help you see during midnight bathroom breaks, support you on your "I'll read 10 pages before bed" journey, and look pleasing to eye. However, only the best bedside lamps coat your room in warm, ambient light just bright enough for clear eyesight yet still soft enough to relax you into sleep before bed. Granted, the onus often lies on the lightbulb, but the shade, shape, and height of the lamp should also take some responsibility.
We scouted the best bedside lamps that light up your world One Direction-style and look swanky while doing so. From $30 multifunctional Amazon lanterns to innovative Japanese croissant treasures, these 11 lamps are the perfect addition to any bedroom.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy or click on something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.