Sleek Bedside Lighting Ideas

Over our 5 years of design experience it’s become apparent that most peeps prefer bedside lighting that does not take up bedside table space. It’s a design trend, for sure, to use sleeker lighting rather than visually heavier table lamps. We actually quite enjoy using both in our design projects, but since the preference for more modern wall mounted lighting isn’t gong anywhere anytime soon we thought it would be fun to take a look at a variety of options!

Now, wall mounted lighting does not mean hardwired! Our clients who rent often express concern that they can’t use sconces since they can’t hardwire. Have no fear! All of our options are renter friendly plug-ins!

Here’s a look at a few different takes on bedside lighting that we have implemented into our designs over recent years:

Double Wall Mounted Plug-In Sconces

A tried and true classic, mounting a sconce on either side of the bed is never a bad choice. With so many style options that range from traditional to contemporary, it’s easy to see why this option is the most popular!

Source:  Shades of Light
Source:  LampsPlus

Source: LampsPlus


Ceiling Hung Plug-In Pendants

Ironically, we have only used this form of bedside lighting in front of a brick wall; there’s something about ceiling hung lighting that feels industrial and just compliments the brick, but you could totally do this on a regular wall. What we like about ceiling hung pendants is that they add some height to a space that typically all flows at one height, (bed, bedside tables, dressers - there’s very little deviation in furniture height).


*Just want to point out that the Seagrass Light Pendant’s above, (from Urban Outfitters), are our least expensive bedside light of the group - only $29!

Source:  World Market

Source: World Market


Single Wall Mounted Plug-In Sconce

Only recommended for couples who have never, ever, ever had a single disagreement in their entire relationship. Hah! So not ideal for couples in the long run. But an affordable option for a grown-up space, or if you’re putting together a short-stay rental, as we did in these bedrooms below.

Source:  CB2

Source: CB2

If you’ve been on the fence about wall-mounted lighting we hope this helped broaden your scope of what’s out there! If you’re not sure what makes the best sense for your own space, please don’t hesitate to reach out to! Happy to source lighting for a single room or full floor for a small fee.

Thank you so much for stopping by!