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    31 Nightstand Lamps To Illuminate Your Usually Dark Bedroom

    Let there be light...in your bedroom...finally.

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    1. A bedside lamp with a USB port, touch control, and three dimmable settings. AND it looks super chic, too? The future is here and the future is now! 

    Plus, it comes with a free LED bulb! Nice! 

    Promising review: "If you are looking for a bedside lamp, look no further. I have had Amazon Prime for years and this is my first review because I’m impressed AF with this lamp. I don’t know what I have been doing without 1) a bedside lamp and 2) a USB charger for my phone in a bedside lamp. It’s not an annoying LED white light. It’s warm lighting, which is the ONLY way to go if you want any sort of ambiance. I love that it’s a three touch setting... I didn’t realize that when I bought it and honestly it was a pleasant surprise. I am using this light in my son’s room for reading books with him at night. That being said, it is bright enough to read (on the lowest setting) but dim enough for him to fall asleep so I can then finally relax after a full day of homeschooling...all while my phone is charging without wasting an outlet! I’m buying more for my bedroom so I can read without severe eye strain. If you are questioning buying this, let me do you a favor and tell you to 'add to cart.' You won’t regret. You’re welcome." —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in ten colors).

    2. An affordable ceramic mini lamp that's basically the cost of a Chipotle bowl, but does the job, and does it well, so I see no reason not to pick up one (or a few) of these absolute steals.

    ceramic mini lamp on a table
    Target

    Promising review: "The perfect lamp for my night table. It’s a simple design but very elegant and cool at the same time. Oh! And the price is perfect." —Calu

    "These little lamps are a great deal and absolutely adorable. They look far more expensive than $10 and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone." —M

    Get it from Target for $12 (available in four colors, with or without an LED bulb).

    3. A wooden tripod lamp that looks like a cute, little creature that simultaneously bathes your room in a soft glow and helps you out whenever you need to find the remote control.

    wooden tripod lamp on bedside table
    reviewer photo of lamp on a bedside table
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I LOVE this lamp! So super perfect for the space I have it in and I get compliments on it always! This thing is solid and small...perfect! Packaging was perfect and came in perfect shape! There is nothing I would change about this lamp. Simple on off switch on the cord and easy to reach!" —Jill

    Get it from Wayfair for $39.99 (originally $46.99; available in two colors).

    4. A mini (but mighty) accent lamp if your room is in need of an extra pop of color to get you out of bed on those gray days. 

    reviewer photo of red lamp with red shade on child's nightstand
    lifestyle image of pink lamp with pink shade on a nightstand

    Promising review: "This lamp is exactly what I needed. I love that it's not too big, so it doesn't take too much space on my nightstand. Color is so beautiful! Delivered even early than expected, absolutely perfect!" —Rossana C.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.60+ (available in six colors).

    5. A patterned glass table lamp sure to start awed conversation among anyone who enters you room because of its vibrant colors and no, it's not a water pipe and yes, I'm really sure. 

    lifestyle image of red and white striped lamp on a beside talbe
    product image of assorted colorful glass lamps
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I bought two for my nightstands. They have variations in the glass which makes them unique. Both beautiful and solid. The light shines through well if you have a bright bulb. But you won't be blinded like with the clear ones. I waited two months for these and it was worth the wait." —Nikitafu

    "If you’ve been lusting over this, do yourself the mega favor of buying it. Bigger than I expected, but a beautiful finish and shape and with the right light bulb, can get very bright and be quite functional. I got the off white/cream!" —njnjnj

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89 (available in eight colors).

    6. A battery-powered LED touch lamp that's rechargeable for up to 48 hours — meaning it's completely portable in case you want to pretend it's 1890 and you want to bring said lamp with you to the bathroom. 

    reviewer photo of LED lamp on a table
    reviewer of LED lamp on a table

    Promising review: "I LOVE this little lamp! I bought it to use at my bedside table so as not to disturb my husband. I use on lowest level when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. You can use it as a nightlight, a reading light, it is perfect. I know if the power goes out in the middle of the night you can reach over and tap this and BAM! You’ve got light. You can use it outdoors on your patio when dining outside, it’s great for ambiance! I’m going to purchase a couple more as gifts. Highly recommend this cool lamp!" —Valerie B.

    Get it from Amazon $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. A fringe nightstand lamp to bring some retro, Great Gatsby-esque charm to the party. And by the way, fire your interior designer because you're doing their job for them with this lamp. 

    fringe white nightstand lamp lit on a mantle
    Target

    The LED bulb is included!

    Promising review: "This lamp arrived extremely well packed and in perfect condition. It is a very pretty, retro, boudoir/accent type of lamp. It has an old fashioned pull chain to turn it on and off — adding to its charm. It casts a soft light for a very romantic feel. I really like it, it's a delightful, whimsical lamp." —PatriciaK

    Get it from Target for $60.

    8. mosaic lamp available in six shimmery, satiny colors including this this purple one one fit for a genie to cozy up in or this black and silver one reminiscent of your own personal disco ball!

    reviewer photo of purple mosaic lamp on nightstand
    reviewer closeup of tile on black lamp

    Note: This lamp requires a decorative chandelier bulb instead of a standard light bulb.

    Promising review: "The photos don’t do it justice. This is a stunning, well-made lamp and it’s so unique. The lighting in my room throws the shade color off a bit. I love it so much I’m ordering five more for my bedroom and desks at work. This is not just a lamp; the crackled glass makes this an art piece. Doesn’t take up a lot of room on my desk either. Note: it does use a chandelier type bulb not a standard lightbulb." —Carolyn Luscombe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.69+ (available in six colors).

    9. A rainbow nightstand lamp that doubles as an ambient nightlight and ok, is it technically for kids? Yes. But is it also adorable, functional, and will literally light up your life? Also yes.

    rainbow lamp on a kid's bedside table
    Target

    Promising review: "I was looking for a new lamp for my daughter’s room and this one was the perfect choice. When I unpackaged the lamp, I was impressed with the weight of the lamp, the quality is great! The base of the lamp is ceramic which features a rainbow design on the front. The lamp comes with a white drum lamp shade. This lamp is a dual-light lamp as it has the regular light at the top of the lamp as well as lights that shine through the rainbow. You have the choice of three different light options with this lamp, you can have just the regular light at the top on, have just the stars at the base of the lamp on which is great for a night-light or you can have both! The stars at the base shine through and reflect on my daughter's nightstand which is super cute! If you’re looking for a new lamp, I highly recommend this one!" —Crystal19

    Get it from Target for $40+ (available with or without an LED bulb).

    10. An iridescent double-head touch lamp that has three brightness settings to toggle by touching it ANYWHERE — meaning you don't have to yank yourself out of bed at night to fiddle with a tiny switch.

    iridescent white lamp on a kids' desk
    pink double-head lamp on a kid's bedside table
    Crate & Barrel

    It comes with two LED bulbs!

    Promising review: "I needed a lamp for our son's room and in addition to the style of this, I liked that it was touch-operational. Once my son figured out that he could turn it off and on, he has gotten SO much joy out of it! As he gets older, it will be handy once we transition to a bed because he'll be able to turn it on himself in the morning. And it will grow with him well over the years for a variety of uses. Worth every penny!" —happymom333

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $129 (available in four colors).

    11. A crystal touch lamp fit for a Disney princess' room — this baby's got touch control, three brightness settings, and two USB ports, so you'll positively sing with delight every time you turn it on.

    reviewer photo of lavender crystal lamp on bedside table
    reviewer of lamp lit on a bedside table

    This comes with an LED bulb!

    Promising review: "It's a beautiful and elegant lamp, AND it's my favorite color! I was looking for the perfect sized lamp, and I'm SO happy I found this one! It was inexpensive and very easy to assemble. I love that it's a touch lamp and it has two USB hookups. Makes my life easier for sure! I highly recommend this lamp!" —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    12. A rechargeable nightstand lamp designed to hold your office supplies and your phone. Now you'll have a designated place for your nightly YouTube binge! 

    lifestyle image of a white lamp on a desk with pen holder and phone holder
    Wayfair

    It comes with a built-in LED light.

    Promising review: "This little cutie is deceiving because of the size. Do not be fooled as it turns out, the light is very bright. It packs a a lot of stuff into a small package. Perfect for where I needed it." —Gloria

    Get it from Wayfair for $36.99 (originally $42.99). 

    13. An industrial-style bedside lamp featuring a dimmable switch and chic Edison bulb, ideal for any steampunk lovers or modern furniture fans who want their bedroom to shine.

    reviewer photo of lamp on bedside table
    lifestyle photo of lamp with Edison bulb on couch side table

    This lamp comes with an Edison bulb!

    Promising review: "I love the industrial look and all of the features! The glass lamp is nice and thick, and connects with sturdy hardware. The dimming feature is wonderful...it has a large brightness range (from lighting up a whole bedroom to to just a dim ambient light). The various types of plugs incorporated into the lamp are very convenient as well. I can plug in my chargers and small fan without having to run an extra power strip. Highly recommend purchasing for any room!" —Steph

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two colors).

    14. A standard-sized bedside table lamp that does the basics so well it transcends the label of basic — it's a versatile MVP that will go with any decor you could possibly have. 

    table lamp with black base on an end table
    same, with gold base, on end table
    Joss & Main

    Promising review: "I saw this lamp and knew that it would go in many places in my home. I ordered three!!! I love them! They are a perfect size for all areas in your home! I sound like I am selling them but seriously I am so happy with them." —Nancy

    Get it from Joss & Main for $53 (originally $80; available in two colors).

    15. A battery-powered ostrich feather lamp pretty much destined to live on your Instagram story because c'mon... no one you know owns this lamp and it deserves the spotlight.

    feathery lamp with fairy lights in it on bedside table
    The Apollo Box

    Promising review: "The real item is much more beautiful than these photos. It didn't take much time to put together. And the best part is I got to structure the feathers in my own way so it's a unique art." —Emma

    Get if from Apollo Box for $70.76.

    16. A cratered ceramic lamp made with a moon-like texture that's out of this world in terms of decor, value, and functionality. 🚀

    reviewer photo of lamp with cratered white base on bedside table
    blue lamp on a bedside table
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for. It does not take up too much room on my nightstand but provides the perfect amount of light." —Selena

    Get it from Wayfair for $34.99 (available in four colors).

    17. An adjustable clip-on reading light for reading into the night without waking up your grumpy bedmate. Plus, no more having to reeeeeach over to the other side of your nightstand to click your lamp on. 

    reviewer photo of white clip-on lamp clipped onto nightstand
    reviewer photo of black clip-on lamp on headboard

    Promising review: "My partner typically goes to bed before I do so when I come to bed and shut off the nightstand light, the snap of the light switch being turned off sometimes wakes her up. She bought these and put one on each of the bed post. One the best purchases we have made in a very long time. It has a dual power level so it could be lighter or darker if one desires. So the bottom line is the light does not keep either of us up (yet it's quite bright enough to read by, but the beam is focused so it isn't lighting up the whole room. The swivel neck allows one to put it anywhere. And the switch is silent so nobody wakes up. It's also small, relatively attractive, and very unobtrusive. At times it's the small things in life that make a difference. And this small lamp real has. More than once we both have commented on what a good (and as silly as it sounds, life-improving) purchase we have made. Highly recommended." —xena44

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59 (available in three colors).

    18. A cheetah nightstand lamp that's fierce in all senses of the word — an all-powerful protector to watch over and brighten your room that all your houseguests will be envious of.

    cheetah table on a nightstand
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is the best lamp I have ever purchased. It fits my sense of humor and quirkiness. One of a kind item and superb quality." —DM125

    "This is the perfect lamp to add a bit of flair to any room. It is really well made and sturdy — have had no issues with it over the past few months. Really worth it!" —mmk156

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $119.

    19. An adorable nightstand clamp lamp with a freaking cute cat ears nightlight feature, 360 degree flexibility, rechargeable cordless portability, and three levels of brightness for each lamp. 

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    GIF of someone turning on the clamp lamp
    Mutlitasky

    Multitasky is an Asian woman-owned small biz that makes functional, aesthetically pleasing supplies for the workspace!

    Promising review: "I wish I purchased this a year ago. As someone with a room too small for a nightstand, and who loves to read before bed, this is quite literally the perfect product. (Book lights never worked, and flashlights are hard to hold while reading.) This lamp makes reading at night a breeze. 100% worth it. Thank you Multitasky for improving my life!" —Alex K.

    Get it from Multitasky for $35 (available in three colors).

    20. A fabric shade nightstand lamp with a pull chain and a sturdy base made of concrete and bronze, so you know this bad boy isn't getting toppled by the errant cat or flailing arm.

    lamp with gray shade on a bedside table
    Lowe's

    Promising review: "I purchased this lamp for my husband's side of the new bed that we recently bought. We like the sturdy base that doesn't tip over when the chain is pulled to turn the lamp on/off. We also like the color that goes with our decor. The lamp is attractive for the price and the shade is linen." —Lynn

    Get it from Lowe's for $24.98.

    21. A large textured ceramic nightstand lamp that looks like it belongs in a museum, but brings the class and the ~fanse~ without draining your wallet. It also features a rotary switch that adjusts the brightness!

    collage of lifestyle image and product image of white lamp
    Target

    Promising review: "Absolutely in love with this lamp. Bought two for next to my bed. Bought in store and I have zero issues with either. They look like expensive lamps but are so reasonably priced. So happy with my purchase." —Leah

    Get it from Target for $60+ (comes with or without the light bulb).

    22. A snake nightstand lamp that will slither its way into your heart and become your favorite serpentine self-care purchase you've ever made. 

    two snake lamps on a dresser
    snake lamp
    CB2

    Promising review: "I was looking for a tall bedside lamp that coordinated with an antique tile top table and this works perfectly. It’s also well made and gives off a good amount of light. Very happy with my purchase." —