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    31 Nightstand Lamps To Illuminate Your Usually Dark Bedroom

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

    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.

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    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
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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.