2.22.2010

Reading Light...


If I read in bed, I have to keep our overhead light on to have enough light. Our bedroom is on the small side, so we only have our bed, dressers, side chair, and laundry basket {think 1920's condo in Atlanta}. While reading the other night I was wondering if I would rather have wall mounted sconces or bedside lamps? Clearly both have advantages and disadvantages and give a different look, do you have a preference? Do you have sconces or lamps or both {or neither like me}?



courtesy: house beautiful

17 comments:

Design Esquire said...

I think the sconces would work great because you wouldn't lose any extra space to a bedside table. They would also take up less space visually than a big lamp next to the bed.

The Design Notebook said...

I usually prefer table lamps. Just in case you decide to move the bed around (if you have the space to do so). But I do like the scones in the third pic. They look really nice.

paula said...

we do lamps because we have the space. I n a small space I think sconces look fabulous.

Courtney said...

I'm more of a table lamp person. Like The Design Notebook said, it's much easier if you tend to move your furniture often (which I do). But it all depends on your lifestyle, I think! The scones do look lovely.

Vanessa said...

I have tall lamps that provide a lot of light for reading but sconces always look beautiful. Love all of these bedrooms(except maybe the last one)!

Blueprint Bliss said...

We have lamps...although I love the look of the sconces.

Jennifer said...

we have lamps because we can. but I think sconces are great too!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

I have lamps, but love sconces too!

Irene said...

That bed with the yellow & white headboard is so lovely. I want to lay in it and not get up for a week.

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to commit to installing sconces and don't have side tables, you could use floor lamps. While not the usual solution, I have seen them used beautifully. They were swing arm, adjustable types.

Haven and Home said...

I really love the look of sconces better, but then lamps you can take with...it is hard to know!

EmbodyingFashion said...

Love the second mastre bedroom, it looks so cozy and warm. And I think that lamps are more practical.

AK-Magnolia House said...

All the bedroom pictures are beautiful. I prefer sconces if you a certain your bed will be staying in its current location. I have one with an extendable arm. I love that I can pull it closer if I want a lot of light, or push it back for just a little light.
AK

girl, inspired said...

Such great photos! Love the second one. I prefer a lamp on my nighstand. Overhead lighting can be harsh, not sure if sconces would give enough light to read by. I bet you will see something and just fall in love with it.

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

So cool that you posted this today, I actually just bought a pair of vintage milk glass sconces at an antique store today!! Not sure if they work with my huge padded headboard.
I have always had table lamps, but sconces are really cute too, especially if you don't have a lot of room.

Anna said...

Love this post...all the images are fab..and very inspirational x

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