Brand New Take: Pendants and Sconces as Bedside Lights

One memory I have of this shack-y cottages my family used to rent on Cape Cod was that the wall-mounted reading lamp. Regularly swing arm, sometimes shaped like a ship’s wheel using a kitschy lampshade, they had been a good solution if there wasn’t any room for a table with a reading lamp atop it. Now this space-saving solution has inspired a posh trend of using ceiling or wall-mounted light fixtures at bedsides. Let’s look at a range of choices.

Elizabeth Gordon

How amazing are these hanging luminous globes? I love the way they play off the fixture at the center of this space, and all of the a variety of metallic finishes used throughout.

By the way, do you know whose house this is? I’ll give you a hint: He’s the funniest man on E! — unless you believe Chris Franjola is the funniest man on E! (Personally, I believe Chris is the second-funniest).

Studio William Hefner

These contemporary hanging lanterns in extended cylindrical shapes draw up the eye, while also adding feel.

Marie Burgos Design

Similarly, these hanging paper lanterns are a good match for this particular Japanese-inspired bedroom and its shoji screens.

Mark English Architects, AIA

This architect utilizes all kinds of visual and physical space-saving tricks, from the white palette into the wall-mounted high headboard. The slim swingarm sconces can be adjusted and add an interesting architectural detail.

Mark English Architects, AIA

Another space-saving detail within this room: incorporating wall-mounted shelves that serve as nightstands without taking up floor space.

Zack|de Vito Architecture + Construction

These hanging globes draw up the eye, without taking away in the spectacular view.

The Red Jet

This metallic pendant adds classic modern style for this room. Because the nightstand is correct under the window, a table lamp would have left opening and shutting the window along with its own color cumbersome. The wall-mounted sconce is a great solution.

Jennifer – Rambling Renovators

This metal sconce adds classic modern style as well, particularly when paired with this classic team picture. Also a good detail to note is the way the molding around the fixture’s base was planned for the wall mounting.

Ian Moore Architects

These adjustable sconces add contemporary sculptural components to the wall and stand out because of the black . They also permit the designer to utilize small tulip side tables in the bedside.

Vanni Archive/Architectural Photography

These sconces are mounted low, just enjoy the mattress. This strategy allows the massive painting to be the star and blocks as little of it as possible.

David Churchill – Architectural Photographer

All these tiny sconces are mounted right into the oversize upholstered headboard, which keeps them out of distracting from the clean and simple lines.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

These small reading lights are unobtrusive on the massive wood pattern on the wall.

Dufner Heighes Inc

These brass lamps add a little metal into the space. The colors can be tilted to provide more light when reading in bed.

Keeping this nightstand’s surface apparent gives the space a more streamlined look.

sarah & bendrix

These extended white swing arm lamps blend right into the wall, permitting the ornate black chandelier to have the attention it is due.

Where do you fall on the bedroom sconce vs. table lamps debate? Are there some other unexpected places in which you utilize sconces around your house? If so, please discuss with us in the comments section!

More light alternatives:
A Lesson In Lighting: How To Utilize Wall Sconces
Get the Lighting Right: 8 Mistakes to Avoid
8 Ways to Design Using Light

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Modernize Your Chandelier with a Protection

I tracked down a mild fixture for some one to The Buzz Board another day and realized it had been really a one way mirrored protection covering an chandelier up. It is an innovative method to modernize a lead crystal chandelier and give a modern appearance to it. Let us simply take a gander at some chandeliers sporting some hot ensembles:

valerie pasquiou insides + style, inc

This chamber has bones that are conventional, together with the exclusion of the shade-coated chandelier. It provides orders and intrigue attention. In addition, it makes me question what they are going to pick out for furniture.

Synthesis Style Inc.

At first this resembles a shade pendant light that is simple, but check out the wonderful reflection on the ceiling. Itis a delightful shock.

Synthesis Style Inc.

The shade offers a more stream lined appearance for this chandelier that is lengthier.

valerie pasquiou insides + style, inc

This is the image that sent me hunting for the source of light. This one is The Mild Shade Protection by Moooi. It displays mild if it is switched off off, but unveils the shape of the chandelier when it is on.

This protection stops quick, leaving a few of the crystals uncovered. It is similar to a chandelier sporting a miniskirt!

This coated chandelier provides a substantial dose of glamour to this more conventional room.

Lucid Home Design Inc.

In this chamber, there is a chance to stand right beneath the light and look up its dressing (this this is not therefore simple to do if it is hanging over a dining room table).

Philpotts Interiors

I am maybe not convinced there’s a chandelier under there, to be sincere. Regardless, the abstract of the pendant is inspired.

Restyled House

Shabby Chic lovers, do not sense overlooked! The appearance lends itself nicely to the design, notably when you pick a white color that is clear.

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