A round nightstand on each side of the bed offers a spot for framed photos and books for nighttime reading. A long-necked sconce with a salt-blasted glass globe and antique brass-finished metal frame on the wall on each side of the bed offer soft and stylish lighting.
An advantage of installing recessed "eyeball" lights is the ease with which they can be focused on any part of the room you're trying to draw attention. In this rich bedroom retreat, smaller recessed lights are used around the entire room, along with hidden accent lights above the headboard and antique bedside sconces to create a soft, ambient feel.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.
Square throw pillows are propped against a large tufted headboard in this modern bedroom setup. A mirror connected to the headboard continues the structure over a bedside table with black frame and white drawer. A sconce mounted on the mirror provides lighting.
The soft ivory palette used across the bedding, headboard and textured wall panel provide a contemporary elegance in this bedroom. A mirrored side table and slender sconce are glamorous bedside details.
This small bedroom gets the spa treatment with a hotel-style upholstered headboard and modern bedside table. Traditional sconces and a round table with a pretty tablecloth bring traditional style into play.
An golden barrel-shaped stool and simple sconce make a lovely, unassuming bedside tableau in this bedroom. The nearby ladder is a visually fun spot to stash extra throws with the added benefit of not taking up a lot of floor space.
A burlap-covered dresser with studded embellishment serves as clothing storage and a bedside table in this transitional bedroom. The dual-purpose nightstand complements the studded detail along a white headboard, tying the two pieces together. Adjustable sconce reading lamps illuminate the busy patterns of the bold yellow bed linens, adding vibrant color to the neutral space.
The reclaimed wood accent wall in this master bedroom creates a focal point for the space, while setting the tone. To add style and design, the wall sconces, which are on a pulley system to allow the homeowners to adjust the lamps to their desired height, and overhead chandelier break the traditional approach of bedside lamps and a ceiling fan, providing a romantic, yet functional, feel to the space, while the white bedding, airy curtains, microfiber rug and earth tones infuse the room with softness.