Blue and sand-toned hues evoke a calm feel in this contemporary bedroom. Deep ocean-blue bed linen dresses up the bed, while wall-mounted swing-arm lamps provide convenient bedside light without taking up too much space.
The contemporary color scheme and accents are well-suited for a boys' or guest bath. The white vanity and stylized chrome hardware play nicely against the soft gray walls and bolder stripe that surround the room. The industrial designed swing arm lamps and beveled mirror make a powerful statement in this design.
With neutral walls and soft, natural wood finishes, the tangerine fabric of an Arne Jacobsen swan chair pops in this modern, Mid-Century-inspired living room. Orange pillows carry the chair's fun color onto the neutral sofas. The extra-tall swing arm lamp and low-profile coffee table with exaggerated casters add quiet pops of whimsy.
This traditional study is layered with texture, creating a warm, comfortable space its users can sink right into. A clean-lined, bench cushion sofa tucks into a niche in the built-in bookshelves, with swing-arm lamps that turn the spot into a cozy reading nook. A chaise longue adds a modern touch that's softened by its lived-in leather upholstery.
The shower in this bathroom features sleek, angular tile work and a crisp black and white palette. A vintage mirror adds a charming touch, a wood vanity lends an earthy feel and a swing-arm wall lamp is an unexpected element.
An antique side table, a brass swing arm floor lamp and a deep rose velvet bergère chair are brightened by white tulips set in a clear glass vase. Balcony french doors allow natural light to brighten the room, framed by heavy neutral curtains.
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.