A perfectly placed and chosen table lamp can make your nighttime routine feel special. We’ve curated a list of our favorites for 2023 so that you don’t have to do the searching. Scroll on to see our top picks.
Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Sister Light Cordless Rechargeable Lamp ($250)
Best Budget-Friendly: Olivia Pro Cordless Rechargeable Lamp ($124.99)
Best Farmhouse: Home Cordless Rechargeable Lamp ($159)
Best Minimalist: Pina Pro 11.4" Cordless Rechargeable Lamp ($149.99)
Best Mid-Century Modern: Dama Cordless Rechargeable Lamp ($179)
Best Traditional: Ofelia Cordless Rechargeable Lamp ($124.99)
Best Overall: Sister Light Cordless Rechargeable Lamp
The Zafferano Sister Light Lamp makes for a great bedside lamp that you can use for years to come. It is both polished and soft, which is perfect for a nightstand in any bedroom. It's cordless and rechargeable, so you don't have to worry about hiding cords. It also dims via touch, so you can have brighter light for reading or lower light when you're trying to wind down. While we love the Anodized Gold color, it's also available in aluminum, copper, green, and blue.
Best Budget-Friendly: Olivia Pro Cordless Rechargeable Lamp
Coming in at under $150, this versatile table lamp is great for bedrooms and is versatile enough to fit in with all sorts of home decor styles. It comes in an array of colors and can be dimmed by simply touching it. It even keeps the memory of the most recent setting, so your favorite amount of light is always at your fingertips.
Best Glam: Poldina Pro 15" Cordless Rechargeable Table Lamp
The gold leaf treatment on this lamp is an absolute dream for anyone who enjoys a bit (or a lot) of glamour in their home. While it may look beautiful, it also is incredibly functional. A battery-operated lamp with a streamlined aluminum body, it’s quick to recharge and a breeze to move around where you need it – even if power outlets are nowhere to be found. Its energy-saving LED light head is also fitted with a polycarbonate diffuser to ensure soft, uniform lighting in your bedroom.
Best Farmhouse: Home Cordless Rechargeable Lamp
The modern farmhouse look is still set to be going strong through 2023, leaning into a more elevated look that draws upon aspects of the European farmhouse style. This lamp is a sleek take on a lantern, and its soft glow, which can be adjusted by touch, will have your bedroom feeling both cozy and chic. The rust color brings that farmhouse feel with a modern twist.
Best Modern: Pencil LED Linear Cordless Rechargeable Light with Docking Station
Depending on the way you angle this lamp, you can create some beautiful mood lighting in your bedroom. Equipped with an LED light source, this state-of-the-art Pencil Light creates well-directed light. Its fixture comes in white, rust, or dark grey-painted extruded aluminum with a pentagonal cross-section and makes any space feel more modern. The lamp comes with a docking station and can be used cordlessly or plugged in with a charging plug.
Best Minimalist: Pina Pro 11.4" Cordless Rechargeable Lamp
Small, but mighty, you'd be surprised at how the light from this uber-minimalist lamp creates the perfect glow. One on each side of your bed will be enough warm illumination for you to read and relax. You can also adjust the brightness to suit your needs with a simple touch. This cordless rechargeable lamp offers over 13 hours of illumination from a single charge. It also features an energy-saving LED light head with a polycarbonate diffuser and provides long-lasting visual comfort.
Best Mid-Century Modern: Dama Cordless Rechargeable Lamp
The simple lines and fun space-age feel of this lamp are right on par with the mid-century modern aesthetic. Its die-cast aluminum body and powder-coated finish looks elevated and the glow it casts is perfect for a nightstand. It even has a USB port, so you can charge up your phone while you're catching some z's.
Best Traditional: Ofelia Cordless Rechargeable Lamp
This cordless and rechargeable lamp's soft yet clean lines work with just about any decor but fits in perfectly with rooms that are more traditional. It comes in a variety of colors, from white to rust to sage, but the sand hue works with any color scheme. The size and shape make this an ideal candidate for a bedroom nightstand. And with dimmable functionality, you can be sure you'll have the right lighting for whatever your needs are.
What to Look for in a Lamp For Your Bedroom
You'll want your bedroom lamps to fit in with your current decor style. Take a look around your room and get a feel for your aesthetic. If you like things on the glamorous side, consider something that has a decadent feel to it. The decor in a room is synergistic, so you want to make sure the lamp is something that would contribute to what's already in your bedroom. Perhaps you want to either tone down the room or add a burst of color. Let that be a guide in what hue you'd like from your lamp.
Always take into account the size of your bedroom and the proportions of the furniture, like your bed. For instance, if you have a large headboard, you may want to opt for something larger, and vice versa if you don't have a headboard.
The type of lamp you should choose depends on where you plan to put it. Are you going to place it on your dresser or do you plan to have it on your nightstand? If it's closer to your bed, you may want to opt for something with dimmable light.
Having a budget in mind when decorating is key. It's best to understand how much you can spend on a room and then break down where you want to spend the most and the least. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable lamps available, so you don't have to break the bank.