The Right Height for Bedside Lamps

Optimize your bedside lamps for late night reading by following these tips from designer Phoebe Howard.


If you're using a pair of tables linking your bed, you should definitely use a pair of lamps. Try to get the right height for the lamps. You don't want them to be too high, and you don't want them to be too low depending on the height of your bed. You want the arc of light to be the proper height for reading. So, these are about 28 inches high, the tables are about 30 inches high. That's kind of a general rule of thumb, but it also depends on your mattress' height. So, just think about that when selecting bedside tables and lamps.
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