If You Want To Read In Bed…

I’m still in the midst of my “If You Buy A New Bed” saga. I bought myself a new, bigger bed. Which meant I needed new bedding. My new bed is also taller than my old bed, which unfortunately means that my old floor lamp is now too short and doesn’t provide enough light by which to read at night. And this girl loves to read in bed.

I haven’t yet settled on bedding, but my brain enjoyed the opportunity to take a break and peruse some lighting options. In my studio apartment, table and floor space is at a premium, so I’m looking for a plug-in sconce to go right on the wall. The best part… most of these can be angled and adjusted to provide light right where I want it. Book-errific!

You can see it coming now can’t you… Next, this mouse is going to need money to spend on Kindle books…

I’m imagining that I will purchase two sconces, one for each side of the bed. Here are my favorite options (thus far):

Bedroom Lighting Options // Likes to Smile

(Option 1 Grey & White, Option 2, Option 3, Option 4, Option 5)

My next step will be to scour for bedding and pillows.  I’ll put together a mood board (or possibly two) of some options I’m loving.  Then, decision time!

And you? Which one do you think will look best with my grey walls and white bedding (with maybe bright pillows)? Do you also like to read in bed?

Until next time!



  1. You should check out the Ranarp lights at IKEA! I’m obsessed with them.I love #2 in your roundup too!

  2. I love #5! I can just see that black shade against a grey wall with pops of color all around! But all are gorgeous and would definitely work!

  3. Love these wall light options! And congrats on the new bed. Always an exciting purchase.

  4. I like the look of #2 but I like the functionality of #4 for purposes of reading.
    #4 poses a question of being a uni-tasker. Do you intend to only use the light for reading or will you need it for room lighting? If the latter, I don’t think #4 or any light, will give you a wide bathing of light.
    Just my ramblings…

    • Hi Marc!!

      I always love having a guy’s voice in the mix! I really only need the light for reading in bed. Otherwise, I’m all set. Right now, I have no light for reading in bed, so I keep finding myself in this terrible position of being ready to close my eyes and fall asleep, but then needing to get out of bed to turn out the lights. I would love to just reach over and — click!–.

      I have no idea which one I like best though…


  5. Are they all adjustable? If so, I like 1 or 5!! And now sconces for reading in bed are on MY wish list…

    • I don’t think #1 is adjustable, so I think that may rule out #1. Oddly, no one has liked #3 and I think that one might be the one I am leaning towards… Go figure! xoxo

  6. Oh my, you picked such fantastic lights it’s hard to choose! I love 2, 3, 5 and 1 if you want to go modern and 4 if you want to go more traditional. I can’t wait to see what type of bed you pick! :-) Seriously, 3 is one of my all-time favorite bedside lamps and I’ve been looking at them for our next space. Great minds again!

    • Kristen!! You are the only one to pick #3 and I think it might be the one I am leaning towards the most! Great minds!!

      The bed right now is just a queen mattress on a box spring pushed against a wall. I would love a headboard, but am not ready to purchase one, yet..


  7. What beautiful options! I love #4. I’m obsessed with brass right now.#2 is great too!


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