Bedside Décor Duel: Task Lamp vs. Table Lamp

Bedside Décor Duel: Task Lamp vs. Table Lamp

Lindsey Roberts
Sep 4, 2009

A design debate rages in our home right now: for bedside lighting, should we use task or table lamps? A pair of task lamps would be more functional for late-night reading (and wouldn't disturb others), but a pair of matching table lamps would be elegant and would frame the bed in a stately way. Form or function?

We're afraid the task lamps, although in vogue, might look too flimsy next to our platform bed. But they really are so useful, and good for the eye! How did you choose?

More on bedside lighting at Apartment Therapy:
On the Side: Bedside Sconce or Lamp
10 Best Bedside Lamps for Readers
10 Best Bedside Lamps

(Images: Restoration Hardware; Sarah Coffee for Sarah & Steve's Attic Aerie)

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