Why We’re Stealing the Pendant Lights from Mandy Moore’s Bedroom

published Feb 1, 2018
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Earlier this month, actress Mandy Moore gave her followers a sneak peek via Instagram Stories into her new home, a stunning mid-century mansion she’s remodeling with the help of designer Sarah Sherman Samuel. While there are certainly many crush-worthy moments, I spotted a design move in her master bedroom that I took note of.

Of course the full-wall, wraparound velvet headboard is absolutely to die for (Mandy seems pretty keen on its killer good looks, too, as indicated by this screengrab from her Insta Story), but it’s the pendant over the nightstand that I’m diggin’ most.

In my own bedroom, I have a clunky task light that takes up so much room on my bedside table. Every time I go to set down all my nighttime necessities (a TV remote, whatever book I’m reading—or not reading—my phone, my glasses, a cup of water…what can I say, I need a lot of things), I end up putting half of these items in the top drawer of my nightstand because nothing fits.

And if I’m honest with myself, I don’t even use the lamp. I bought it with visions of curling up in bed on a quiet Friday night with a good book, but instead, most of my evenings look the same: TV running yet another episode of “Bob’s Burgers”, overhead light coming via my ceiling fan, phone in hand scrolling through whatever social feed I missed during my work day, no book in sight.

My own bad bedtime habits aside, I can see a real advantage to switching up the lighting game in your room, opting for a hanging pendant light over a table lamp. All your nightstand surface area can be reclaimed, at the very least. Plus, the unexpected design element is a nice change from the routine.

As a renter, unfortunately, I’m not able to hardwire a pendant by my bedside, however, I did some digging, and there are a handful of nice looking plug-in options out there. And because the selection is a bit limited, you’ll also find some converter kits in the below gallery, as well as plug-in swag kits that you can add any shade you want onto.

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Anna Pendant Light at Urban Outfitters, $69 (Image credit: Urban Outfitters)

What do you think of this look? Are you into it? Would you try it at home to save some space? Let us know your thoughts below!