Although I love the exquisite form and attitude of a table lamp, I find the nightstand surface a space not to be recklessly spared. Unless we talk about bedrooms in the size of a small apartment with large bedside tables that are dresser sized (or with those large classy round pedestal ones), I'm sure that a mainstream side table is big enough to accommodate just the basics; the book, the phone, the alarm clock and glass of water (a vase with fresh flowers is not a necessity but highly appreciated).
The idea is to keep the bed side lighting off that valuable surface by hanging it on the wall above or from the ceiling. A few months ago I posted about swing arm wall lamps next to the bed and how beautiful and practical they are. Today, I'd like to share with you yet another trend that's been around for quite a time; the bare bulb pendant lamp.
Mostly seen in scandinavian interiors, this type of lighting is embraced by the mass not only for its minimalistic and straightforward style but also for how simple it is to diy. It consists of 3 parts which can be adjusted and designed to the likes of the owner; the cord, the socket and the lamp. You can pick from jute, bold colored or simple black or white, add a brass, copper, wooden or black socket and finish with a vintage Edison, a diamond shaped or a large spherical bulb. The mix and match choices are pretty endless so there is no way you won't find a piece to match your bedroom.
Follow me after the jump, for some visual inspiration of this decor idea!
|Image via A Merry Mishap via this post|
|Image by Armelle Habib for Inside Out via Desire To Inspire|
|Image by Eve Wilson via Vogue Living Australia|
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|Image by Laure Joliet via here|
|Image via Ollie and Seb's House|
|Image by Sharyn Cairns via here|
|Image via Stadshem via Emmas Designblogg|
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P.s. You can find some really amazing bare bulb pendant lamps in MarzDesignsShop, LukeLampCo, junkyardlighting, etaussi and GoldHeartSupply
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