It might be a girl thing but bedside lighting is more than just a light at the side of your bed.  It needs to be the perfect balance of a number of things.  You need it to be bright enough so you can find your slippers in the morning but not so bright that is blinds you for the first ten minutes of the day.  The light needs to be the exact brightness that makes you look beautiful but does not highlight every blemish and flaw in the evenings but also be bright enough to read your book.  It also needs to be easily accessible and easy to use, there is nothing worse than being ready for lights out and having to half hang out of bed to turn your light off or fumbling about in the morning looking for a tiny hard to find on switch.   The light needs to look the part as well, stylish and fitting with your room without overtaking the whole of the side of your bed.


The Geoffrey Harris shop in Battersea offers a great range of beautiful bedside lighting.  You can visit their shop online or go to the store itself.  Online delivery is quick, next day if ordered before 12 and the products are couriered to ensure safe delivery. Here are some of my top picks of their lamps.

The full range of bedside table lamps is available to view online if you click here but out of the range my favourites are the Cuboluce table lights.  The clever design means that to turn the light on your open the lid and to turn the lights out you simply shut the lid.  Available in black, white and red these cube lights look great as well as being really practical; using a 40w bulb this light will be perfect.

If you prefer to have a wall mounted bedside light then again Geoffrey Harris have a great range available which you can view by clicking here.  Wall mounted bedside lights offer the advantage of not getting knocked off when searching for your light in the early hours and the right type of light can have a flexible head allowing you to tilt the head to ensure you get the correct amount of light that you need.  The Tolomeo Faretto is a good example of this kind of light.