Bedrooms need a wide variety of lighting options, from dim nightstand lighting for late-night reading to bright overhead bulbs that simplify clothes-sorting. But so many stores sell the same bland nightstand lamps and rounded flush-mount ceiling lights. Why not try something a little more contemporary? These bedroom lighting ideas will give your space a new attitude — and they definitely aren't like anything you've seen before.
1. Hang your sconces vertically
2. Choose a subtle shade
3. Play with shape
When designing your contemporary bedroom, you want to be judicious when using bold or bright colors. Give yourself freedom to show off your favorite wall art by picking a toned-down lamp that's anything but dull. Matte texture pares down the clever clover shape of this white table lamp from Jana Bek Design.