I need your opinion. Is it crazy to use both table lamps AND sconces in a bedroom? Table lamps are certainly the more popular lighting source for bedrooms, and sconces are more of a treat. But what about using both? And not on opposite ends of the room… I mean both lighting sources used right next to each other. Is it lighting overload? I’ve seen it done a few times lately. Emily Henderson’s guest bedroom particularly caught my eye.
Emily said they used table lamps for overall lighting and the sconces for reading lighting.
I think they actually double lamped because the art needed a little extra width to look proportionate to the bed. The sconces also added a little extra height which made the tall art less of a drop off. The sconces extended the art which was the right thing to do. BUT if they would have only done sconces and no table lamps, the nightstands would have been lost. The nightstands needed some added height (not with art because that would be silly to have that much art in one place). Table lamps were needed on the nightstands. Emily Henderson always knows best.
I’ve seen double lighting done a few other places, but this space has really stuck with me.
My guest room has a similar situation and I’ve gone back and forth on doubling up on lighting. Some might think it’s silly. Some might say as longs as it’s appealing to the eye, it’s all good.
What do you think?