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What a Bright Idea: Hanging Bedside Pendant Lamp

Clear up space on your nightstand with a chic overhead light — no electrician required!

bedroom light lamp
Photography by: Chelsea Cavanaugh

Your bedtime reading routine is about to get a lot brighter. Swap a dim table lamp for a pendant of your own design, with a custom dome (this one comes in six colors) and as jazzy a cord (choose from 36 hues!) as your boudoir can handle. Just anchor the power line to the wall by winding it around a pretty piece of hardware, then plug it in. Voilà! Overhead lighting -- no electrician required.

 

To corral the hanging cord, we wrapped it around this cleat in a figure-eight pattern.

 

Color Cord Company Standard plug-in pendant light, in Polished Copper, $25; and Metal Dome Shade, in White, $60, colorcord.com. West Elm Burl nightstand, $399, westelm.com. Unison Himmeli Gray Matelasse coverlet, in Queen, $165; and standard sham, $40, unisonhome.com.

 

Make It Yours

nautical wall hooks
Photography by: Chelsea Cavanaugh

Go Nautical

These sleek industrial prongs come in two handsome finishes.

 

Anthropologie Streamline hooks, in Slate and Bronze, $16 each, anthropologie.com.

mod wall hooks
Photography by: Chelsea Cavanaugh

Go Mod

A pair of bright wooden knobs can coordinate (or contrast) with the other colors you choose.

 

Muuto Dots coat hooks, from $23 each, ylighting.com.