Finding the Right Height for a Nightstand and Lamp First, your nightstand should be about the same height as the top of your mattress, give or take a few inches. Ideally, err on the higher side. Then, when choosing a lamp, you want the bottom of the shade to be about even with your chin level when sitting up in bed. That provides ideal reading and task light without glaring in your eyes.
Bedroom Ikea Nighstand. Bedroom Ikea Nighstand and Anthropology knob. The designer added an inexpensive Ikea nightstand, painted it with Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue in gloss and finished with fun brass knobs. Lamp is Robert Abbey Kinetic Antique Brass Pharmacy Desk Lamp. Braun + Adams Interiors.