Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bedroom Updates {Nightstands & Lights}

I've been moving right along with our master bedroom update and this past weekend we were able to tackle the nightstands and lighting.

I don't know if I mentioned this before or if it was just an idea swirling around in my head (believe me there are lots of them), but I wanted to add in modern touches to the space.  I have been completely obsessed with Rustic Modern and Antique with Modern decorating lately, and you can read a recent post I did about the latter, here.
Anyway, I decided to go modern, simple and streamlined for our nightstands so we headed to IKEA.  After tons of research and lots of thinking we purchased the Lillangen Wall Cabinets for either side of the bed.
Besides the modern aesthetic, there were a couple of other reasons I went with wall hung cabinets, rather than something more traditional.  The first, is that because of a bump out and our closet door we have limited space for the bed and nightstands. Choosing a wall cabinet lightened up the space and is less cluttered and intrusive than a piece of furniture that would go all the way to the floor.
The second reason is the height of our bed. It is super high. And, as a result it became virtually impossible to find tables that I liked and that were the proper size.
Moving on to the lights...I have always loved the look of sconces on either side of the bed and, since the new cabinets are a narrow depth, it made perfect sense to use them here.
We ended up going with the Ranarp Clamp Spotlight, also from IKEA.  I've wanted them forever and they are as fantastic as I had imagined.
My husband loves the fun cord and I love the mix of metals with white.
I still have a couple of more things to do in the space. One is to definitely find a new dresser for my husband. The more we change in this room, the more his 1990s armoire stands out. Also, I would love a small chair or bench. Of course, both of these will take time as I am searching for something older (at least for the dresser).
Want to see what other updates I've made to this space?  Check out my Painted Mirrored Hutch, Pale Gray & Copper Antique Dresser and Painted Vintage Headboard & Updated Bedding.



  1. I really really like that you chose this unique wall cabinet as a nightstand. I'm such a huge fan of mixing old and new. And this modern touch of the cabinet and the lighting is perfect for your space. Really love it!

  2. Looks great Angela! The definitely bring a modern touch to your room...and those lights - TO DIE FOR!! IKEA will definitely be on my list of stores to visit the next I am in Michigan!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  3. Angela, you got THE LIGHTS, those are the lights of my dreams! I have been racking my brain trying to think of a spot for them in our house. They look perfect in your bedroom. I love that you chose the wall cabinets as well, they look so good.

  4. Angela your room looks sooooooo pretty....LOVE your new lighting!!

  5. I also love sconces by the bed and want some nice ones for my master, but these would be perfect in the guest room. I need to go to Ikea anyway so I will check these out.

  6. I love Ikea, too! Great idea for the nightstands and the lights are gorgeous. The whole room looks beautiful!

  7. Love those nightstands and the sconces plus your bedding! Great job on it!

  8. Angela, these are great additions. Your bedroom is coming out lovely.


  9. Love the bedside cabinets and I've been eyeing those Ikea sconces myself. Your room looks great!

  10. Beautiful bedroom....just beautiful! I love the bed, the linens and those lights!

  11. Nice! those are perfect nightstands for that space, and I love those lamps! how have I never noticed them at my Ikea?!

  12. Oh those lights are really cool! I love the way this room is coming together!

  13. Duuuuddde!!! Your room is gorgeous! Love it all!

  14. Your bedroom and headboard look quite elegant - beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  15. Love this room!
    Are the lights just secured directly into the wall? Online it states that they clamp...is there a way to bypass this?

    1. Anngela, They come with an optional bracket you can clamp the light to so it can hang directly on the wall. :)

      Angela @ Number Fifty-Three


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