Lovely Art Nouveau 1920s lamp base holds an emerald green and teal silk Gish lampshade. The shade is covered in antique Spanish net lace, heavy coppery metallic lace and an antique embroidered appliqué of roses adorn the front panel. Hand beaded glass fringe embellishes the lamp.
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.