News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. WHETHER you’re staying up late to read, watch TV or do a bit of work, the bedside lamp is a trusty companion. And while you may think it’s just a grab-off-the-shelf item in a colour to match your scheme, we’d advise putting a little more thought into your purchase. There’s nothing worse than a harsh glare that has you shielding your eyes, or a lamp that still has you straining to see in a dimly lit room, so getting the lighting right is important. Dimmable lamps are a great idea, giving you the option to adjust the brightness to just how you like it. Then there are anglepoise designs that can be angled to give you light in just the right position – perfect if your partner doesn’t appreciate your reading light flooding their side of the bed. When it comes to the design, everything from sculpted shapes in lustrous finishes to industrial-style bare bulbs and quirky tasselled shades go, so take your time and choose wisely. It could be the statement piece that finishes off your bedroom scheme nicely. Of course, night lights are great for kids, as are some more o...