Lamp is perfect for bedside lamp. I would suggest you use an LED lightbulb so it doesnt get hot. Light is bright enough to read by, classy to look at. It has two small negatives: only one lightbulb (theres a similar lamp with two bulbs that is bigger) and unfortunately the on off switch is an inline switch on the power cord. I bought two and could not be happier.
I love this lamp! Very elegant and goes perfectly on top of my dark roll-top desk. I wanted a lamp that would complement the style of the desk but didn't want something that was too dark. This was the perfect answer since it's a Tiffany style but is in white. It looks very elegant. LOVE it!