The pendant lamp by British industrial designer Tom Dixon is gorgeous elegant and masculine and comes in three cup-shaped versions – fat tall and wide. The absolute best option is to use all 3 of them in your layout.
They also seem to rid you of the hassle of finding lampshades that match the exact color and shade of your existing accent tone. A bedroom with white and yellow or a living room in grey and green no place is too alien for the black lampshade!
Picking between pendants and sconces is a matter of personal needs choice and a style that fits your bedroom best. Irrespective of what you choose always remember that bedside lighting is not relegated to table and floor lamps alone.
If you would rather go with subtle consider these cute pendant lamps designed by Diego Rossi and Raffaele Tedesco for Luceplan. They work very well over the dining table hung in clusters at different heights over a round table or disposed in a row over the breakfast bar.