Intuitive lighting is important, especially for first-time visitors to your abode. Include a lamp on or near the bedside tables (for evening reading) and a nightlight (for late-night trips to the bathroom). Guests will appreciate every available surface to set out their things; installing a wall-mounted light will lift your light source off the nightstand to free up space for toiletries, medications, books, and other things they'd like to have at hand.
Shown: Portfolio Brushed Nickel Transitional Arm Sconce
; about $40