My husband and I both have bedside table lamps, along with our own nightstands and alarm clocks. Because we work different shifts, usually one or both of those bedside reading lamps will be on all night. I had to look for a bedside lamp shade that allows me to read in bed but doesn't shine light all over the room while he's trying to sleep.
I wouldn't mind having a more contemporary bedside lamp arrangement, because we didn't buy matching lamps and it looks a little clunky. I think that bedside lamps should match each other and the style of the bed itself.