Bedrooms are the calmest room of the house. They’re where you go to relax, so the lighting you choose needs to be perfect. Here are seven bedroom lighting ideas to help you create a super-zen space.
Bedroom lighting ideas? We’ve got seven of them to help you design your dream lighting scheme. From providing lighting for partners, to making a statement, these ideas are nothing short of lit (sorry).
1. Bedroom lighting ideas: Save space with a sleek floor lamp
Firstly: don’t clutter up your bedside table with a lamp. Use a floor lamp instead, as your floor area is more abundant than the space on top of your nightstand. Use that space for books, charging your phone and bashing your alarm clock into silence.
2. Alternatively, set up a bedside pendant light
Secondly: short on floor space? You definitely won’t be short on ceiling space, so set up a bedside pendant light. Just one thing: make sure the switch is next to the bed so you don’t have to get up to turn it off before you sleep.
3. Bedroom lighting ideas: Make a statement with the ‘big light’
Thirdly: go big or go home, we say, especially with the ‘big light’ (aka the main ceiling light). Make a statement, for example with this super-luxe brass pendant chandelier. If you can’t be opulent in the bedroom, where can you be opulent?
4. Give your guests sufficient light
Sure, you might sleep solo on one side of the bed, but what if you have a surprise guest to stay? Ensure you have a lamp or light on both sides. The same goes for guest bedrooms, because you never know when you’re going to have visitors.
5. Provide yourself with several different lighting options
Variety is the spice of, well, lighting. Sometimes you want to be dazzled at night – say, if you’re getting ready to go out. But sometimes you just want a gentle light to meditate or relax in. Ensure you have plenty of options to play with.
6. Install a wall light
Just like ceilings, bedrooms generally have plenty of spare wall space. A wall light may need to be chased down the wall, so you may need to replaster and repaint afterwards – but it’ll look great once it’s up.
7. Ensure your lights work well
It’s all very well having stunning lights, but you need to ensure they work optimally too. So keep the right sorts of spare bulbs for each of your lights handy in bedside drawers in case any go. Also get your lights fixed if they break. And lastly, dust them!
So, did you enjoy this feature on bedroom lighting ideas? Then read our piece on bathroom lighting next.