Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Look at our inspirational bedroom lighting ideas, tips and products from lighting designer Sally Storey and see how to transform your bedroom at night. This article will give you some top bedroom lighting ideas, tips and light fittings to make the most of this much loved room.

Bedroom lighting needs to be bright in the morning and intimate and atmospheric at night to provide a romantic sanctuary at the end of the day. Traditionally in hotels, the solution has been two lamps either side of the bed and maybe a standard lamp or desk lamp. For small rooms, this may have been adequate but other solutions will add drama and atmosphere to your bedroom lighting design.

  • downlights lighting bedhead and cupboard

    1.By lighting the front of your wardrobes with discreet LED Polespring downlights, light will be reflected into the room making it look larger. When the doors are open, the light will also help light the inside of the cupboard. For a more discreet effect, conceal Contour LED strip behind a baffle vertically either side inside of the cupboard to evenly light the shelving areas.

  • table lamps either side of a bed

    2.Localised lamps provide the best sort of background lighting in your bedroom.  In most bedrooms it works well to have one lamp either side of the bed and at least one or two others. More than this and your bedroom will start to look like a light shop!  A standard lamp by a chair or a pair of lamps on a dressing table give soft background light.  Combine these with the LED Polespring for highlights for a great look.

  • glamorous bedroom with uplit pitched ceiling

    3.When you have a bedroom with a pitched ceiling, it can be a difficult space to light. Here we have cleverly concealed Contour HD27 LED strip above the beams to uplight the ceiling and provide a soft glow of ambient light in the space creating a warm and inviting room.

  • contemporary bedroom with linear uplight above and below the bed

    4.Incorporating bedroom lighting into joinery is a perfect way to add feature lighting into the room as well as a more soft indirect light. Consider using LED Etta Eyelid under cupboard lights into shelving to light objects or use LED Contour strip above a bedhead or under a bedside table to create a floating effect.

  • Back lit shelves in bedroom

    5.If you have open shelving in your bedroom, it is an excellent way to add some indirect layered lighting. Here we have dramatically back-lit the shelves with the warmer Contour HD27 throwing the items in to silhouette. Read more Shelf and Joinery Lighting ideas.

  • floating bed with back lit headboard

    6.Consider adding an additional layer of lighting by adding night lights.  These can take many forms; a floor washer, such as the LED Sirolo works well near the entrance to the bathroom or under a cabinet or use LED Contour under the bed to create a floating effect. This additional layer of light adds further interest as well as functionality.

  • childrens bunk bed with star light effect ceiling

    7.For a bit of fun for children’s bedroom lighting, consider a starlight ceiling above the bed. If there are recessed wall niches, one could consider a colour change effect using RGB Contour (please ask Sales).