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.

  • a dedicated bedside reading light by a velvet bedhead

    3.When lighting your bedroom, there is nothing more annoying than not having a good reading light. If using a table lamp, aim for the shade to come to shoulder height when reading. Sometimes a bedside lamp is sufficient to read by but a dedicated reading light, such as an LED Cama is a better solution allowing your partner to sleep undisturbed. If you cannot build this in now, the Pocket of Light provides the perfect plug-in solution for your bedroom lighting.

  • 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.

  • floating bed with back lit headboard

    5.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

    6.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).

    Visit our Bedroom Lighting Portfolio for more inspiration.

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