Your bedroom is your own personal sanctuary; it’s the most personal and private space we own, so it’s important that we get it right. The bedroom should be an expression of who you are as a person, as well as a place that you feel comfortable and safe from the stresses of the outside world.
How the room is lit will play a large part in defining the ambiance of the space, so it’s an important design feature that perhaps doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. As well as setting the mood, light fixtures can be used as defining decorative elements in the décor too. With this in mind, today we’re looking at a few of the ways we can light our bedrooms. Let’s get started…
Strip lighting can give your bedroom a cool, modern look.
This dazzling modern bedroom by interior designers, Design Spirits, certainly features some inspirational lighting! In particular, the floor-level strip lighting adds another interesting dynamic to the design.
Classic, elegant light fixtures like those pictured above are perfect for those aiming for a more traditional aesthetic.
This breathtaking bedroom combines classic and contemporary design elements to create a cool modern room with an air of refinement. The lighting plays a large part in shaping the design with classic light fixtures and strip lighting that accentuates the crown-moulding.
Spotlight are great for a subtle lighting look in a modern bedroom, but they can also be used to direct attention in the room; here we have spotlights placed in such a way so as to draw attention to a fabulous feature wall.
Nothing beats natural light, so if possible why not include a skylight in your bedroom’s design?
Of course aesthetics are important in the bedroom, but aside from specific mood lighting light fixtures must be practical, and nothing’s more practical than the humble reading lamp by the bedside.
Conversely, light fixtures can also be purely decorative, like the superb backlit skyline pictured above.
Spotlights are a great way to evenly light the space; used in conjunction here with decorative strip lighting and an enviable amount of natural light.
Of course we couldn’t complete our list without mentioning candles; a wealth of candles scattered around the place can create a super-cosy atmosphere making them the ultimate mood lighting.
Read on for more advice on finding the best lighting for your bedroom.