If ever there was a room that needs careful thought around lighting, it would have to be the bedroom. This is likely the most personal, and most personalised, room in the home and certainly lighting has a big role to play. If you’re renovating or building a bedroom, these tips should help shed some, err, light on getting the best from your boudoir.
Let nature lighten things up
Incredible views? Environmentally conscious? Keen to feel like you’re as much a part of the outdoors as you are the indoors? Windows and skylights are a wonderful way to bring light into a room and indeed it is this natural light that should never be overlooked when renovating a bedroom. Do you love to bask in bed in full morning sun, or can you think of nothing better than the rich light of sunset cast into your room? Whatever your preference, Mother Nature can be every bit the great provider so keep her in mind.
Set the scene
Irrespective of the type of light you look for in your bedroom, it is a good idea to be able to control the intensity. For instance, if your bedroom does receive a lot of morning sun, then it’s doubtful you need a light’s full intensity to help you get the day going. In contrast however, later at night you might prefer a fuller light or then again, you may very well find mood lighting comes in handy. Oh, la, la!
Discretion is key
Down lights are a great way to throw plenty of light in a room without being the focal attraction. If you prefer bedroom lighting to be discreet but impactful, then down lights are certainly worth considering given they practically hide in the ceiling and therefore keep attention focused on other features.
Wall mounted reading lights are also a terrific solution for task bedroom lighting.
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Make a statement
A hanging light can be one of the easiest ways to embolden a room’s interior and create a stand-out feature. Whether you want to tap into the inner princess with a chandelier, or you’re after a more modern option such as a contemporary disc, a pendant light is sure to attract.
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…Or keep things subtle
A flush light essentially covers the naked bulb and makes the source of light a far more attractive spot in your bedroom. There are countless options to flush lights – they come in all sorts of shapes, colours, materials and sizes.
Whether you want your bedroom bright-as-a-button, or soft and sultry, these ideas will hopefully light your way in the right direction!