Lighting Your Bedroom

Lighting Your Bedroom

Bedrooms are no longer rooms solely and exclusively reserved for sleeping – they have been turned into dressing rooms, libraries, workplaces and even places to exercise in.

Lighting Your Bedroom
Lighting Your Bedroom

This is exactly why bedroom lighting is more important than the lighting within the rest of your house. Here are some ideas, when it comes to properly lighting the multi-use space that is your bedroom.

Go Simple

Going with a surface-mounted ceiling light might not suffice your general lighting needs, but it’s the simplest solution out there, yet by far the most robust; and, in combination with a mix of lighting types and you are providing your bedroom with cheap, simple and effective illumination – perfect for a multi-purpose bedroom.

Choose Dimmers

Dimmers are a perfect way of providing your bedroom with an excellent solution. Nothing better to complement your multi-use room, than an adjustable type of lighting – crank it up to the max and you’ll receive a good dose of light, dim it a bit lower for naptime and even a bit lower than that for a romantic atmosphere.

Unfortunately, not every lighting fixture or a bulb is compatible with dimmers, so you’ll probably have to invest into this luxury. On the plus side, you probably won’t need extra lighting fixtures if you choose dimmers, unless you’re planning on having your work desk inside your bedroom.

Wall Lights

Washing your walls with wall lights will cause minimal distraction and is quite matching with dimmers –wall lights give you more means for manipulating the atmosphere within your bedroom to suit your desires.

This is a soft type of illumination and can work great with your wall art and other wall decorations (which is why it’s also called accent light). Refrain from putting a wall light up against the bed wall and choose the next largest white wall, both when it comes to your decorations and your wall lights.

Go with Downlights

Although it is true that downlights shouldn’t be placed any or everywhere, it’s worth mentioning that this is the case with a vast majority of lighting types. Downlights should be used for putting a central object in a room into focus – perfect for your table in your dining room, or the bed in your bedroom.

Go with LED downlights, as they are great choice for providing your room with a spotlight-like type of a lighting focus. Additionally, going LED is always a good choice and, even these might bea bit more expensive, they pay off in the long run, both in terms of your pocket and towards the environment.

Bedside Lighting

Bedside lighting comes in many shapes, forms and sizes and can be quite fun to choose, install and change. These are usually cheap, so you don’t have to worry too much about your budget.

Keep in mind, though, that you should always opt for the exact same pair of bedside lamps, for both of your bedside nightstands – going different here might cause your bedroom to look ridiculous.


Chances are that you prefer sleeping with your lights off. However, if you’ve ever been a victim of toe-stubbing or knee-banging, you know the importance of being able to see in the darkness. Motion-triggered night-lights that are placed under an object, such as a bed, a table, or skirting do not provide a ton of lighting, but merely enough for you to keep your toes safe and sound.

You probably hadn’t imagined that there is this much to bedroom lighting, but this is true. In order to evoke your desired atmosphere, simply installing a light on your ceiling won’t do the trick. Follow the outlined advice and experiment, until you’ve achieved a perfect lighting atmosphere inside the multi-use space that is your bedroom.