Bedroom is a space to relax and refresh, and bedroom lighting can remarkably add to the soothing essence of this space. Bedroom lighting can be used as an effective way to decorate the bedroom. Good lighting fixtures and their efficient use can set the mood of the bedroom right. And for your nicely-done bedroom, lighting can just be the perfect ingredient to make it an ideal space.
With a variety of lighting fixtures and accessories, you can never be far from the right choice. So, let’s discuss a few ways to light up your bedroom.
Bedroom Wall Lighting
Bedroom wall lighting simply refers to the lighting elements which are wall-mounted. Wall lighting is the perfect choice to draw attention to paintings and photo frames. You can have spot lights above the painting to illuminate it. It creates a surreal spot in your bedroom. Wall lighting fixtures with beautiful designs can decorate your bedroom walls and act as light sources as well. Decorative wall lighting along the dressing mirror adds to the elegance of the bedroom interiors and also helps while getting dressed. Wall lighting fixtures can be classified into up-lighting fixtures and down-lighting fixtures. Up-lighting fixtures are used if you want diffused light in your bedroom. The light is directed up using the fixture and the ceiling reflects it to brighten the bedroom interiors. Down-lighting, on the other hand, is used to focus on the element right below the light fixture.
You can also have wall lighting beside your bed. They can be placed above the night tables and act as night lamps. Usually, wall fixtures with foldable arms are used for this purpose so that they can be easily extended to aid night reading. Another way to add to the bedroom décor is wall alcoves. Alcoves are small wall recesses which can be used to flaunt showpieces and other decorative items in the bedroom. Lighting up these alcoves with miniature lamps is an excellent way to enliven your bedroom interiors.
Bedroom Ceiling Lighting
Bedroom Ceiling lighting, as the name suggests, refers to the lighting supported by the ceiling. Bedroom ceiling lighting includes the surface-mounted fixtures which may have beautiful covers to accentuate the bedroom décor. Spotlights can also be installed along the ceiling corners to highlight paintings on the wall. Recessed lighting is another widely adopted ceiling lighting technique. The light source is installed in a small ceiling opening casting light downwards. Recessed lights installed at regular intervals provide uniform lighting to the bedroom interiors. The most adored ceiling lighting fixtures are the pendant lights. The pendant lights are light fixtures hung from the ceiling. They may have a light source cocooned in a beautiful envelope. These envelopes can be given any shape and are usually made of glass, plastic, wood, cane or metals. In the bedroom, the pendant light can be used to focus the bed or any decorative corner of the space. You can even a vase or some decorative plants and light them up using pendant lights. The most decorative and royal variety of bedroom ceiling lighting fixtures are chandeliers. The chandeliers lend a stately touch to the bedroom interiors. The chandelier is either placed in the centre of the room ceiling or right above the centre of the bed. The beauty of your chandelier is only restricted by the price you are ready to pay for it.
Bedroom Lighting Lamps
The bedroom lighting lamps are inevitable elements of modern bedroom lighting. The variety in size and design of bedroom lighting lamps is ever evolving, and provides you plentiful choices. Bedroom lighting lamps are the first pick for night table lamps. A bed with two small lighting lamps on its either sides form an integral part of the dream bedroom. For night tables you can opt for touch lamps. They respond to your touch and you need not look for switches in the middle of the night. Bedroom corners can be illuminated with tall lamps with beautiful lamp shades. If you have a study table, then using a lamp with it is the most preferred option. Modern bedroom lighting lamps are also equipped with dimmers; these allow the lamp to operate at varying intensities. So the same lamp can act as both reading lamp and night lamp. The lamp can also add color to your bedroom. Using stained glass lampshades can take your bedroom experience to the next level.
Modern bedrooms demand energy-saving which can be achieved by using automatic lights. You can install one or two automatic lights in your bedroom. These will switch on when you enter your bedroom and automatically go off when you leave.
The bedroom light switches are recommended beside the bedroom entrance door, so that you can easily switch on/off while entering or leaving the room. The night lamp switches should be easily reachable from the bed.