planning: bedroom lighting
Bedroom lighting is a tricky beast. So many functions and so many options, bedside wall lights to, bedside table lamps and a statement ceiling light thrown in for fun. We demystify the bedroom lighting world in this blog.
Bedrooms, where most of the team is right now, curled up - victims of the first winter colds. Bedrooms are the place we need all sorts of lighting as it is the place we need to feel calm and collected but also where we rummage through draws, do our makeup or even use as a living room.
The place we often begin is our centre light. Think of this as a task based light, needed when you are at the back of your wardrobes fishing out the lost clothes from summers past. Soft lighting is not going to work here, the light needs to be bright. It does feel counterproductive when sleep is concerned, but don’t worry we have a solution for that.
Photo by Hotel Panache, Paris
The centre light should be a statement light. It can often be hung above the bed and dropped a lot lower as there is no passing traffic. Think of it as an extension of your interior style and the thing which brings the room together. We think the glass disc ceiling light is the perfect statement bedroom light. It is our modern take on a traditional chandelier. Also think about the cage ceiling light for this job.
Photo by houseof glass disc ceiling light
Ok, so you have your statement light sorted now we move onto creating atmosphere and a more calming scheme. You may just choose to use these lights as a subtle hue to wake up to or just before you sleep. Bedside tables can be cluttered which is why we choose to use wall lights in the bedroom instead of traditional bedside lamps. If you have an electrician handy then choose our cone shade wall lights as a hard wired option or the houseof you wall light for those with just a plug.
Photo by houseof cone shade wall light, pink
You may think you are done here but actually there is one item which has become extinct from bedrooms in the past but actually we think it should be bought back. The lesser spotted bedroom floor lamp. You know the chair you “hang” your days clothes on? You could also use this as a lovely reading space with a floor lamp positioned behind. Choose one with a slim form like the LED task floor lamp and it won’t take up much of your precious space.
Photo By houseof LED task floor lamp, blue
We do a lot in the bedroom and we hope this whistle stop tour of bedroom lighting helps to make you life a little easier.
Now have a look at the bedrooms we wish we were in right now. Just here.
About the author.
My name is Helen, I'm the co-founder of houseof. I want to encourage more people to have conversations and talk about what means the most to them. I will interview bloggers and designers, trying to get to know everyone and also telling you more about us.