The perfect lighting for the bedroom is essential to ensure warmth and comfort in the room. In addition, different light sources can enhance the decor and bring much more practicality to everyday life. There is a wide variety of lighting options; that can help you create the perfect ambience in your room.
There are countless ways to use light to your advantage and brighten up your room smartly and stylishly—whether direct lighting through ceiling light fixtures, indirect lighting, or lampshades on top of the nightstand or bedside wall lights.
Regarding the main lighting of the space, it is necessary to have special attention because the room is an environment where we usually go to rest, so very punctual lamps end up obscuring the vision. Therefore, the best solution is to use lampshades with indirect light or a spotlight just above the headboard, protruding over the wall.
Lighting for reading
For support or reading lighting, pendant lights or sconces are perfect. These types of light are compact and great for small or double rooms. Besides being functional, they are very charming.
For a more relaxing ambience and cosier bedroom, a softer LED light source is suitable behind the headboard, in some joinery panelling, lighted curtains and lampshades. These are good options for indirect lighting that will bring comfort and refinement to the room.
Remember to consider the importance of light design for different room uses. For residential spaces, for example, the indicated colour temperature is 3000K, which means warm white.
Don’t Forget a Nightlight
Johnson says nighttime wake-ups require the right light, too. Too bright and your eyes struggle to adjust, which presents safety issues. Plus, it can signal to your brain it’s time to be awake. Too dark, and you risk falling back asleep.
Some outlets — she likes ones from Legrand or Lutron — have nightlights built in. Tape lighting on a motion sensor or plug-in nightlights can also help you get from A to B at night safely.