Bedroom lighting design seems to require little thought or effort. Many assume creating a bedroom lighting plan is simple as the bedroom is used primarily for sleeping. Although sleeping does not require much light, there are a number of other bedroom tasks that require ample lighting. Also, if taking the time to create a lighting plan, décor and style is likely a concern as well. Proper lighting assists in the overall styling of the room.
We have gathered a few tips to assist in creating or altering bedroom lighting plans. Most bedrooms feature ceiling light fixtures and table lamps. Let’s explore some options to enhance your bedroom lighting and overall style with a few changes to your bedroom light fixtures.
Upgrade overhead lighting
Older homes and apartments mostly feature ceiling lights. Many of these fixtures are rather simple and basic. If you are dealing with a room with a ceiling light fixture, replacing that fixture can greatly impact the amount of light and the style of your bedroom. The following are great options for overhead lighting in bedrooms:
Although chandeliers are mostly seen in foyers or dining rooms, they can also be used in bedrooms. Adding a smaller chandelier to your bedroom instantly adds a touch of glamour to your space. Crystal chandeliers are not the only option for bedroom chandeliers. The following styles of chandelier lighting are perfect for the bedroom:
Bedroom Pendant Light
Pendant light fixtures are very popular in bedroom and kitchen lighting. This style of lighting is very similar to chandelier lighting but is not as intricate. Unlike ceiling light fixtures, these fixtures hang down from the ceiling and are covered by a “pendant” covering. Check out these stylish pendants light fixtures perfect for the bedroom:
Bedroom Ceiling Fan
I consider ceiling fans as multifunctional. Ceiling fans can provide lighting as well as regulate the temperature in your bedroom. This is an awesome option for those that get a little warm over in the night. Ceiling fans can also help lower your electric bill if used in place of central air conditioning when the weather is mild.
More Stylish Light Ideas
Bedroom lighting extends beyond overhead lighting. If the bedroom will be used for reading or working, task lighting will play a role. Task lighting illuminates a specific are enabling an individual to complete a task such as applying makeup or reading.
Table lamps are commonly used in several rooms to provide task lighting. Table lamps are available in an assortment of styles and sizes.
Floor lamps are very popular in bedroom lighting as well. Some older apartments do not feature overhead lighting in bedrooms. In these rooms, floor lamps are usually used as the primary source of lighting. These lamps can also be combined with other types of lighting.
Wall scones are basically table lamps placed on the wall. These fixtures are usually very stylish and are great sources of task lighting for the bedroom.
These are only a couple options for updating bedroom lighting design. When creating your bedroom lighting plan be sure to create an outline of your lighting requirements and desires. When shopping for light fixtures, consider these two tips:
- A lighting plan that consists of several types of lighting and light fixtures offers versatility. If the overhead lighting is a bit much for reading, simply switch to your table lamp or wall sconce for lighting for reading only. This can help when trying to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day.
- When selecting light fixtures for your space, consider function and style. Yes, light is needed in a bedroom. The bedroom also needs style and décor. Try to select light fixtures that enhance the décor of your bedroom.