Of all the rooms in a home — dining room, kitchen, living room — the bedroom is the only space that is in use when it is completely dark, bright, and somewhere in between. So, making sure the bedroom lighting design is just right is key to ensuring it fulfills all its functions — a calm and soothing space for sleeping and a light and cheerful space to greet the day.
Layered lighting is key to creating the best light in the bedroom. This means getting the balance right between ambient, task, and accent lighting. But looking for the best lights for the bedroom goes beyond the layered lighting. Finding the ones that suit your taste and show your style will level up your bedroom décor.
Embossed Vessel 33 Inch Table Lamp by Regina Andrew
Elevating bedroom décor is key, and one of the best ways to do that is with a stunning bedside lamp like the Embossed Vessel 33 Inch Table Lamp by Regina Andrew. When looking to up the bedroom glam, you can’t go wrong with the amber silvered finish, linen shade, and pronounced silhouette of this elegant beauty.
Why Use Flush-Mount Ceiling Lighting?
Flush-mounted and semi-flush mounted lighting is back in style. Once disdained as old-fashioned and plain, these lights are now available in a stunning range of styles. True flush mounts are tight to the ceiling, but more decorative semi-flush mounts hang slightly lower to allow for their decorative features. These ceiling lights for bedrooms are perfect for bedrooms with low ceilings. Many flush or semi-flush mounts are simple in style, but there are also many that can add a touch of flair to the bedroom. Decorative metal trim, frosted glass, and unusual shapes are all available.
Paige 26 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Mitzi
In a smaller room, a chandelier could be out of scale and impractical – if the ceilings are low, there’s a good chance the occupants will bump their heads. A fun semi-flush mounted ceiling light solves that problem. In this pretty pink room, the Paige 26 Inch 6 Light Chandelier by Mitzi brings soft curves and subtle detailing to enhance the space.
ED Ellen DeGeneres Jane 3 Light Semi Flush Mount by Generation Lighting
The ED Ellen DeGeneres Jane 3 Light Semi Flush Mount by Generation Lighting adds a minimalist vibe to the maximalist bedroom, completing the black and white color palette. The burnished brass finish is echoed on the Ellen DeGeneres Simon 17 Inch Wall Sconce moves the gaze through the room and offers lightness to the design. Wall sconces are another great way to add decorative lighting to the bedroom.
Choosing a Stylish Ceiling Fan with Lighting
There is nothing better than a ceiling fan on a warm summer night. Air movement is often key to comfortability. In some instances, the refreshing breeze a fan creates is enough to forgo air conditioning. And they can help improve air conditioning efficiency if set in the right direction. For spaces that need cooling, ceiling fans with lights do double duty as a light source.
Dublin Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Hunter Fan
While ceiling fans are often country-style, there are plenty of sleek modern versions, such as the Dublin Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Hunter Fan. This elegant, flush-mount fan blends easily into the soft décor of this nursery. It keeps the blades out of the way with a clear passage underneath. The three-speed handheld remote makes it easy to change the speed or direction of the fan. Whether situated over a rocker or over a bed, a remote control is essential for a bedroom fan.
How to Use Floor Lamps to Illuminate Bedroom Corners
Stylish floor lamps may not be the first thing that comes to mind for bedroom lighting, but they are a great twist to bedroom décor. They are great for both ambient and task lighting. In the last few years, they’ve become one of the most popular choices for secondary bedroom lighting.
Aerin Sommerard 36 Inch Reading Lamp by Visual Comfort and Co.
Placed in a spot perfect for lounging, the Aerin Sommerard 36 Inch Reading Lamp by Visual Comfort and Co. supplies task lighting for reading while sipping a cup of tea. The hand-rubbed antique brass finish and antique brass shade go well with the green color palette. The color green is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness, making the lamp and color the perfect pairing for this cozy bedroom corner.
Auger 63 Inch Floor Lamp by Currey and Company
Floor lamps are also great for lighting corners, especially one with a comfortable chair and table, the perfect spot for relaxing at the end of a long day. The Auger 63 Inch Floor Lamp by Currey and Company classic shape is reinterpreted in a modern way, creating a chicly sophisticated look and feel. Look closely, do you see it? The lamp takes its cues from a telescope, and the natural linen drum shade helps diffuse the light for a soft-focus effect.