The bedroom is quite possibly the room that we spend most time in. Whether we are sleeping, getting ready for work, folding laundry, or reading a book, this space is at the center of our everyday lives. It is the room we return to continuously to be refreshed, get prepared, or flat out relax at the end of the day, and why wouldn’t we want to be able to adjust our lighting accordingly in such an important space?
There a many opportunities to utilize a variety of light sources in the bedroom so that the combinations are endless and can be adjusted to your mood or needs. Layered lighting in the bedroom is a trend that is on the rise, and for a good reason. We do not like to feel that we are restricted by any means in our life, but most importantly, in the comfort of our home. We should have complete control of this space and be able to fine tune it to each each moment throughout our day. There are three main ways of brightening our interiors and they are ambient, task, and accent lighting. We want to share more about these different ways we can light our bedroom, and then show you some fabulous examples of how each can transform your space and give you the ability to change the mood with the flick of a switch.
This is your main source of lighting in your space. Being the most important fixture in the bedroom, you want to choose something that is both aesthetically pleasing but also efficient in lighting your space. Often ceiling fans with light kits are used to acquire a lighting and cooling source in one fixture. There are many different styles of fans making it easy to find one that will pair flawlessly with your design. For many, a fan is necessary to get a good night of sleep, or they simply live in a hotter climate, which is why this is such a go-to choice for its versatility and efficiency. Although, sometimes the light kit just doesn’t give off enough light, so in many cases they will turn to recess can lighting to make sure the room is fully illuminated.
This is exactly what it sounds like: the light sources that serve a purpose or are used to illuminate necessary spaces in the bedroom. Your bedside lamps or pendants fall into this category and are more important than you may think. Whether you’re reading a book, or just need to take the lighting down a notch for the evening, these key light sources will surely make all the difference in your bedroom design. You may also consider a multi-functional desk lamp for your workspace or a floor lamp if you have a seating area incorporated into your bedroom. Here are a few designs that took to their task lighting options to add character and zest in their styled space.
Finally we arrive at the purely decorative option for lighting our bedroom: accent lighting. Whether your design needs twinkle lights, led rope to accent the trim, or illumination in your in-unit shelving, you can use these fixtures to help add ambiance and classiness to your space while accentuating the entire design of the room. Accent lighting is meant to be beautiful and creative, so think outside the box and give a touch of personality with some unique pieces. Check out our blog on LED lights and art lighting for more information on different accent lighting options.