Ideas For Lighting In A Modern Bedroom


Bedroom lighting is very important when it comes to decorating. Many people often forget about adding the proper lighting for their bedroom but it can really make a big difference to the image and overall look of a bedroom. Above all, it should create a sense of safety and intimacy.

If you want to know more, read through the ideas for lighting in a modern bedroom.


⇝ Lighting Layering

The first thing you should consider when you are planning the lights in your bedroom is layering. You must layer the lighting! When you do this, it gives you the opportunity to create the different moods you are hoping for.

Ideal for a room where you sleep and rest is scattered light that will help create a warm and cozy climate for relaxation.


⇝ Bedside Lamps

The ideal lighting solution for the bedroom is lamps, which will give dimmed light or light directed downwards. You should always have small bedroom lamps on your bedside tables, and another lamp across the room, diagonal from the bed. This allows the lighting to be balanced in the room.

It is also worth thinking at the design stage about comfortable access to lamp switches so that when going to bed there is no need to get up to turn the light off. By choosing lamps equipped with a light remote controller, you can also place them in other areas of the room for a warm and cozy look.

You also might think about light sources on a dimmer switch, which allows for selecting the suitable balance of light that is emitted into the room.

If space on your bedside tables is an issue, you can use the alternative of wall sconces, which are mounted above the bed, usually on both sides. It is essential to place the wall sconces at the right height from the mattress, preferably about 30 inches (75 cm). The appropriate height will ensure that a person lying in bed will not bump their head on the wall sconce. In addition, the light from the sconce directed downwards creates ideal conditions for reading before bedtime.



⇝ Standing Lamp

In addition to the typical small bedside lamps or wall lamps, it is worthwhile to equip the bedroom with a large standing lamp. It would be ideal to light up a room where there is no dresser or night table. It’s practical to stand it near a comfortable armchair, where you can relax.

Standing lamps can obviously be matched with other elements of bedroom lighting. It is also possible to decorate the interior by choosing different types of lighting with contrasting design lines.


⇝ Ceiling Lights

You also need to pay attention to installing the main source of light on the bedroom ceiling.

Which chandelier for the bedroom is the most suitable depends entirely on your taste and preferences. It is important to note that the chandelier must be matching your bedroom décor. In the available range of this type of lighting, you will find hanging or flat ceiling lamps, but also chandeliers so impressive that they can be a very unusual decoration of the interior.

One thing you do not want to do in your bedroom is to have a ceiling fan with lights on it. If you must have a ceiling fan in the room for your comfort, then it is fine. But you should not have a light drooping from a ceiling fan because it looks tacky. Your bedroom needs to have this sexy look and a light from a ceiling fan will definitely ruin the look. You could also use separate, decorative ceiling lights, or a few recessed spotlights for the ambiance.


⇝ Backlit Wall

The impressive, illuminated walls in the bedroom are very fashionable. They will give a modern style and create an intimate ambiance of the room.

There are two types of wall illumination. Wall sconces would be best to direct the light upwards or to the wall. Thanks to that, the visual effect will be very pleasing and the light will not be a nuisance to the eyes of a person lying on the bed.

The second option is to completely hide the light source by placing it in the recesses of walls or ceiling. In this way, streaks of light coming out of decorative recesses, with properly selected wall colors and wall décor, can create an extraordinary visual effect. The atmospheric twilight, which can be achieved because of the backlit wall, is perfect for interiors designed for relaxation.



⇝ Soft Colored Lights

It is also a good idea to use different bulbs for the lighting in the bedroom, just to give it a different look. A bedroom is a place to relax and rest after a long day, and where the warm color of light should dominate. Using recessed bulbs with floor and table lamps can give the look of "washing" the room with a soft light.

However, you are also layering the room with different lighting and it gives the look of pure elegance that you need to accomplish for a nicely decorated bedroom.

The bedside lamps should also have a warm color to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

On the other hand, it is useful to have cold colored lighting beside the mirror of the dresser.


If you also have a closet in your bedroom, you can use spotlights or spots which are installed in it. A closet located in the bedroom should have bright and properly directed halogen light so that it reflects the right colors of your clothes.

However, it is useful to have cold colored lighting beside the mirror of a dresser.

It is also worth taking care to expose the details of the bedroom, such as the decorative structure of the wall.


While buying lighting for your bedroom, you should keep in mind that properly selected lighting will determine whether the time spent in the bedroom will actually be nice and pleasant and will allow for an effective and soothing rest.