Tips to choose the Right Lighting for your Bedroom

Tips to choose the Right Lighting for your Bedroom


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The bedroom spaces, that corner of the home where we love to reach out after every single tiring day definitely needs some pampering! And with interior design styles evolving from time to time, giving these spaces of our homes, special attention and adornment of the same get easier!

As lighting techniques is that element of interior design, that leads to the enhancement of the overall look of any space. In this article, you will find a list of ways to choose the right lighting for your bedroom.

Start With The Basics - Bedroom Lighting

There are two types of lighting:

  • Direct lighting
  • Indirect lighting

Direct Lighting

Wall lights, pendant lights, floor lamps, chandeliers all comes under direct lighting. Basically, any light fixtures that provide light directly toward a specific task or area, comes under the direct lighting category.

Direct Lighting

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Indirect Lighting

Whereas indirect lighting is those lightings that direct the light upward or bounce off any surface. For instance, false ceiling designs with LED strips, lighting on the headboard to accentuate a home decor accessory or the under bed lighting system, all of these comes under the indirect lighting.

Also, 6 Ways to Enhance Interiors With Indirect Lighting Techniques

Indirect Lighting

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Bedroom Lighting - How Important Is Practical Lighting

Wardrobe Lighting

Along with the usual wall lights or ceiling lights, there are other kinds of lights, which could improve the accessibility within the room, such as the wardrobe lighting! The wardrobe lighting increases the functionality of the wardrobe and makes the last moment dressing up process much much easier. Hence, add sensor LED lights, as it will turn automatically on when the closet door opens.

Wardrobe Lighting

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Under Bed Lighting

Under the bed, lighting has not gained much popularity yet. And till now, it is being implemented in design for aesthetic purpose. But did you know, the addition of under-bed lighting, especially in kids bedroom as well as senior citizens bedroom, reduces the risk of injury through falls to a certain extent? Yes, it does! Hence, the inclusion of lighting under furniture has more of a practical aspect to it, rather than aesthetical one.

Under Bed Lighting

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Task Lights

Many homeowners, doesn’t have a separate space for creating a home office and most of the time, one of the bedroom’s corner is converted into a small home office. And with the growing culture of more people working from home or bringing work home, a tiny home office is a must part of every home these days.

Here’s when the inclusion of just reading lamp isn't enough. Make sure to include wall light or ceiling light along with the task lamp and natural light. As poor lighting can reduce your energy and effect your ability to work.

Task Lights

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Bedroom Decorating Ideas Aesthetic Lighting

Pendant Lights, Chandeliers, Decorative Wall Or Ceiling Lights: These light fixtures act as a focal point in the bedroom. Like the headboard design is shown here!

Similarly, for instance, in a large bedroom, pendant lights can be a good addition. If you have set an accent furniture such as seating area in the bedroom, consider adding pendant lights over the seating area. Also, you may add a rug or a carpet below to bind these elements together to create an elegant look.

Bedroom Decorating Ideas

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Do try out these bedroom lighting ideas during your next bedroom renovation and share the beautiful bedrooms makeover photos in the comment section, be it a minor or a major renovation project.

Happy Designing!!

Also, take a read of the most important Designer Tricks to Make a Small Bedroom Look Bigger

And an example of one such video uploaded on our Youtube channel


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