Top 7 Bedroom Lighting Ideas
Bedrooms are not only places to sleep but an intimate space where you can recharge your batteries and reconnect with yourself. Comfortable beds are essential for improving sleep quality and encouraging relaxation, but did you know that high-quality, stylish lighting can also have a huge impact on how well you sleep?
Here at Moonlight Design, we have plenty of bedroom lighting ideas to suit your needs. Whether your room is small and minimalist or large and full of furniture, our top 7 bedroom lighting ideas are sure to help you make the most of your bedroom.
1. Traditional bedroom lighting
In the most conventional, traditional bedroom designs, you’ll find that a central light has been fitted for overall illumination. However, this classic style is good for more than providing top-level lighting – it can contribute a lot to the room’s look too! We recommend implementing some stylish, affordable pendant lights to make your bedroom more suited to your taste.
One of the best things about our pendant lights is that they can fit in with both traditional and contemporary decor. We offer options for a range of budgets and multiple sizes to suit even the tiniest bedrooms. Some of our pendants are dimmable, which means you can change the brightness until you get the perfect lighting level.
2. Modern bedroom lighting ideas
In such a technological world, there’s no need for basic on/off lighting switches. With our low ceiling lights or our ceiling chandeliers, for example, you could choose to create an ambience with some colourful lights and control everything using smart-bulbs, even from your bed.
Generally, pendants and ceiling lights are easy to install, but if you’re not experienced with lighting installations, we recommend contacting a certified electrician.
3. Ceiling fans
If you don’t like air conditioning, indoor ceiling fans with lights might be a more cost-effective and energy-saving solution that will help you brighten up your bedroom while also allowing you to get fresh air moving throughout the room.
Ceiling fans can be dimmable and use energy-efficient LED lights, which consume less energy, have a long lifespan, and are very eco-friendly since they do not contain mercury like traditional bulbs.
4. Bedroom accent lighting
If you want something more extravagant, accent lighting like low voltage fairy lights, LED string lights, candles or LED strip lighting would be a great addition to your bedroom aesthetic.
We have already seen how you can implement fairy and string lights to decorate your garden or your Christmas tree, but you can also use fairy lights to create unusual interior design shapes such as fake fireplaces, to highlight a particular area, or to make an amazing cascade of lights.
Since they are small, lightweight and extendable, you can attach them everywhere, including walls, floors or alongside beds and bedroom furniture. They are also inexpensive and come in one or multiple colours.
Don’t forget to play with fairy light effects, such as waves, twinkles and slow fades to create a more vibrant atmosphere. Children especially will love it!
5. Wall lighting
If pendants aren’t your style, you might prefer wall lights. One of their main benefits is that you can change their direction easily to decide which areas of your room you want to brighten up. You can also place them near your bed, so you don’t need to get up every time to turn them off!
6. Children’s Bedroom Lights
Especially in small houses without dedicated game rooms, your children’s bedroom will also be their play area. For that reason, use personalised children’s lighting or linear LED lighting, including ceiling lights and flower wall lights, to suit your children’s personalities and bring them into wonderful fantasy worlds.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on children’s ceiling lights, use certified LED strip lights. LED lights are generally recommended for eye health as they have an exceptional colour range and can create a more natural, warm atmosphere. Plus, they don’t overheat like incandescent bulbs as they don’t emit infrared heat, so you have nothing to worry about if your children accidentally touch the lights. Most importantly, LED lights are an extremely low fire risk.
7. Bedroom reading lights
Whether you read a book or write your notes directly from your bed or desk, using soft, warm reading lights will help you be more focused and avoid any eye strain.
If one of your daily habits is reading a chapter of your book before going to bed, we would recommend wall reading lights. Since you can adjust or move them in any direction, they’ll cast a spotlight on the book without lighting up the entire bedroom.
Floor lamps are a versatile, affordable way to turn your bedroom into a multi-use workspace. Floor lamps don’t require a lot of space and can be moved easily everywhere in the house. Of course, for us, the best place is to fit them alongside a comfortable sofa or armchair to create a reading nook in your bedroom.
Last but not least, whether you go for a traditional or modern style, table and desk lamps will never go out of style and will always be one of the most affordable, practical and stylish lighting solutions.
We hope you found our top 7 bedroom lighting ideas useful and you’re now ready to illuminate your bedroom to suit your needs. To discover more designs, check out our latest indoor lighting collection and subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated with our latest news.