BEDROOM LIGHTING IDEAS
5 Must-haves in bedroom lighting to create an atmosphere ready for relaxation:
1. Personal style.
Whether you’re choosing lighting for a child’s bedroom or your own – chances are the room is used to get away and relax. Create a sanctuary feel in the bedroom with lighting that matches your style: glamorous, modern, laid-back or traditional. Bedroom ceiling lights can help you create this effect with chandeliers, oversized pendants, flush-mount lighting and more. You can even install a mini chandelier in a child’s bedroom – or your master closet.
2. Ceiling lights with versatile controls.
Ceiling lights for a bedroom provide essential total-room ambient lighting. When installing, consider placement: you may want the lighting around the bed vs. over it, to avoid glare. Controls will also be important: a lighting remote control will help you turn lights on/off when you’re in bed. Dimmer switches help you adjust the light down for night time relaxing or TV watching.
3. Reading lights.
Swing arm lamps or pendant lights, positioned on either side of a bed, provide adequate light for reading while leaving night tables free. Pendants also work well over reading chairs or in reading nooks.
4. Cool temperatures.
Do you sleep hot? You’re not alone! Your bedroom ceiling fixture can actually help. A ceiling fan positioned over a bed allows you to keep air moving – creating a “wind chill” effect that helps you feel cooler. A ceiling fan with a light kit serves double-duty, providing air flow and essential ambient light. Choose a fan with a remote control, and you can adjust the fan speed during the night, and turn off the light without getting out of bed.
5. Night lighting.
For bedrooms with attached baths, LED tape lighting under cabinets can add light without glare for easy night time functionality. Tape lighting can also be added under beds for a similar effect.