Luxury Bedroom Lighting Tips
Bedroom lighting can create a calming, relaxed atmosphere in your home, as lamps, candles and other light sources can transform a room into a homely space. Bedrooms are considered a safe space for us to relax in and drift off into a blissful night's sleep, therefore you will want to create the most tranquil space possible.
Opting for bright white lighting may seem like the most practical option, however, it can detract from any luxurious touches you have within your bedroom. Swapping for a slightly dimmer, warmer lighting choice will instantly elevate your room into a cosy space.
The positioning of your bedroom lights is important too, as your bed should always be the stunning centrepiece. Dressing your bed with a deluxe set of DUSK luxury bed linen and getting the lighting just right could be the perfect way to turn your bedroom into a stylish sleep haven.
Here are a few of our suggestions on how you can elegantly light up your bedroom.
Cast A Luxurious Light On Your Bedroom
With just a few adjustments to the lighting in your room, you could completely transform the overall look and feel. Lighting goes a long way and, paired with the right bedroom accessories, you can effortlessly add a more sophisticated touch.
Create a relaxing ambience
With the right lighting, paired with plush pillows and a sumptuous duvet, you can create a truly inviting sleep space.
If you are looking to create a sereneenvironment, simply reduce the intensity of your lighting and add a dimmer switch. Having the option to lower the level of your lighting will allow you to enjoy your favourite pastimes, such as reading or watching a film, plus the dimmer light will ensure you easily drift off into a blissful night's sleep.
Get creative with lighting up your floor space
Subtle touches, such as a floor lamp, helps to make your room feel bigger and will create a laid-back feel, making you feel more comfortable when spending time in your bedroom. Having a more evenly-lit room can accentuate your decor too, creating a truly stylish contemporary space.
Add a calm and cosy touch
If it's mood lighting you're looking for, you can't beat the warm glow of a gentle flame. Feelings of romance, calm or cosiness can all be introduced with the clever use of candles. Place them on the windowsill or in front of a mirror to reflect the light to instantly add a serene spa-like feel to the bedroom.
Candles are the perfect way to make your room feel homely, especially in the winter as the subtle flickers of natural light can have a warming, comforting effect. It goes without saying that you should be very careful to position candles away from all other objects and remember to blow them out before bed, or invest in LED candles.
Coordinate your light fittings
Matching the colour and style of your light fittings can really tie the room together. Lampshades in lighter colours give a fresh and bright appearance whilst darker colours create a warmer feel. Here at DUSK, we recommend using lighter pastel shades in the bedroom as the calming colours evoke hotel-inspired chic.
Introducing some colour-coordinated reading lamps at the side of your bed is also a good way of adding subtle lighting. Not only are reading lamps a stylish choice but they're practical too, as a bedside light will prevent you from straining your eyes when reading.
Light Up Your Sleep Space In Style
Lighting is a key consideration when styling any bedroom as it's one of the most effective ways to accentuate the focal point of the room: your bed. You can do this by layering light so that even the most simple lighting will look effortlessly stylish.
Breaking this down into three key layers can help you achieve your desired bedroom lighting look.
Ambience - Use floor lamps or dimmed ceiling lights to gently illuminate the entire room and set the scene. This low-level lighting will provide the perfect base to layer additional lighting.
Tasks - Using brighter, more practical lighting in specific areas of the room, such as a desk for working or next to your bed for reading, can help create depth to your room.
Zones - Segmenting the room into zones and using different levels of light for the various areas can be as practical as it is stylish. Consider brighter light near your wardrobe or a dimmer light around your bed to introduce a more relaxing feel.
Bedroom Lighting Ideas For Every Season
The amount of natural light your bedroom will receive will change throughout the year. Make sure your style is always up to date, whatever the season.
Spring is the perfect time of the year to begin prepping for summer. Opting for floral colours and low-level lighting will complement your sleep space and bring a fresh feel to your bedroom.
Hours of daylight get shorter throughout autumn and the amount of natural daylight glowing into your bedroom will start to decrease. To create a relaxing, cosy feel in the bedroom, fully embrace autumn and pair soft lighting from bedside lamps with pastel coloured duvets and pillows. Don't forget to scatter some cushions and add a chunky throw for extra warmth too.
You'll likely want a much cosier feel in your bedroom throughout winter. Consider bed linen in darker shades and a thicker tog duvet for the colder months. When paired with lower lighting, either from candles or dimmed ceiling lights, your bedroom will become an inviting and truly relaxing space.