What are the best bedroom lighting ideas? Is it better to go with a ceiling light on either side of the bed, a wall light next to it, or a lamp on the table? And where should I go for good bedside lighting? My bedroom is basically my sanctuary and I just want to lie in it and read books in peace, so I am looking for soft lighting options.
This is such an amazing question because there is no area of the home that provides us with more coziness and gratification than the sacred space in which we sleep. The bedroom really does need to act as a calming oasis and I’d argue that it is the most important room when it comes to lighting to set the desired mood. So, let’s start with the essentials which is functional lighting, then we can move onto the fun stuff!
The first step is to ask yourself, how do you use your bedroom? If you read in bed each night then consider bedside table lamps or wall sconces that are on dimmers. These lights produce high voltage or focused light but can also offer a beautiful glow when you just want your bedroom to look soft and pretty. In choosing between a table lamp or a sconce, it really depends on your wall, if you have artwork over your bed, how high your headboard is, and even the height of the overall room. For example, in my Brooklyn home, I have a low headboard and very tall ceilings so I wanted to make a statement with oversized table lamps that offered the room some verticality.
Now, let’s move on to…
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