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Exceptional bedroom lighting

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The bedroom is our haven of rest and relaxation. It is common knowledge that we spend many hours in this space—and according to studies we should put a lot of consideration into the choice of lighting; soft lights for dreamy mornings and soulful for tender night hours. In this context, dimmable lights are ideal especially with the controls near the bed. For those who have already implemented something similar into their homes but are looking for something more exotic, read on for our tips and inspiration from our experts.

Source of light

The days of relying solely on overhead lights are over! Today, we rely on many different sources for our light and have the liberty to decide whether we have the full package, or prefer to prefer only cozy dim light of a single small lamp. As we can see here, indirect lighting gives the room a pleasant brightness in different shades.


Fairways at the Bishops Avenue:  Bedroom by Celia Sawyer Luxury Interiors
Celia Sawyer Luxury Interiors

Fairways at the Bishops Avenue

Celia Sawyer Luxury Interiors

This outstanding example of lighting goes far beyond the decorations. The recessed illuminated ceiling highlights the entire room in a subtle and subdued way. Here you can see very clearly the combination of different light sources of wall and ceiling lighting, and direct and indirect ways.

Light frame

This type of bedroom lighting adds an especially creative accent to the wall and brings all the focus to the most important aspect of the room; the bed. With this kind of back lighting, you have the option for mood lighting or for full illumination, you can use the ceiling light also. The design of the panel allows flexibility, optional colours and materials can be selected at your request—a great idea for anyone who want to give their bedroom a more personal style.


Round lamps are used in conjunction with horizontal and vertical strip lighting to create a balanced and uniform effect of two different geometric elements. Again, as with the earlier picture, you have the option of where you want your light source to come from.


A powerful and bright light above the cabinet is important for you to see everything clearly that is stashed in your cupboards. Small halogen or LED lights are particularly useful in this scenario. Furthermore, these lights can also illuminate and draw attention to a particular point—for example, focusing attention specifically on pictures on the wall. The golden light emitted also gives the room a harmonious and relaxed ambience.


A true old-fashioned, but no less attractive alternative to bathe your bedroom in pleasant light, are candles . Especially for romantic moments, they are still the best recipe! However, always remember: Never fall asleep with burning candles or even leave the room!

Light games

Bharani Residence:  Bedroom by Cozy Nest Interiors
Cozy Nest Interiors

Bharani Residence

Cozy Nest Interiors

Another variation of how to create exceptional lighting are to place transparent elements into a wall, and behind it install a light source. This style has an impressive effect and maximum impact, which acts playful and at the same time gives its unique character to the room. Cleverly, a custom made light has the pattern replicated on the bedspread.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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