Bedroom Lighting Ideas
We all spend a lot of time in our bedrooms. Not only is it a place to get some rest, it is a space to relax after a long day at work, somewhere comfy to get your teeth into that new book or the perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon nap. But what makes a bedroom a cosy and welcoming space? Some people say it’s the furniture while others believe it’s the wallpaper. Here at LA Lounge, we believe the lighting in a bedroom is what really makes it special. If you’re planning a renovation, or if you simply feel like your bedroom needs a lighting plan upgrade, we can help! Our expert architectural lighting design team can help you create a lighting design plan to perfectly fit your bedroom, all while working to your budget, time restraints and ideas. Our unique, exclusive Australian design collection is the perfect contemporary addition to any home, with plenty of beautiful pendant, recessed and statement lights available. If you’re planning on a bedroom update, we would love to help. In the meantime, check out our bedroom lighting ideas below.
Reading in bed has become a very common pastime. There is nothing more relaxing than lying in bed with a cup of tea and a book in your hands, but reading before bed requires additional lighting. If you are a bookworm, it is worth considering installing reading lights in your room so you do not have to rely on the main bedroom lights when you want to get your nose stuck in a book. Here at LA Lounge, we have four different types of DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) compatible reading lights on offer to suit any style bedroom. If you want a simple and adjustable style light, the Task – F2 is the perfect style for you. This light is a surface mounted, built in LED available in a white or aluminium finish. Simply fit the lights on the wall on either side of the bed for the perfect lighting Monday night read! As this style is small and simple, it will suit most modern bedrooms. If you are looking for more of a statement light, then either the Nite Nite Surface Mounted – SW12 or Nite Nite Recessed – SW11 is the best choice for you. These LED lights come in a bronze and brass finish and they are the perfect addition to any contemporary bedroom. These lights will act as more of a statement than the Task – F2, so if you want to install some standout lights in your bedroom, why not go with these!
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To continue on with the contemporary lighting style for your bedroom, it is time to consider what to do to light up your wardrobe space. Most built-in bedroom wardrobes take up quite a bit of space, so lighting the area is important. This space also requires plenty of light so you can easily see all of your clothes and accessories when your room is dark. But the lighting does not have to be bland to be practical! Our professional lighting design team recommends using LED lights to create a subtle yet effective lighting scheme. We recommend using our exclusive LED strip lights to create a contemporary look within your bedroom. Simply place the strip lights directly above the wardrobe doors to illuminate the space. This will also help light inside the wardrobe when the doors are open! To create an even light in this area, you can also consider concealing strip lights vertically behind a baffle either side on the inside of the cupboard. This will even out the lighting in the area to create a general illumination of the space. If your wardrobe is open plan and features shelving, why not conceal some strip lights below each of the shelves to illuminate the space in a modern way! As you can see in the picture below, it really turns the area into a dramatic statement and is the perfect addition to any contemporary bedroom.
Recessed lighting is required for most rooms. This lighting style is great for a bedroom because the lights are relatively concealed and can be dimmed to suit the tone of the room. Recessed lighting works best as an addition to layered lights, so they work perfectly with lamps or even a statement pendant light within a bedroom. If you decide to install a pendant light in the centre of the room, recessed lighting can enhance and layer the feature to create a warm and ambient atmosphere within your room. The key to ambient bedroom lighting is keeping it simple, as the space does not require as much lighting as other rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom. Recessed lighting also has several other advantages for a bedroom and when planned accordingly, they can seamlessly accentuate features of the space. For example, if you have artwork in your bedroom, you can place recessed lighting above it to create a dramatic centrepiece for the room. It can also be used to wash the wall with light to produce a dramatic atmosphere if that is the look you are aiming for. As recessed lighting is all down to taste and preference, our expert team should be the go to for any questions you have. Our team can help you with any enquiries, help you pick out the right lights for your room and even help you create a flawless lighting design plan perfectly tailored to your bedroom!
Although lighting a bedroom can be a fun task, it can often be difficult to pick the right style for your room. However, LA Lounge’s professional architectural lighting design team is here to help! From initial concepts all the way through to a final polished project plan, our team can help you every step of the way. Let us take some of the pressure off of your next project by working with you to create the perfect lighting design plan for your bedroom. Whether you need help creating a recessed lighting plan, want to know more about our exclusive Australian design collection or want to know if dimmable lights are the right choice for you, we can help. To book a free lighting design consultation at our beautiful Neutral Bay Showroom, call us today on (02) 9999 4948 or book via our website.