How to get good bedroom lighting
With good bedroom lighting, you create a pleasant room to spend a lot of time in. Today, the bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. The bedroom is as much a place to choose clothes as it is to lie in bed and relax with a good book in your hand. You may want a soft and pleasant light when you wake up before it’s time to turn on the ceiling lamp in search of something to put on. In other words, the bedroom is a place where it is good to have the right lighting in the right place. By furnishing your bedroom with good lighting, you create a room full of possibilities. Here you can read and find inspiration for your bedroom lighting.
3 quick tips for good bedroom lighting:
- Approximately 7 light sources.
- It is a good idea to choose energy-saving LED lights.
- Use a dimmer: you get lamps in varying brightness levels.
Bedroom LED lamps
Choosing an LED lamp for your bedroom is a good choice, both for its longevity and low electricity consumption. In the bedroom, for example, you can choose to decorate with an LED panel in the ceiling and replace the light sources with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
Dimmable lamps in the bedroom
With dimmable lamps in the bedroom, you can easily change the mood in the room – from cozy lighting to brighter lighting. Most modern luminaires are dimmable, so choose a dimmable light source if you want to be able to adjust the brightness of the room.
How many lamps are needed in the bedroom?
A bedroom, as well as other rooms, generally needs at least seven light sources. This also includes candles. Don't forget the natural light in the room too. Let it in and let it flow. When you decorate with lighting in the bedroom, you can think both practically and decoratively. Perhaps you need a bedside lamp on either side of the bed. Then a ceiling lamp that provides enough light. Here we have listed different types of lamps that work well in the bedroom.
Ceiling lamps for general lighting
A ceiling lamp in the bedroom should provide good general lighting for everyday tasks. In the bedroom, you can opt for a ceiling with a textile shade for a soft look. It’s also practical to have a bedroom lamp that spreads the light in the room well. A ceiling lamp with metal arms ensures that you get light distribution in the bedroom. The ceiling lamps Cygnus, Heaven and Lavello are examples of this type of bedroom lighting.
Table lamps and wall lamps
Maybe you’re one of us who likes to lie down and read before it’s time to sleep. In this case, it is important to have a bright wall lamp next to the bed that provides good reading lighting. Instead, the table lamp on the bedside table can provide more cozy lighting when it comes to relaxing in the evening.
Wall lamps with USB and dimmer function
The combined wall lamp and shelf is a perfect solution for the smaller bedroom or if you don't want a bedside table. With this type of wall lighting in the bedroom, you get an easily accessible shelf space, a USB socket for charging your devices and the option of dimming the light source.
Tip! This type of lamp is also ideal in the hallway or children’s room.
Just like table lamps, window lamps are a good light source for more subdued lighting in the bedroom. Window lamps are a nice piece of interior design, while also adding a pleasant glow to the room.
Wardrobe lighting with spotlights
Are you often looking for clothes in a dark wardrobe in the morning? With light in your wardrobe, you don't have to. If you have wardrobes, or a walk-in closet, in your bedroom, this is also an important place to shine. Spotlights make a big difference here. For example, you can have spotlight rails outside the wardrobe with tiltable lamp heads to illuminate shelves, drawers and coat racks. Spotlights in the bedroom are also preferable if you have a smaller room that does not have much natural light.
We also have LED lighting for your wardrobe. We have a modular lighting system, Combine, which provides good lighting in different parts of the wardrobe. The wardrobe lighting can be supplemented with a sensor that turns LED lighting on and off automatically with a simple hand movement.
Decorate with different brightness levels
We often choose to keep it a little too light in the bedroom. It is a good idea to use different brightness levels on different lamp types. We want the reading light to be bright with a cool glow, while the window lamp and ceiling lamp can have a warmer, more subdued light. A good tip to make the room feel larger and more alive is to mix different brightness levels. You can also work with placing the lamps at different heights in the room.
Light loops for the right mood
With one or more LED string lights in your bedroom, you’ll have a cozy feeling. It will be decorative lighting that you can have by the bed, on the wall, around the curtain rail or why not in a glass vase. At Markslöjd, you’ll find battery-powered string lights that bring a warm glow to any room.