Bedroom Ceiling Lighting Ideas
Having a bright, well-lit bedroom is just as important as having a dark one. And your bedroom lighting design should start from the top down. Layered light is important when you’re going from rise-and-shine brightness to lights-out sleepy time. Also important: dimmers. But since we’re starting from the top, here’s a bunch of the best bedroom ceiling light ideas and tips. Take a look:
Hanging pendants as your bedside lamps means one less thing on your nightstand. Or one less nightstand. Or two less. Depending on how much of a minimalist you are.
Shown: Atlas Mini Pendant by Marset
Ambient lighting is meant to provide light in the same way natural light does. So whether you have the curtains drawn or the sun has gone down, your best source of ambient light is from above--recessed into the ceiling if possible. Then you can add more layers of light from there.
While concrete might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a cozy bedroom, neutral tones in a bedroom keep things calm and can make a smaller room feel bigger. And concrete pendants give you that nice neutral gray look.
If you're already planning on adding a ceiling fan to your bedroom for warm nights, finding a fan with a built-in light fixture is an easy way to add ceiling lighting to your bedroom at the same time. (As easy as adding a ceiling fan).
If you're considering a chandelier, yet have the pesky issue of low ceilings. Fret not, there are chandelier-like flush mount options out there to give you that wow factor without loosing precious overhead room.
Image via Julie Howard Home Design
Once you’ve selected your bedroom ceiling lighting, you’ll want to add in wall sconces, table lamps and other sources of lighting at different levels–to create a layered effect. It also gives you the option to choose between different light sources depending on what time of day it is. When you’re in bed with a good book, all you might need is a bedside reading lamp–without the extra ambient light from the ceiling or chandelier. For more ways to outfit your bedroom lighting, check out our shop and our wide selection of modern ceiling lights.
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