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Bedroom Spotlight Ideas

Spotlights are a key element in the overall lighting scheme of your bedroom. They can be used to highlight specific areas of your room or to wash a wall with light for a more indirect ambient effect. Another great use of spotlights in your bedroom is as bedside task lighting. From wall sconces to recessed lights to track lighting, whatever type of spotlights you choose to install is sure to add style, functionality, and perfect layered lighting to your bedroom.

Balancing Act

bedroom recessed and flush mount lighting
Downlight Gen II Flush Mount Ceiling Light By Kichler

Low profile flush mount lights are the perfect way to add balanced ambient illumination to your bedroom. Installed in a grid pattern, these lights will add style and function to your space. Choose fixtures with clean lines and neutral finish to complement any type of decor.

Unparalleled Illumination

WAC recessed lighting in bedroom.
Precision Multiples 4-Inch 1X3 Trim By WAC Lighting

Create a stunning recessed lighting scheme in your bedroom by installing parallel fixtures that each have multiple spotlights. With so much flexibility in the direction of the light, you can arrange the fixtures to illuminate even the darkest corners of your room for beautiful, even light throughout.

Double Duty

bed mounted reading lighting
Enna Square LED Wall Light from Astro Lighting

A spotlight is a great alternative to a more traditional bedside lamp or wall sconce because of its functional flexibility. If ambient light is what you need, simply direct the fixture vertically for up- or downlighting. Or you can direct the light toward your bed for a comfy reading spot.

Low Profile

Bedside lighting ideas
Fuse Switched LED Wall Light from Astro Lighting

Another great place to install spotlights in your bedroom is on your bed’s headboard for directed task lighting. Choose fixtures that complement the overall design of your room while also adding a touch of style and contrast to your headboard.

In the Spotlight

Bedroom spotlight lighting.
Tata Wall Sconce from Contardi Lighting

For a minimalist or industrial style bedroom, you can’t go wrong with a spotlight fixture with wood and metallic accents. Used for bedside task lighting, this type of wall sconce will add stylish functionality to your room and will be a key element in your layered lighting scheme.

Modern Functionality

bedroom wall lighting ideas.
Gravy Wall Sconce By Koncept

A wall sconce with a thoroughly modern design is the perfect way to add contrast to a more traditional setting. Look for one that has an adjustable head for task lighting and consider mounting it at your bedside or even directly on your headboard for overall functionality.

Direct Effect

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Aim LED Pendant Light from FLOS – Image Via @archidesignbuild

Wall mounted spotlights aren’t the only option for directed lighting in your bedroom. Pendant lights that have adjustable lamps work well when suspended on either side of your bed for direct light. When paired with a simple ceiling fixture for ambient light, balanced bedroom lighting has never been more functional and beautiful.

Lighting on the Wall

Bedroom Ceiling fan and spotlight ideas.
Modern Ceiling Fans – Image Via @starfansnyc

A row of recessed lights installed above the head of your bed is the perfect complement for overhead and bedside lighting. Create a warm and relaxing atmosphere by directing the recessed lights toward the wall for a wall washing effect.

Rest and Relaxation

Above bed ceiling fan and track lighting.
Spitfire Ceiling Fan By Fanimation Fans – Image Via

Create a warm and relaxing atmosphere for your bedroom with track mounted spot lights that throw illumination toward wood plank walls. Offset the wall washing light with recessed lights installed throughout the space for the perfect amount of ambient light.

Anything but Boring

Hinkley bedroom wall lighting ideas.
Arti Wall Sconce By Hinkley Lighting

Task lighting doesn’t have to be boring. Look for a stylish wall sconce that has a lamp with adjustable arms. A wall sconce with a matte black finish and a classic desk lamp shape is a great choice for a contemporary bedroom.

Whether you choose to install spotlights more for their functionality or for their style, their flexibility makes them an easy addition to any bedroom. When used as complements to other types of lighting, they can help you achieve layered lighting and the perfect amount of ambient light while adding a touch of style to your bedroom lighting. For more Ylighting ideas, see our Bedroom Lighting Ideas.

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