Top Tips for Styling LED Lighting in the Bedroom

December 17, 2017
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♥ LED Lighting in the Bedroom

Since we installed our new LED bathroom cabinet a few weeks back (you can read more about it here) I have been inspired to think about more ways to incorporate LED lighting around the house. Our bedroom is next on the list to be transformed and I am so excited to implement a few of my ideas …

Obviously your bedroom isn’t just a place to sleep, it’s somewhere you relax, spend time with your partner, catch up on a bit of work and get ready for the day. For all of these different tasks, you need different types of lighting. Choosing LED lights will give you the most flexibility – they are easily dimmable, you can choose from various colours and they save energy and money, so you can have more of them!

 ♥ Types of Bedroom Lighting

You need to have two types of lighting in your bedroom: task and ambient. For the task lighting, this is of course, bedside lighting. When you are choosing your bedside lamp, you should try and avoid glare from the bulb whilst you’re lying in bed, so think about the height of the bulb in relation to the bed and the table. You should also look for a lamp with a switch that can be reached from your bed without difficulty. You might also consider a light which shines a pattern onto your ceiling, for a decorative touch. If you’d like to free up space on your bedside table, opt for wall sconces, or even ceiling mounted pendant lights.

For ambient lighting, you can focus on your ceiling lights. Go for a spherical shade which will eliminate glare, or a crystal shade which will create a pattern. If you have a high ceiling, you could choose a statement chandelier.

 ♥ Lighting around the headboard

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Once you’ve got your main source of lighting sorted, you can start thinking about feature lighting. You could place LED lighting strips around your headboard – opt for a warm temperature for a soft glow. If your headboard is built in, try LED up lights to make your bed the focus of the room.

 ♥ Lighting under the bed

If your bedroom has a more modern design, it may be better to place LED strips under your bed for a glow. You could even place the lights underneath your bedside table – be creative!

 ♥ Wardrobe lighting

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For the wardrobes in your bedroom, there are several lighting options available. You could place strip lighting on top of the wardrobe to illuminate the ceiling, or put spotlights on the ceiling above the wardrobes to highlight the design and contents of the wardrobe. Floor lighting along the wardrobe will help you when you wake in the dark. Lastly, you could illuminate the inside of your wardrobe, with LED aluminium rails which use a sensor to turn the light on when you open the door. 

 ♥ Picture lighting

If you have a canvas or a photo that you love in your bedroom, why not make a feature out of it by placing lighting around it? Similarly if you have a dressing table or area you can also place lighting around your mirror for that instagramable look!

 ♥ Alcove lighting

Does your bedroom have little alcoves? Making use of them can be a great way to show off special possessions and objects. If you put lighting in the alcoves, it can create quite a dramatic atmosphere if it is on its own circuit and is switched on when the rest of the room is dark.

 ♥ Tips for choosing Bedroom Lighting:

  • Avoid blue light as it will make your brain confuse your bedroom lighting with natural lighting, and keep you awake.
  • If you like to read at night time, stick to neutral tones rather than cool white which can contrast with the page.
  • Install a dimmer switch so you can control the level of lighting easily.

Do you have LED lights in your bedroom or around your home? I would love to hear how you have styled them!

9 Comments

  • Bread // Queer Little Family

    December 17, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I love the lighted rail in the wardrobe. I could definitely do with something like that!
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  • five little doves

    December 17, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Great tips! We are renovating our bedroom in the new year so will definitely be needing all the help we can get! Love the lighting here!

  • Melanie

    December 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Lovely light ideas. We love the headboard lighting and also lights in the closet as it’s functional as well as looking nice x

  • kirsty

    December 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Alcove lighting is such a good idea and one that I could use to brighten up our bedroom! I shall have to start looking at lights now to make use of the space.

  • Nina

    December 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I love the idea of having an LED light in the wardrobe! I feel like it would be great for when you need to grab something but don’t want to have to turn all of the lights on beforehand!

  • Sarah

    December 18, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Love these light ideas! I’ve always loved the idea of a walk in wardrobe with LED lights!
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  • Linda

    December 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I love the alcove lighting. We have LED lights in the kitchen and personally they are a little too bright for me in a bedroom – no denying they’re extremely cost effective though.

  • Hannah

    December 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    The wardrobe lighting sounds and looks fab! I now want that in my room x

  • Jake Ferrer

    December 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    This is a fantastic lighting! I would love to have this on my wardrobe.

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