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Illuminate Your Bedroom the Right Way

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. That’s why getting the lighting right is imperative. Therefore, here are a few thoughts on what you can do with your bedroom lighting.

pendant in room

Get the Right Light

In the past, you couldn’t actually dim LEDs. However, now you can, which is brilliant for your bedroom’s lighting. Set the mood with some dimmer, more ambient lighting, or brighten your room when you need to get ready in the morning. Whatever the level of light you need, you’ll be able to attain it with our dimmer switches.

Plus, we have a whole range of different dimmer switches available, in different styles and colours. We have a highly premium Trendi range, we have ordinary rotary switches, and touch sensitive dimmers, too. Whether you want white, red, copper, gold or black – we have these and plenty more.

It’s important to get the right colour temperature of light in your bedroom, too. With an incandescent bulb, you didn’t really get a choice. LEDs however, let you choose exactly how warm the light is. In a bedroom, the warmer white tends to fit it better, with it creating a more intimate light that suits your bedroom perfectly.

A cooler white helps you to focus, so is not always important in a bedroom. However, if you have a changing area, or a desk in your bedroom, then a cooler white may be best there. You could perhaps use a desk lamp, or some strip lights around a mirror to achieve this light.

Perfect Pendants

When choosing your lighting, you have to make sure that it fits into your décor. If your bedroom is decorated in a modern style, you won’t want any traditional looking pendants. Same as with a more traditional décor – you likely won’t want anything too minimal or futuristic. That’s why it’s key to team your lighting with your design.

pendant & lamp

See the way this light has been positioned. In a rather sparse, minimal setting, the simple lamp/pendant combination looks fantastic. The wire cage design looks fantastic in such a simple setting, and we have a wide variety of different shapes and colours.

There are different styles of pendant shade shapes, whether you go for the open style such as this one, or another. We offer drum, globe, island, tapered and others. We have both uplighters and downlighters. Most pendants face downwards, so they can offer general illumination. However, many face upwards, meaning they’ll create a more ambient lighting. This could be much better for the bedroom, creating soft mood lighting.

Extremely Modern Lighting

You can choose pendant lights in loads of different styles, shapes, and colours. We have pendants made from metal, glass, fabric, wood, and plastic.

However, you may want to go for something a little more premium. That’s where ceiling lights step in.

ceiling light Chrome LED Designer Flush LED Light Fitting

We have a fantastic selection of super-modern lights. A light such as this should be deployed in an extremely modern environment, with various contemporary flourishes. These ceiling lights are usually situated in the centre of your room, although they could also be positioned differently for different purposes. In the bedroom, you may want it positioned slightly away from the bed, so it doesn’t shine too brightly down onto it. Some people also position their lights further away from the window.

If it’s modern lighting you’re searching for, then spotlights or downlights could be what you’re looking for.

Spotlights allow you to target the light all over your bedroom, so the middle of the room is normally the best placement. You can then point the lights away from your bed if you wish.

Downlights offer more permanently targeted lighting. They are great for smaller rooms, as they recess neatly into your ceiling. These can offer general illumination if placed all over the room, or can offer more specific lighting where you want it.

downlights

Lovely Lamps

A great way to light your bedroom is often to go with ambient lighting in the room, coupled with more focused lighting when you need it. This is why most bedrooms tend to have lamps next to each side of the bed. We offer a huge range of different table lamps, again suiting a wide range of differently decorated rooms.

dog lamp

This room has used the quirky Ceramic French Bulldog LED Table Lamp With Shade. It looks especially effective because it’s simple, and matches the colour scheme. It’s often a good idea to use such a quirky table lamp to give your room a little extra character, without being too extreme. We have a whole range of different table lamp styles, from elegant to quirky, from brightly-coloured to simple. Choose traditionally-styled lamps that look spectacular, or modern lamps that use integrated LEDs.

With a table lamp on, you can preserve the ambience in your bedroom without having too bright a light. It also means that if one person has to get up in the morning before another, they can control the light to avoid disturbing the other.

Set the Mood

With fantastic LED strip lights, it’s easy to create some fantastic lighting effects in your bedroom. Run them around your bed, your ceiling, or the floor – the choice is yours. Look at these pictures to see just how amazing they can look. You could use red lighting in order to create some gorgeous ambience in a light that will help your circadian rhythm. You could frame your room nicely and create an ambient halo effect with some cool and warm white tape.

Over to You

 Realistically, it’s all down to you. These were just a few design tips, there are loads of different ways that you can light up your bedroom, and you can add your own personal touch to create a look that works for you. Remember, we don’t design your room for you – we just give you the tools to make it look great.

If you need any extra help or advice, then you’re welcome to speak to one of our friendly customer services team. We’re available by phoning 0116 321 4120, emailing us at cs@wled.co.uk, or on social media. You can try our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

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