Top bedroom lighting tips

The bedroom is one of the only rooms in the home that you regularly spend time in when it is dark, it is daytime, or somewhere in between. It is a space where you can experience the entire myriad of natural light presented by every 24 hours that we live through every day. As such, it is imperative that you get the lighting in this room right, so that you can rise and shine bushy-tailed in the morning, relax in the afternoon, and drop into a deep slumber in the evening.

Getting the lighting right, however, can be quite a tall order, so we spoke to lighting expert, Melissa Davidson from leading lighting supplier, The Lighting Warehouse, for her top bedroom lighting tips:

1.)  Layer it: Layering your lighting is the key to any successful lighting design, especially in the bedroom, says Melissa: “You need to find the perfect balance between ambient, task and accent lighting so that you can create various moods to suit the different times of the day. Ambient lighting provides the room’s general lighting – pendants, chandeliers, flush- and semi-flush mounted ceiling lights, as well as multiple downlighters installed in a grid format on the ceiling, are ideal. Task lighting provides targeted illumination for specific tasks, such as reading or doing your makeup for example – table, desk and floor lamps and wall lights are great options. Accent lighting draws your attention to a particular feature, be it artwork, an architectural element or an antique piece for example – picture lights, wall lights, spotlights and tilt downlighters can be used to provide great accent lighting.”