12 great ways to add lighting to your bedroom and their effects

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12 great ways to add lighting to your bedroom and their effects

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By now, you must know that lighting can dramatically change a room or space. Whether it be a skylight, a unique fixture, a set of lamps or simple candle light – lighting can change literally everything about a room, and the bedroom is no place to shy away from this knowledge. Your bedroom is where you both start and end your day, so making sure the lighting is just right is of the utmost importance. 

Below are 12 lighting options and the effects they give. So first, lay out a purpose and plan, and start working on your next cool lighting DIY option. And as always, if you're terrified of working with electricity, hire professionals!

1. Standard artificial lighting

Attached lighting is easy to install and cost-effective – it also allows you to control your light and your partner to control theirs! Best for those who have different sleep patterns than those around them.

2. A single skylight

A single skylight, is a great and efficient way to add natural light to a room where there preciously was none. This will create an ambience of tranquility, lighting light in even on the most overcast of days.

3. Dim, mood lighting

Perfect for more dark and somber spaces, dim and mood lighting is great in bedrooms is easily attainable by lamps.  Thes two bedside lamps and one overbed lamp all three work together to create an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. 

4. Bright, natural light

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Engel & Völkers Bodrum

Engel & Völkers Bodrum

Easy option! Consider adding white sheers and spreading them wide for an extra jolt in the morning. Perfect for those that need to get up and at it.

5. Proficient, efficient light

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This more masculine space has the possibility for natural light, but has kept the curtains closed to keep it dim and neutral, allowing a restful sleep, nice reading area or slow wake-up process.

6. Strategic LED lighting

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For baseboard lighting, ceiling lights or highlights, stick with LED light strips to highlight focal points of your bedroom and to keep the light not too bright.

7. Set the tone

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Looking for a cosy night in? This ceiling strip light and minimalist lamp are the perfect way to get the right amount of lighting you need!

8. Set the tasks of the day in motion

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Done with worrying about curtains, sheers and blinds? Simply purchase windows with privacy appliqués already attached!

9. Elegant lighting options

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A classic choice for those that prefer elegant, sophisticated lighting. Simply search through your local antique or flea market to find a great one for a DIY project and take your bedroom to the next level! 

10. Unique

This modern, unique fixture is for those looking to make a design statement. So, stick to pieces like this if you want a great conversation starter, and something to appreciate at night.

11. Cool and youthful

Coloured lighting isn't just for children, stick to more dark hues, like blues and purples in order to not conflict with sleep patterns.

12. Something that's you

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Lastly, as usual here at homify, we suggest you choose lighting that is representative of you! This great piece is a work of art, a conversation starter and a lovely addition to any home!

For more great lighting options, check out these great articles!

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