In this blog post we discuss lighting in bedrooms. Read on for our tips and advice
Get the most out of your bedroom lighting
Remember that the bedroom is a place for relaxation and sleeping, so you don't want to overlight the space or create any glare from thousands of downlights...
Most people settle for an overhead light and a bedside lamp, which is a shame because the bedroom is one lighting zone in which you can go to town. There are stunning bedheads with integral lighting which are a feature in themselves. Remember that the bedroom is a place for relaxation and sleeping, so you don't want to overlight the space or create any glare from thousands of downlights. Instead, go for a layered light look, highlighting alcoves, backlighting sandblasted glass wardrobes or washing light on to a feature wall away from the bed. You need focused task lighting at a dressing table, so ensure that this is on a separate switch. A dimmer switch is crucial for mood lighting, and do make sure that bedside lamps can be switched off separately. For anyone who is gadget mad, you can get a voice-activated light switch so you can tell your lights to switch on or off without getting out of bed.