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40 of the best Bedroom Lighting Ideas

When you think of the bedroom, you probably think of lights out. But a good bedroom lighting scheme is essential to help you wind down or wake up. Read on to learn some useful bedroom lighting ideas.

Pendants Over Lamps

Why have bedside lamps when you could have these gorgeous bedside pendants? Besides making a bold statement, these figures also free up space on your nightstand for flowers and other decor. An abstract art piece above the bed ties the look together.

Vacation Time

Jill Shevlin of Jill Chevlin Design went for a bold tropical look in this twin bedroom. A wicker pendant is the perfect touch, along with floral prints, pink fringe pillows and, of course, a large palm frond.

Mediterranean Escape

Wicker pendants make for the perfect bedside lamps in this neutral, Greek island-inspired design. Leah Atkins of Leah Atkins Design opted for picturesque prints and a rustic headboard. Bedside tables with cut-out details transport you to a Mediterranean escape.

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Beauty in Symmetry

This cozy traditional bedroom features a woven headboard and poufs, plenty of throw pillows and twin nightstands. It’s only natural to choose two matching table lamps to top them. There is always beauty in symmetry.

Never Break the Chains

Sleek dual brass pendants with chain work add a luxe hospitality vibe to this bedroom interior. Benjamin Ibanez of FCI Interiors utilized a wide headboard and round bedside tables to complete the look.

Little Luxuries

Joe Human of Designs by Human crafted a serene backdrop of gray tones for this light-filled bedroom. Luxurious, textured bedding is inviting. Above, a jewelike pendant adds a touch of glam.

Minimal Escape

This modern bedroom features a light wood platform bed and coordinating texture. A large sliding door lets in plenty of light and provides views. A simple bedroom wall sconce with fabric shade complements the minimal decor.

Dignified Gray

Gray doesn’t have to be boring. Add in different textures and fabrics and it can actually feel quite luxe. These rectangular wall sconces add dignity to this sophisticated bedroom design.

Go Global

A textured wicker globe pendant provides the perfect punctuation for this warm bedroom. It ties into the wood bed frame and nightstand, as well as the herringbone floors. Elegant wall sconces with small globes complete the look.

Try Oversize

Pendant fixtures can be a great alternative to bedside tables. Here, an oversize circular pendant is paired with a smaller round nightstand. The effect is dramatic and functional all at once.

Low Ceiling Solutions

For bedrooms with low ceilings, a semi-flush pendant is a great way to make a statement without sacrificing head room. This brass fixture is elegant and fits in with this bedroom’s simplistic decor.

Neutral Prints

A sleek three-arm chrome ceiling fan with light ties together this unique seating area and bedroom. A sheer curtain divides the two allowing for flexibility. Offsetting the neutral palette are cowhide chairs and striped bedding.

Cool Tones

Deborah Bettcher of Deborah Bettcher Decorating Den Interiors went for subtle overall texture on these bedroom walls and ceiling. The soft green tones are echoed in the bedding, rug and lounge chairs. A tiered chandelier is the perfect finish to this restful space.

Yes to Wicker

This bedroom boasts lots of personality. Textured bedding and a graphic print add interest. Textured wicker sconces tie it all together and complement the wood bed frame.

More Than One Pendant

A padded headboard is a nice feature to have in the bedroom. In this design, it extends all the way up to the ceiling. That makes for a nice backdrop for a staggered multi pendant fixture with a single canopy.

Task Lighting

Megan Dufresne of MC Design Shop used industrial-style lamps as bedside table lamps in this whimsical bedroom. Silhouettes of birds take flight above the bed while colorful, patterned pillows ground the look.

Black and White

Black and white is always a striking combo for interiors. This bedroom offers inviting textured linens but also delivers on the drama. Translucent black wall sconces and pendant play off a dramatic abstract art piece.

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Blue Mood

Blue is a soothing color that will send you to dreamland. But before you get to sleep, this stunning pendent will set the ambiance. It filters light through multiple fins and casts interesting shadows on the ceiling.

Gray Zone

Gray is a soothing and cool tone that invites restful sleep. These simple wall sconces provide bedside reading light while coordinating with the modern vibe. A channel-tufted headboard adds a bit of texture and interest.

Accent All White

All white bedrooms are a staple, and for good reason. Avoid making your white bedroom feel too bland by adding a statement light fixture. This beaded pendant adds interest to an otherwise soothing space.

Midcentury Vibes

This sophisticated bedroom is giving off midcentury modern vibes. It features period artwork, a warm wall color and a rattan headboard. Modern globe table lamps cater to the style while providing soft bedside lighting.

Ceiling Sculpture

A streamlined ceiling fan can look almost like a sculpture rather than a functional thing. This sleek silver design coordinates with the gray walls of this restful bedroom setting. Hanging pendants provide bedside light.

Delicate and DeLIGHTful

There’s no need to save the show-stopping multi-pendant fixtures for the entryways and the dining rooms. This pendant features delicate cascading shades. The form works well with the slender metal bed frame.

Ring of Fire

Looking for something unique and ultramodern? This minimal light delivers a ring of light that appears to float above the bed. A bedside floor lamp delivers light for reading.

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Fan Club

Many people like to sleep with a fan running in the bedroom. Unfortunately many fans aren’t attractive. This sleek model is, and fits perfectly within the glass-walled space.

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Sleek Sconces

Sleek wall sconces are a great option for the bedroom. The types that cast light both up and down can provide reading light as well as ambient light reflected from the ceiling. Wall sconces are a great option for a smaller bedroom.

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Bring Me Flowers

This sweet, bright bedroom pairs fresh white linens with white walls and draperies. A simple semi-flush light with clear globes in brass flower-like holders is right at home. Family photos in simple frames and a minimal wood headboard round out the look.

Whimsical Wallpaper

If you want to cultivate a feminine, romantic vibe in your bedroom, consider using wallpaper, pastel tones and an intricate chandelier. The fanciful form of the chandelier plays off the whimsical wallpaper pattern.

Hugs and Kisses

A flower-inspired pendant paired with pink drapes and XO wall art makes for a room fit for a teenager or an adult. These sweet details keep the space feeling light and airy. Bedside lamps balance out mismatched nightstands.

Cozy and Charming

A simple brass semi-flush fixture adds charm to this little bedroom. It coordinates with a brass mirror behind the bed. Accents of pink and red make the space feel cozy and welcoming.

Modern and Masculine

Black wood wall panels and super light herringbone floors give this bedroom a modern, masculine feel. A sleek LED pendant in gray and black tones coordinates nicely. Decor is kept to a minimum to make this space feel restful.

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Reading Light

Another alternative to a bedside lamp is a wall sconce. If you are an avid reader, a sconce with an adjustable arm is your perfect answer to a reading light. The fixture’s black finish coordinates with other furnishings for a cohesive effect.

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Restful Retreat

A beautiful wood bed frame is the focal point is this calming bedroom. A rust-colored pillow picks up on this warmth, as does the simple brass globe pendant above. This is a great approach if you want your bedroom to be a restful retreat.

Sunny Disposition

This colorful bedroom invites you to wake up on the right side of the bed. A sunny orange wall, headboard and bright bedding gives the space a jolt of energy. A brass and glass globe pendant recalls the sun’s rays.

Pop of Pink

Pink pendants pop in this neutral, airy bedroom. If you plan to add a splash of color, try to pick it up in other elements within the space. Here we see a touch of pink in the artworks and textiles in the corner chair.

Touch of Glam

A crystal chandelier enhances the romantic feel of this bedroom. Soft, feminine touches, hints of blush pink and cozy textured surfaces make for a sweet and relaxing retreat. The chandelier adds just the right touch of glam.

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Boho Bedroom

An eclectic boho bedroom design calls for plants, textured textiles and a bit of color. A simple pendant provides overhead lighting and coordinates well with the decor. A cow skull above the bed cinches the look.

Feminine with an Edge

An angular pendant in brass and black stands out against a mostly white backdrop. The fixture coordinates with the bedside lamps. The resulting design is feminine with an edge.

Feature Wall

Make the wall behind your bedroom a feature wall. A dark gray wall is the perfect backdrop for several prints. This ties in with the black and white pendant above themed.

Canopy Bed Meets Can Lights

In this bedroom, the imaginative use of patterns creates an amazing ambiance, enhanced by the charming wallpaper. The room is anchored by a striking gold canopy bed and a matching mirror, adding a touch of elegance. Given the towering height of the bed frame, recessed lighting emerges as the ideal choice, seamlessly blending with the room's aesthetic.

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Hopefully you can implement some of these lighting ideas in your own bedroom. Remember that a multilayered strategy is the most successful. Carefully consider each of your layers of light.


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