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Small bedrooms can be difficult to furnish and decorate, since you want to ensure the space doesn't feel cluttered or too busy. One underappreciated aspect of designing small bedrooms is how lights play into the room. The lighting fixtures you choose impact the tone of the room, its practicality, and how you feel spending time that space. To help you choose the best lights for your room, we've compiled a list of 25 of our best small bedroom lighting ideas.
The Alyssa Semi Flush Ceiling Light from Mitzi features beautiful floral accents surrounding each bulb. However, that is not where this room's floral motif ends. Instead, the accent pillow features a similar shape, the nightstand has a plant on it, and the tassels on the rug are reminiscent of the shape. Any motifs or recurring images used in your bedroom can be as subtle or as bold as you like, and these motifs can be incorporated in lighting fixtures as well as everyday accents.
Small bedrooms that have traditional flair typically utilize symmetry with the room's furniture, artwork, and accents. The lights in particular tend to match one another, especially when each is placed on a nightstand. Using identical lights for each nightstand is a great way to simplify the room's design and prevent it from feeling too busy.
Lights don't have to be included to brighten the entire room. In fact, they can be chosen for their ambient lighting and mood. These two fixtures shown here are artistically placed along the headboard of the bed and provide soft lighting to this small space. Whether you want to create a similar tone or something different, it is vital to consider the position of the light(s) as well as their brightness and light temperature.
In small bedrooms, every surface matters. To fully utilize your nightstands, consider using pendant lights above each table instead of setting a lamp on each one. This setup will free the nightstand's surface for accents and necessities while still providing stylish lights for your bedroom.
You will likely use multiple lighting fixtures to illuminate your bedroom. This cozy bedroom uses a floor lamp and a table lamp as the two primary sources of light, and with that, each light helps define the style of the room. To help solidify your room's style, choose lights with similar features, such as rounded drum shades, similar structures, metallic finishes, and detailing.
Small bedrooms don't have to accented with a lot of pieces; instead, the pieces that are included should be used intentionally to further the room's design. This natural bedroom includes minimal artwork and no curtains on the walls and instead chooses to accent pillows, blankets, and nearby accents with different textures. Even the nightstand lamps feature a unique texture in their structure and detailing. Diversifying the presentation of texture and materials in a small bedroom can help you maximize the space and create a very dynamic room.
Nightstand lamps are incredibly diverse with the different styles that they present. When you use these lights in a small bedroom, look at nearby accents and colors for guidance. In this case, the lamp has blue/grey tones in the lamp base and has soft curves to complement the bedspread and other rounded shapes. Each element of the room should be chosen with great intentionality to make the most balanced, masterfully designed small bedroom.
Sometimes, it's worth it to keep your bedroom's color palette at an absolute minimum. The lights you choose can fit into the room's color scheme and even blend into the wall's color if you want it to make a subtle statement. With that, the finish of the light can also complement nearby accent colors like this sconce does with the silver and grey.
If your bedroom features detailed designs and patterns in the bed frame, pillows, blankets, rugs, and other accents, consider using a simple lamp on a nightstand or a simple ceiling light. In order to maximize the impact of those other patterns and designs, it is essential to balance the room visually to prevent it from feeling cluttered or too busy.
If you are creating a moody, small bedroom, lean fully into that aesthetic with the lighting fixtures you choose. The lights can continue the trend of dark colors in the finishes, detailing, or body of the light to help further the room's design. Consider the brightness of the light as well and how it balances with the moody tone of the room as well.
Chandeliers and bedroom ceiling lights come in so many different styles, structures, and designs. You can choose to go with a highly decorative chandelier like the Mitzi Ariel Chandelier, or you can choose something more subdued to suit your room's aesthetic. The important thing to note is how many options there are for lighting fixtures, and how this means you don't have to settle for anything less than the best.
Wallpaper is becoming popular once again, which means there are plenty of new and inventive ways to use the wallpaper to complement nearby lighting fixtures. In this case, the striped wallpaper features vertical lines. The wall sconce atop it follows the same track through its linear design. This setup makes for a very streamlined, modern space, but you can choose lights that stray from the norm if you want a more bold style.
When it comes to small bedrooms, the lights you include are as important as the furniture, fabrics, and other accessories. With the ideas listed above, you can now choose whatever ceiling lights, floor lights, table lights, and wall lights are best suited for your small bedroom's unique style and needs.
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