25 bedroom lighting ideas to create the cosiest space any interior designer would approve of
The options out there for bedroom lighting ideas are pretty endless. Whether you’ve just moved into a new house, are going through a reno, or just fancy giving your favourite room a facelift, we’ve got your back. Because in case you didn’t already know, one of the most important and often under-appreciated factors to consider when decorating is lighting. Especially if it’s the bedroom we’re talking about. You’ll want to get that relaxing ambience spot on, and finding the right lighting combination can really make or break it.
Don’t let that pressure stress you out though, we’ve got some inspired bedroom lighting ideas here ready to transform any sleeping space in an instant, and 25 of the best lamps and light fittings to suit all budgets to shop below.
Your choice of bedroom lighting will obviously depend on your own design theme, furniture and size of the room you’re working with; it also helps to take into account whether it’s a modern blank canvas or a period property full of features. You may want to lean into tradition with a classic fabric shade floor lamp, or contrast it with a contemporary pendant chandelier. Smaller rooms benefit from wall sconces to save on surface space, for example, and larger rooms can carry off more statement shades.
Keep scrolling to find plenty of tips and bedroom lighting ideas, along with 25 of the best lights for the perfect laid-back atmosphere to help you wind down at the end of the day.
1. Flank the bed with wall lights instead of bedside lamps
Installing a pair of sconces in place of bedside lamps not only saves on surface space but also creates a nice feature of the bed. Prefer the traditional look? This mid-century mini shaded style is timeless, or try a more modern adjustable design like this to swing out when reading.
2. Think of lamps like decorative ornaments
If you’re going for an earthy, neutral vibe for your bedroom decor, choosing a ceramic or stone based bedside lamp is a no-brainer. This washed urn adds lovely detail to a room the same way a vase would and this affordable glazed set could pass for ornaments themselves.
3. Create a lighting feature and make the most of small spaces
Short on floor space? Don’t bother with bedside tables and instead hang a ceiling pendant light to make more room for other furniture. We particularly love this sculptural one, or this modern one for a more minimalist take.
4. Opt for a floor lamp for extra cosiness
If you’ve got a larger space, traditional shaded floor lamps like this one work particularly well to make spacious corners feel more intimate. Or think outside the box and have one by the bed if it works better for the space— this slimline one takes up barely any room.
5. Make a statement with a glass lamp
Bedside lights don’t have to be boring; make a stylish statement with a glass lamp (and save on buying decorative vases!). This one fits a neutral colour palette whereas this colourful design would look great in a maximalist room.
6. Pendant chandeliers aren’t just for living areas
Looking to add some modern grandeur to your bedroom? Rather than a few smaller lights, go all out with a centrepiece like this — just make sure to install a dimmer switch to get that cosy evening glow.
7. Introduce texture with a woven lampshade
The secret to great interiors is not just the colour palette, but also a complementing mix of fabrics and textures. Rattan and basket lampshades are a simple way to add interest to any room, even if you’re on a budget.
After more bedroom content? Head this way for bed frames, over here for low platform bed frames and in this direction for bedroom chairs. We’ve also got bedroom rugs, bedside tables and dressing tables any interior designer would adore.