Create A Cosy, Practical Bedroom With Our Ceiling Lights

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As the most private room in a home, bedroom lighting is often the most customised. Many of us use our bedrooms for all kinds of purposes, not just sleeping, and you want it to suit your individual needs. 

Perhaps you frequently work in the room, or your child’s bedroom needs to be suitable for homework. Picking the right lights for a bedroom therefore involves considering the activities you take part in. 

Here are a few tips for picking the ideal lights for your bedroom:

Once you’ve decided on your unique needs, it helps to explore the different options for this room. These include general lighting (the main source of illumination for the room). Netlighting has many stunning ceiling lights for your private space, including chandeliers, flush or semi-flush moulds, and ceiling fans. 

What ceiling lights are most popular for modern bedrooms?

Chandeliers are increasingly popular and more affordable than ever for bedrooms. Mini chandeliers in particular can make a statement and come in traditional and modern designs. 

Crystal designs can provide a luxurious and sophisticated look, making them perfect for larger bedrooms with higher ceilings.

Pendant lights are also more popular than ever for bedrooms. These hang from the ceiling and can be used to create a focal point in the room. They are available in numerous styles, shapes, and sizes, making them versatile for different bedroom decors.

Recessed lighting is another great option for contemporary spaces. Also known as can lights or downlights, these are installed directly into the ceiling. They offer a clean, modern look and can be used to highlight specific areas or provide general lighting.

Flush mount and semi-flush mount lights are a foolproof option. Flush mount lights are especially ideal for low ceilings and  provide ample light without taking up much space.

In comparison, a semi-flush mount hangs slightly below the ceiling, creating a small gap. They are great for adding a bit more design flair while still being suitable for lower ceilings.

Bedrooms benefit from what’s known as ‘task lighting’.

This is lighting designed for activities like reading, working or applying cosmetics. In such cases, table lamps, desk lamps or wall-mounted sconces are the ideal solution.

Many people also like to include accent lighting. This can highlight your favourite architectural features, artwork or decor. Typical designs include recessed lighting, track lighting, or picture lights.

Take into account the size of your bedroom. 

Smaller rooms usually benefit from a single ceiling fixture or a pair of bedside lamps. However, larger bedrooms might look better with several layers of lighting, including a central fixture and additional lamps or sconces, which may be necessary to ensure the room is well-lit.

Choosing the right bulbs is also key. There are several different options which can affect the ambience of your room:

  • Warm white (2700K-3000K) for a cosy and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Neutral white (3500K-4000K) for a balanced, natural light.

  • Cool white (5000K-6500K) for a bright, energetic feel (often used in task areas).

For general lighting, it’s best to aim for about 2,500-4,000 lumens for the entire room. Meanwhile, task lighting should be around 400-800 lumens per fixture.

Netlighting can help you find the right style of lighting for your bedroom.

No other room is more personable than this one. You want ceiling lights which complement your sense of style and interior design scheme. Popular styles of lighting for bedrooms include sleek, minimalist designs with clean lines.

However, other people prefer traditional ornate fixtures with classic details. In recent years, industrial lighting has come in vogue. Raw, utilitarian designs are especially popular with those who want a more masculine look. Scandinavian lighting is another popular option since it’s simple, functional, and features natural materials.

You want bedroom lighting to be easy to control. 

Many of our lights have dimmer capabilities to allow you to create different moods. Modern smart lighting can also be controlled by your smartphone or voice commands, offering flexibility and convenience.

The way lights are placed and layered makes a big difference. For ceiling lights, these should generally be located in the centre of your room for effective illumination. However bedside lamps should obviously be on nightstands or wall-mounted for reading. 

Meanwhile, floor lamps are best placed in corners or near seating areas to fill in shadows. Accent lights should go around artwork, architectural features, or decorations. 

Netlighting has many energy efficient options for your home. 

Our fixtures can all use LED bulbs, which are renowned for being energy-efficient and long-lasting. They are  available in various colour temperatures and brightness levels.

Once you’ve decided on the right fixtures, it’s vital to ensure they’re securely installed. 

All our lighting products meet the latest safety standards and regulations.

Netlighting has products from many leading manufacturers, including excellent-value brands like Merano, Luminosa, Schuller, Ideal Lux, and Spring Lighting. 

Discover more about our range of ceiling lights. Or simply contact us for more information.