Bedroom Decorating Ideas: 8 Unexpected Ways to Get Bold With Lighting in the Bedroom

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: 8 Unexpected Ways to Get Bold With Lighting in the Bedroom

Adrienne Breaux
Nov 15, 2014
(Image credit: Smitten Studio )

Lighting in the bedroom is always a great way to warm up the space (as well as provide much needed function) but it can also be a way to bring the boldness. Try on one of these unexpected ways to use lighting in the bedroom for a space that won't bore you one bit.

Pictured above: Replace the central, standard (and probably boring) light fixture your bedroom's ceiling came with, with something eye-catching that hangs. As seen in this room found on Smitten Studio, a fixture made of natural materials adds to the beauty of all the room's design elements.

In Emily Henderson's bedroom makeover, bold, bright hot pink hanging lights flank the bed. They work because they're oversized and dramatic, and tie in with color with the rest of the space. From Guest Post: Emily Henderson's Bedroom Makeover Exclusive.

Go for something off-centered or that matches a bold wall color — or both! Unlike the example above it, the room above catches the eye with an off-centered light fixture. The light also wows by being the same color as the bold wall paint. Seen on COCOCOZY.

A pair of wall-mounted lights, particularly if they point their light on either the bed or a distinctive design element, is always going to be a bold addition to the bedroom. But though some designs can set your wallet back a bit, you can also try DIYing a pair to save money and customize to your liking. We spotted these IKEA hacks on Shine Your Light Blog.

Why only go for one type of lighting? Create a bold, beautiful and bohemian-feeling bedroom with a mix of lighting types, from table lamp, to hanging overhead light to floor lamp and more. This example from House Beautiful.

Take a modern arching floor lamp usually reserved for styled living rooms and transport it directly into the bedroom. Nestled in a corner over a reading nook or even over the bed would be quite the bold look. Look for a vintage steal to get this look on a budget. This room seen on Arkpad.

(Image credit: Goursaud)

Hanging a bold light over the bed is always an exciting choice, especially when you make it black colored and dramatic. This example spotted in Goursaud's Bold & Playful Home.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

Even better than one bold light fixture over the bed? Multiple ones! As seen in this room in Jeff & Joseph's Silver Lake Bungalow, clustering several light fixtures over a bed is quite the dynamic display.

(Image credit: Andie Powers)

Even those on a budget can have a bold look by a grabbing a pair of very big vintage lamps and placing them on two nightstands. Seen in Susan & Herb's Handmade, Mid-Century Split Level.

(Image credit: Andrea Sparacio)

Instead of replacing a central standard light fixture with a hanging light fixture, opt for something with dramatic width instead. This example seen in James' Beautifully Handcrafted Apartment in Clinton Hill.

Have you gotten bold with lighting in your bedroom? Share what you've done in your home in the comments below!

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