Brighten Up Your Bedroom: 8 Super Stylish Lighting Ideas

Brighten Up Your Bedroom: 8 Super Stylish Lighting Ideas

Eleanor Büsing
Oct 26, 2015


Lighting is one of the most important design elements in any space, especially when it comes to creating a mood, and where is it more important to create a cozy, relaxing vibe than in your bedroom? Unfortunately, it's often ignored in favor of other factors: wall color, bedding, cushions aplenty. Here are 10 stylish ideas to get your bedroom lighting back on track.

Create A Cluster

The bold look of multiple pendants has been trending in living and dining spaces for awhile. If you're planning a reno and can get an electrician on board, why not bring the look into the bedroom? It's certainly impressive, as in the bedroom above, featured on Design*Sponge, and the right grouping can make a huge style impact. Just remember to utilize a dimmer in this space!

(Image credit: Vintage House Daylesford)

Vintage House Daylesford via A House in the Hills

Turn One Into Two

Of course, there's no reason to have an overhead light at all. In this bedroom, the central fixture is wired to two bedside pendants, creating a modern canopy of sorts. It's unique, stylish, and hugely practical to boot.

Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör via Shake My Blog

Use Clamps
Clamp lamps are simply the best. Whether clamped to a headboard, a bedside table, or an overhead shelf, they're a practical and space-saving addition to the bedroom.

Livingetc on housetohome

Try A Lantern
Or how about this: a lamp that isn't a lamp at all. If you like to relax with candles in the bedroom, hanging lanterns and candle-powered chandeliers create ambiance where there might not be an electrical outlet. Bonus points if the fixtures you choose looks beautiful sans light as well, like all of these do.

Embrace The Mismatch
Can't agree with your partner on a bedside light? There's no need! A modern mix, like this table lamp-and-pendant combo, keeps the eye moving and is charmingly casual.

(Image credit: Alexi Hobbs for Dwell)

Keep It Versatile
Remember that the bedroom is for more than just sleeping; you might also be getting dressed or doing work in this room. This height-adjustable bedside pendant can be adjusted to give more ambient light (high) or reading light (low). It also look pretty cool, no?

(Image credit: Facing North With Gracia)

facing north with gracia via Decorating with Light: 10 Pretty Ways to Use String Lights

Give (Grown-Up) Fairy Lights A Go
Fairy lights often have a hint of college dorm about them, but the soft glow they give off is still so beautiful. For a grown-up take on the look, give globe lights a try, and limit their use to a single, well-placed string.

Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör via my paradissi

Use A Modern Mix
None of the three types of light in the bedroom above—a string of globe lights on the wall, a vintage-style enamel pendant, and a light-up globe by the bed—are typical for a bedroom. But used together, they create a personal, quirky look for this space, so be sure to think outside the box when it comes to bedroom lighting.

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