1. Planning your bedroom lighting
Lighting a room can be a real art form, and your bedroom lighting ideas should allow you to add detail and drama. Typically, a bedroom will have multiple light sources, on the floor, walls, bedside and ceiling.
Before you start, ask yourself a few questions. Is the fixture intended to be mainly decorative, adding a pop of colour or intrigue, or will it serve a specific purpose, such as a reading light? Add in energy-saving bulbs, dimmer switches and LED lighting, and you can start to become quite playful with your design.
But you don’t have to think conventionally – pendant lights hanging from the ceiling are very popular now, while subtle strip or spot lighting can be used to great effect, highlighting wall art or other items. Incorporate different areas of the room into your plan, with white wardrobes and mirrors to help reflect the light, making a small space appear larger.