Bedroom lighting design is an important part of creating a comfortable and functional space. Whether you want to create a cosy atmosphere or an entertaining ambience, the right lighting can make a big difference to the overall look of a room. In this blog post, we explore some important aspects of bedroom lighting design and offer tips and ideas for achieving the perfect lighting.
Light is one of the main drivers of our circadian rhythm and has a significant impact on our overall health and well-being. Bedroom lighting is often overlooked when planning your home lighting design – it is, after all, a room where darkness is usually the goal – but it’s important to manage light properly in the bedroom to make it easier for you to wake up in the morning and fall asleep. at night. So think about what is required when designing bedroom lighting.
Bedroom lighting according to use
First, it is important to consider the primary functions of the bedroom and how lighting can support these functions. For example, do you need bright task lighting for reading or getting ready in the morning? Or are you looking for a softer, more atmospheric light for relaxation?
Bedroom lighting design is an important factor in creating a comfortable and functional space. By taking into account the main functions of the room and using a combination of different light sources, you can create lighting that meets your needs and enhances the overall atmosphere of the room. Remember to also take into account the colour temperature of the lamps and the role of natural light in the room. With the right lighting design, you can turn your bedroom into a relaxing and inviting escape.
Bedroom lighting design – Luminaire types
Ceiling lighting, such as a ceiling light or chandelier, can provide general illumination throughout a room and has often been the primary source of light in bedrooms. Choose a light fitting that suits the size of the room and consider adding a dimmer switch to better control the light level. A popular solution is the plafond for the bedroom.
Wall lights can be great for evening activities such as reading. They also add a decorative touch to the room. They can be fixed directly to the wall or to the end wall. A popular solution is reading lights on the wall.
Table lamps, which can be placed on a bedside table or other surface, are a versatile lighting option that can provide both reading and general lighting. Choose a lamp with a dimmer for flexibility. Also use a light-coloured shade to avoid shadows that interfere with reading.
In addition to these primary light sources, it is also worth considering accent lighting to add visual interest and highlight specific areas of the room. This means the use of LED striplighting in indirect structures such as downlights or plinths. You can also use stripLED stripto give light to the cabinet.
Coloured lights for the bedroom
Children’s rooms in particular need something that children want. RGB light for the bedroom! It is very popular to use coloured lights in children’s rooms to create a special atmosphere for them. This use of coloured lights in bedrooms was inspired by the spaces of popular Youtubers. It was only from the colour lights on the computers that it later spread to the whole room. Fortunately, good quality RGB led strips also have a good white light…
Bedroom indirect lighting
As with any space, layering three basic lighting options will help you get the most out of your bedroom lighting options, and is key to creating an effective bedroom lighting design.
The most popular way to light a bedroom is indirect lighting. The indirect lighting in the bedroom gives the space an atmospheric look and with the right placement you can make your space truly enjoyable and luxurious to have in your home. Downlights in the bedroom are an easy way to implement indirect lighting in the bedroom.
Indirect lighting in the bedroom can also be retrofitted.
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where the indirect light was installed only after everything else was ready.
In children’s rooms, RGB LED stripare always placed for indirect lighting, with light coming through surfaces.
A peaceful bedroom can be achieved with indirect or spot lighting. Indirect light in front of curtains or in the ceiling brings invisible light into the room, helping to create the atmosphere.
The narrow-angle lighting in the corner of the window can help you relax. Accent lighting also allows you to diffuse light and draw your eye around the room, making the space feel larger and more balanced. When planning accent lighting, it is a good idea to know the furniture in the room.
One of the easiest ways to use lighting to create atmosphere is to use dimmers and temperature-controlled lights.
Bedroom lighting in different areas
If your bedroom functions as more than just a bedroom, you’ll want to add even more flexibility to your lighting design by creating zones. In addition to balancing light, creating lighting zones in different parts of a space can make lighting design and management easier.
Task lighting for bedroom
Experts do not usually recommend combining work and sleep in the bedroom, but sometimes it is unavoidable and nowadays popular. If your bedroom also serves as a workspace, you need to use more light that can be controlled and directed.
For work lighting, the best light would be cooler, at least 4000K. The placement of these lights should take into account in advance where you will place your desk, and creating a separate work area with lighting can help keep your workspace separate from your sleeping area.
Tips for working light support in the bedroom:
- A lamp on your desk or hanging on your desk helps you concentrate on your work
- Position the light so that it does not reflect off the computer screen
The best solution for this is a combination of down lights and indirect light, which can be freely temperature adjusted and dimmed as needed. In other words, the same lighting can make it warm or cool if you want!
The same applies to wardrobes and closets. Well-placed luminaires help to create good lighting without creating shadows. Point the lamps downwards so that the light is directed at your wardrobe and not your eyes.
Only use luminaires with a high CRI or colour rendering index – this will help you wear what you’re supposed to, so you don’t accidentally walk out the door in the wrong colour suit. So quality light helps you see better.
The LED stripin the profile are flexible and easy to attach to the ceiling or cabinet. The ceiling will have a modern light line to illuminate the space. In wardrobes, it is usually mounted above the bar or in front of the top shelf to illuminate clothes.
Tips for wardrobe lighting:
- Use motion detectors for plinth lights to create access to the space, but not too much light
- Door sensors allow you to create light in your cupboard by opening the door
Floodlighting is often used for reading, so it works in the same way as task lighting. Unlike task lighting in the bedroom, however, bed lighting should avoid blue light. Choose warm whites with a low colour temperature of no more than 3000 K.
Tips for bed lighting:
- Soft lighting from the sides prevents the light from shining in your eyes. So use wall lights on the bedside table.
- If you have a smaller bedroom, consider installing a narrow wedge of down lights on top of your bedside table. That way your lamps don’t take up valuable desk space.
Amount of light in bedroom lighting
The brightness and colour temperature of a lamp can both have a positive or negative effect on your activity and your ability to wake up in the morning or fall asleep at night. When choosing the right lamps for your bedroom lighting, there are two things to consider: lumens and light colour temperature.
Lumen in the bedroom
When LEDs are very energy efficient, looking at watts in the traditional way doesn’t help. Lumens are used.
For example, the total number of lumens in a 12m2 bedroom (between all the lamps in your space) will vary between about 2 000 and 4 000, depending on the size of the space, the way it is used and your personal preferences. Different light intensities are recommended for different uses and lighting zones:
- Night luminaires 50-100Lumen
- Cabinet lighting 300-400 Lumen
- Dressing room lighting 1000 Lumen
- Task lighting +1000 Lumen
Colour temperature in the bedroom
Colour temperature is one of the most important aspects of bedroom lighting, as it can have a significant impact on our wakefulness and productivity.
2500-3500K Warm light helps you fall asleep and relax, and creates a cosy atmosphere.
4000K-6500K Cooler white and blue light have been shown to promote alertness by inhibiting melatonin production, making them ideal for task lighting in the workspace.
The right solution for multi-purpose spaces is always to use CCT LED luminaires. This ensures that the amount of light and the temperature of the light is right for each task.
What does it cost to light a bedroom?
Are you ready to design your bedroom lighting? Then you’re probably wondering how much bedroom lighting will cost? The price of bedroom lighting affects the use of space. Is it just a bedroom with a pendant light slot and floor lamps? Will there be indirect light, etc… Here is an example where a bedroom was retrofitted with lighting!
Read about the project and costs here.
Different types of bedroom lamps and their use in bedroom lighting design
Finally, here is a summary of the types of lighting used in the bedroom. By choosing the right lamps for your bedroom lighting, you can create a functional and atmospheric ensemble.
Indirect light: indirect light creates limitless solutions to create mood. Wall lighting through the ceiling or ceiling lighting through the walls. Indirect light is usually always built with downlights and LED stripin profile. Indirect light can also be retrofitted with a profile. LED PROFILE
Spotlights: spotlights are lights used to highlight specific features or areas. They are mounted on the ceiling like general lighting spots, but have a narrow beam. LINJA SPOTIT.
General lights: general lights are spotlights with a wider beam or a plafond for the bedroom. As their name suggests, they bring general light into a space. LINJA SPOTIT.
Step lights: step lights are small, low-level lights used to illuminate a corridor or pathway. They can be embedded in walls so that people can navigate safely in the dark. INWALL
Wall lights: wall lights are lights mounted on the walls of a room. They can be used for general lighting or to create atmosphere. FUNK WALL
Pendant lights: pendant lights are decorative lights that are often used to add atmosphere to outdoor spaces. They can be hung from the roof of a porch or covered terrace.
Some other bedroom lighting design articles:
10 tips for bedroom lighting design
Outdoor lighting design – Consider these points
How does home lighting design affect you?
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A photo gallery of LED lights to help you plan your bedroom lighting:
Product gallery: pictures of products in different installation locations
Indirect light: indirect light in different spaces
Room-specific: Light in different rooms
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