Who would have thought that lighting up your bedroom would be such a minefield? You need to organise your lighting plans in advance so everything can be wired by the electrician a long time before you start ordering those Farrow & Ball samples (addictive, aren’t they?). Thankfully, the experts at Original BTC are on-hand with some, ahem, illuminating bedroom lighting tips so you can be prepared and inspired.
It certainly pays to think about what kind of lighting you need; if you read a lot at night or don’t have a lot of space, you may want to opt for handy wall lights. Style-wise, light fittings can very wildly and you can choose anything from vintage to industrial depending on the look you’re going for.
TOP BEDROOM LIGHTING TIPS FROM ORIGINAL BTC
Peter Bowles, founder and MD of Original BTC, shares his top lighting tips below.
1. LAYER YOUR LIGHTING
Bedrooms are practical as well as relaxation spaces, so plan your lighting accordingly. Use a mixture of task, mood and accent lighting to create a layered scheme that will work at any time of day and across the seasons – cosy in winter, light and airy in summer.
2. THE RIGHT FIT
Consider different types of light fitting, not just the light they provide. Wall-mounted lights are great space-savers in small, low-ceilinged rooms and are ideal for creating a clean, boutique hotel look.
3. HIT THE SPOT
Remember to illuminate areas such as dressing tables, wardrobes and reading nooks where more focused task lighting is required.
4. GET CREATIVE
Think creatively: floor lights with adjustable arms or even a pair of low-hanging pendants can make dramatic bedside lights.