Can't quite put your finger on why your bedroom doesn't feel the welcoming space you want it to be? Perhaps hauling yourself out of bed to reach the room's only light switch is finally getting to you? Or maybe putting on a makeup is more guess work than you'd like?
Getting bedroom lighting absolutely spot on is vital. Not only is good functional lighting necessary for everything from reading to tweezing, but ambient lighting has to be right to make the room feel like an inviting haven.
But that's not all. There is a whole host of bedroom lighting mistakes that many of us repeat over and over when planning bedroom lighting. Here's how to swerve them.
The biggest bedroom lighting mistake is relying on a single pendant bulb over the bed (prison cell chic is yet to become a bedroom lighting trend). Instead, think layering, but layering that's functional as well as decorative.
‘The bedroom functions as a multi-purpose space, so lighting should be versatile and adaptable to different times of the day and different needs,’ says Katie Lion, senior interior designer at Kitesgrove. ‘When considering bedroom lighting, everything from the lampshade to where the lighting is placed should be considered to ensure comfort and practicality.’
These are the bedroom lighting design errors we most commonly make.
BY CHIANA DICKSON