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In the same house, the daughter’s room features a chandelier found on 1stdibs, and has an Italian shell bed from the owners’ former house in Europe. The mirrored side table is from JF Chen.
In the master bedroom of an Upper West Side apartment, the room’s white and gold pendant is reflected in the gilded mirror. A Hästens bed is dressed in linens by Sferra and Olatz, the circa-1970 side tables are by Milo Baughman, and the lamp is by Taylor; the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cinder Rose, and the photographs are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.
4 | Visualizer: Amir Cherni Layers of spotlights and indirect lighting play over an impressive variety of luxurious textures. It would be hard to go wrong with any lighting choice in a room like this one, but this example demonstrates the most attractive approach.
28 | Visualizer: Anwar Al Jufrey KhalidWhile the natural lighting from the windows plays an unmatched role in this industrial-inspired bedroom, the elongated fixtures drive the point home.
25 | Designer: Penint Design StudioCopper shades by Tom Dixon look fabulous on their own but groupings like these allow each light to play against the polished surfaces of its neighbors – especially effective here, combined with LED strips along the edges of the wall panels.
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26 | Visualizer: Svetlana NezusTextural walls transform depending on the lighting elements that surround them. Here, side-mounted lighting flows across the hills and valleys of the cratered surface.
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11 | Visualizer: Alexey Evgrafov Here, the indirect lighting leans toward an orange tone to give the cabinetry a warmer feel. Since many decorators choose wood for its warmth, this lighting trick proves infinitely useful.
Bedroom lighting can range from basic to bold, and dimmed to dramatic. Whatever your style, these 35 rooms are all the inspiration you need for a uniquely-lit space to read, relax, and of course, doze.
24 | Designer: he.D Creative GroupSmartly grouped pendant lamps are the real show stopper in this bedroom. The integrated lighting to either side adds to the atmospheric effect but doesn’t overshadow the artistic pieces displayed in the foreground.
At their house in Marrakech, Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes’s daughter’s room features a light fixture by Claire Norcross for Luminosity. The floor is paved in starburst floor tiles by their firm, Popham Design. The iron bed is a flea market find.
In this Paris home, the guest bedroom boasts two ornate chandeliers. The custom Turquerie-style sofa bed and canopy are covered in a hand-printed cotton that was also used on the walls.
20 | Visualizer: Amir CherniThis backlit wall panel reflects the strapwork on the sliding bathroom door. A programmable option would be such a cool addition to any home.
In a North Jersey home, the master bedroom’s reading light is by Stephen Miller Siegel and the vintage lamp bases are from Ruby Beets. The bed and side tables are custom designs, the linens are by Frette, the walls are upholstered in a Pindler fabric, and the carpet is by Woolshire Carpet Mills.
In an Oakland, California master bedroom, the George Nelson pendant light is from Design Within Reach. The bed by Room & Board is dressed with a Libeco duvet, the antique chest is English, and the custom love seat is upholstered in a China Seas fabric. The rug is an antique Heriz and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Anchor Gray.
2 | Designer: Who Cares?! DesignHere, a gorgeous lit shelf and wall feature circles around the bed to form the headboard and bed platform. In the darkness it switches to dramatic mood lighting. Adjustable lights are fantastic for this sort of application.
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17 | Visualizer: Roman MovliaikoHere, clean minimalism gains a sense of decoration through the pure and intangible contribution of indirect lighting.
In the master bedroom of a penthouse apartment on the French Riviera, the bed is flanked by palm tree sconces and topped with a mohair blanket from the French Alps. The 1950s English bedside table is mahogany, and the hand-painted wallpaper is 19th-century English.
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Inside a house in Uruguay, the master bedroom’s floor lamp and chair were found in Buenos Aires, the rug is an antique Bolivian poncho that was a gift from Claessens’s mother, the painting is by Claessens and the antique shutters were bought at auction in Montevideo, Uruguay.
In the master bedroom of designer Jean-Louis Deniot’s Parisian apartment, the crystal lamps and bronze ceiling pendant are by designer Deniot. The leather rug is by Serge Lesage, the walls are in a custom color, and the portraits are from the 16th century through the 1960s.
9 | Visualizer: Maxim TsiabusClassic oversized wall sconces radiate light toward the ceiling and the side tables. Subtle lighting beneath the bed contributes to a more purely aesthetic and atmospheric purpose, yet could still help direct the resident toward the bed in the dark of the night.
21 | Visualizer: Gaurav KumarLight and textural patterns interact directly with this incredible bedroom feature wall. The waves look dynamic and full of motion, but give the resident complete control. We like how the lilac matches the hue of the vanity stool.
In this French Duplex, the bedroom’s chrome pendant light is a modern addition to this classic room. The cedar bed, knotted-rope furniture, and sculptures are by passionate collector Christian Astuguevieille.
12 | Visualizer: Omar Essam While many of the previous bedrooms used indirect lighting, few incorporate the lights in a spot as unusual as this one. Positioned in the middle of the headboard wall, these recessed lights offer a distinctive twist on a popular design trend.
1 | Visualizer: Xristo Toskov Aim pendant lamps by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec dance in the middle of a spectacular backlit bed platform. The platform itself ascends the wall and wraps around to the ceiling for a cozy and enclosed feeling even within a large space.
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In designer Megan Winters’ Chicago home, the bedroom features a hide rug by Kyle Butning. The toile is by Lee Jofa, the vintage chandelier is French, and the table lamps and wallcovering are by Ralph Lauren Home.
In a Brooklyn townhouse, the master bedroom’s light fixture is from West Elm and the sconces are by Serena & Lily.The bed by Ballard Designs is upholstered in a Lake August fabric and topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket and a pillow from Breuckelen Berber. The painting is by Alex Mason and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl.
23 | Visualizer: N-Gon ArchvizHere’s another brilliant combination of wall panels and lighting. The panels in this bedroom carry a great amount of visual weight to match the sturdy furniture used throughout the room.
8 | Visualizer: Cristiano Rosa Backlit paneling highlights the artwork hung over it, with bright shelves to the right for emphasis. This room demonstrates how lighting features can add incomparable spice to an otherwise minimalistic space.
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10 | Visualizer: Jay PatelRecessed lighting illuminates the places where the ceiling pulls away from the walls, making the bedroom feel more open. Adjustable cantilever lamps are a good option for bedside lighting, providing a longer reach for nighttime reading.
16 | Visualizer: Yovo BozhinovskiAn angular lighting feature draws extra attention to the mural on the concrete wall.
18 | Visualizer: Saimir BrahoColor temperature is a huge facet of lighting. Here, the cool blue and warm yellow create a sense of contrast that energizes the rest of the room. The swing arm wall lamps on either side add to the drama.
In a Park Avenue apartment, the vintage bedside tables by Enrique Garcel are topped with lamps by Porta Romana.The custom-made bed is upholstered in a velvet by Dedar, and the chair is by the Campana Brothers. The hand-painted wallpaper is by Gracie, the curtains are of a silk linen by Christopher Hyland, and the rug is by ABC Carpet & Home.
A fixture constructed of paper plates by Christopher Trujillo playfully evokes clouds in a bedroom designed by Stephen Sills in a storied Manhattan apartment building. The custom-made bed is upholstered in a Pierre Frey fabric, and the bedside tables are from Crate & Barrel.
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In a luxurious Palm Springs home, the bed in the master bedroom, which features task lamps attached to the headboard, came with the house. It is dressed in Barbara Martin linens with a blanket and shams by Hermès. The painting is by Daryl Edwards and the wood screen and marble bedside tables are estate-sale finds.
The bed, dresser, and side tables in the master bedroom of a Mexican home are by Roche Bobois; the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller, the bedside lights are by FontanaArte, and the wall is painted in Patagonia byComex.
15 | Visualizer: Wladimir SapyanAccent wall panels like these look even more dramatic with the addition of recessed lighting. Light seeping out between each “crack” helps these panels inspire thoughts of cooling magma.
The warmer color temperature only enhances this effect.
The guest room in the poolhouse of this Bridgehampton farmhouse features an 11-candle chandelier adorned in justice roping. The bed is by John Himmel and is dressed in Schweitzer Linen bedding. The rug is Restoration Hardware, and a blue and white table lamp sits on top of the Swedish painted chest.
Bedroom lighting so often seems like a second thought. Dark bedrooms are great for sleeping, but too little light hinders other activities taking place there. #ledlighting #LED Slaapkamerverlichting, verlichting in de slaapkamer.
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13 | Visualizer: Maxim TsiabusA textured accent wall relishes its unique lighting arrangement to highlight the peaks and valleys. The black lamp to the right is the Atollo table lamp by Vico Magistretti.
3 | Visualizer: Ilya Leg4atov Indirect lighting above the accent wall pairs well with two statement pendants hanging low above each side table.
Whether you retire to a small alcove or a grand master suite, odds are you use your bedroom for more than just sleeping. And while dark rooms are great for getting your eight hours, too little light keeps you from doing much else.
5 | Visualizer: FrontopMore indirect lighting offers decorative influence. Indirect lighting is always great for bedrooms because it’s less intense, and eliminates the need for ceiling lighting which can shine directly into the eyes when laying down and trying to relax.
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22 | Visualizer: Elena ZhulikovaGorgeous wall panels tilt at various angles and shine with integrated lighting interspersed throughout. Additional lighting near the desk draws the eye to the vertical garden.
In a minimal apartment, the neon wall sculpture in the master bedroom is by Glenn Ligon, and the Corian platform bed, a custom design, is dressed with Belgian linens; the circa-1960 bedside tables are by Joseph-André Motte, and the walls are sheathed in a Marmorino wall finish.
Lighting is art. Decorators balance a wide range of needs to achieve a practical and beautiful bedroom lighting arrangement, every factor touching multiple points. Consider placement – a decision influenced by lifestyle choices like whether the resident loves physical books or prefers videos from a bright screen, but the photo tour below also shows its aesthetic impact. Intensity and color temperature are two more elements that seem practical at first, but can make all the difference between waking up to a bright and cheerful room in the darkness of an early morning or basking in low and mysterious mood lighting before drifting off to sleep.
27 | Designer: Room DesignLighting choices become even more important in a room as dark and mysterious as this one. It adds an element of sophistication to the textural black wall, while the Agnes Chandelier in the foreground captures attention immediately.
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The circa-1970 Mazzega ceiling light in the master bedroom of this Hudson River home was found at a Paris flea market.The bed is upholstered in an Edelman leather and dressed in Pratesi and Frette linens, the bedside tables are by Jallu Ebénistes, and the Carol Egan stool from Maison Gerard is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric.
7 | Visualizer: Quang ĐạtHere, functionality is key. Indirect lighting illuminates the bed whereas recessed lights in the hallway address an explicit purpose.
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In Andy Cohen’s Greenwich Village apartment, the shades on the vintage Pierre Giraudon green-resin nightstand lamps from John Salibello match the Ralph Lauren Home wallpaper in the master bedroom. The bed is upholstered in a Maharam plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with Pratesi linens.
This joyful bedroom designed for Aerin Lauder’s son in an East Hampton home features electrifying shades of blue from the walls to the bed and pendant. The zebra painting is by Andy Warhol.
Amanda Seyfried’s dog, Finn, relaxes in the master bedroom of her Catskills home, where The pendant light is by &tradition, and the beadboard walls are painted in Ammonite by Farrow & Ball.The bed is by Restoration Hardware, the bench is from Gilt and the rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.
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The large hanging lantern in the bedroom of artist Anne Becker’s Manhattan apartment provides an additional light source to the room already flooded by light through the wood shutters by designer Gregory Bissonnette and stained-glass insets by Jacqueline Rusca. The suzani coverlet is from Sheherazade.
19 | Visualizer: AlgedbaThis regal bedroom is inspiring in so many ways, but it’s made even more spectacular with the addition of crystal beads as a fringe for the recessed lighting on the ceiling. It almost looks like a build-in chandelier installed solely to frame the bed.
Tucked into a tidy alcove in Steven Gambrel’s Art Deco apartment, this custom bed is upholstered in a Zimmer + Rohde fabric, while the houndstooth pillows are in a Holland & Sherry fabric, and the 1950s sconces are by Ignazio Gardella.
In the master bedroom of this Los Angeles farmhouse, the light fixture made from vintage airplane trusses is from Get Back Inc., the giltwood settee is Italian, the Swedish rug is from Lief, and the flooring is walnut.
6 | Visualizer: Leu KhanhCloth pendants offer a casual chic take on country decor – a lovely contrast to an otherwise refined and modern space.
In the master bedroom of this West Village apartment, the sconces are by Jason Koharik. The bed and side tables are custom designs, and the walls are sheathed in a custom grass cloth by Work + Sea.
A crystal chandelier dangles above the bed inside an Italian castle. The Red Room’s bed and bedside tables were made for the castle in the late 19th century, and the bedding is by Ralph Lauren Home.
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The Lantern in this Greenwich Village penthouse is 19th-century Indian. The bed is upholstered in a Robert Kime stripe and dressed in antique French linens, the side table is 18th-century English, and the landscape paintings are English, French and American. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off-White.
14 | Visualizer: Buro 82Tiled wall panels are brilliant on their own, but clever lighting can bring additional attention to a feature otherwise overlooked. Here, the integrated lighting creates the illusion that the concrete panels are woven like a basket.
In a NYC apartment, the guest room’s Roberto Rida lamp is from Bernd Goeckler and the curtains are of an Osborne & Little fabric.The Joseph Jeup bed is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric, the bench by Anne and Vincent Corbiere is covered in a Soie de Lune fabric, and the bedside table is by HH Ruseau.
In the same house, the rainbow pendant plays off the array of colors in the kid’s room. A Room & Board bunk bed is dressed in vintage suzanis from Uzbekistan, the school desk is from Windsor Place Antiques, the shades are of a fabric by Flock and the vintage rug is Turkish.