Bedroom ceiling light ideas

A bedroom needs to be conducive to rest and relaxation – not to mention quality sleep – while providing a stylish space for everything else when you’re not tucked up in bed (from getting ready to reading a book and watching TV). But many of us get preoccupied with selecting colours, furniture and textiles when it comes to decorating our bedrooms, and lighting can often be an afterthought. Here, we’ll show you how to create a dreamy scheme with a round-up of the best bedroom ceiling light ideas, sure to brighten up any space.

Make a statement

Like any room, your bedroom needs a focal point when it comes to lighting, so consider something oversized or dramatic for the centre of the ceiling, or perhaps over the bed or dressing table. While quiet luxury has certainly been trending of late, there’s no denying that maximalism is back with a bang, so think outside of the box when it comes to colour, material and shape. In particular, chandeliers are enjoying something of a revival and are well worth considering. You can forget the glitzy iterations of the past, though. The latest and greatest designs are contemporary takes that dazzle for all the right reasons. More really is more in the likes of our Mega Junction chandelier – a space-age design with 12 arms in a constellation-like configuration – and our Tubular sputnik, made up of six adjustable silicone light tubes with integrated LEDs. If you’ve got more of a penchant for pendant lighting, you can still choose a talking-point, from our Supernova LED long pendant light, which comprises individual lights in a shape inspired by the galaxy, to our Makiko pendant, inspired by Japanese panelling and crafted organically from wire. Alternatively, if you don’t plan for the light to sit or hang directly over something, you could opt for a longer pendant style, such as the Skipper multi pendant light by Tom Raffield, the Basalt nine pendant light from Tala or the Melt pendant system by Tom Dixon. Perfect for making a corner pop.

Have some direction

From spots in the ceiling pointed towards the right places, to lights above artworks on the walls to illuminate details, directional light certainly has a place in the bedroom. For the best lighting for a bedroom ceiling, we recommend our Milton 3 arm semi flush light in a matt-black and brushed-brass finish with three heads that can be adjusted for directing light where it’s needed, whether towards an armchair for reading a book or an architectural detail for highlighting a feature, while it can be complemented with the similarly adjustable Milton wall light for a cohesive look. Top tip: why not wallpaper a single wall and point your directional light towards it so it picks up on the intricate design? Similarly, shine it on the artwork you’re particularly proud of so you can appreciate it the moment you walk through the door.

Select something understated

Sometimes, simple bedroom ceiling lights are best, allowing your space and furniture to do the talking – creating beautiful lighting without being distracting in itself. After all, you can leave the conversation starters for something that sits above your dining table or hangs in your hallway. Understated styles can be found in these small but perfectly formed pendant lights from Tala, comprising a trio of bulbs suspended from a circular white ceiling rose, our sleek and streamlined Saber LED chandelier, which sits flush to the ceiling for a clean line of sight, or the Asteria LED Up light by Umage with a discreet but stylish design.

Three more bright ideas

1 ) Hang pendant lights on either side of a bed to free up space on your bedside tables – they also make for a pleasing symmetry and catch the eye – and adjust the height so they’re just right for reading. 
) Spotlights over a desk make even a WFH area in a bedroom as practical as it is pretty.   
) A layered look always adds a touch of luxury when it comes to lighting, so team ceiling lights with table lamps, pendants and floor styles. It’s all the style of a five-star hotel suite from the comfort of home.  

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