The trend of having multi-functional spaces in the home extends to the bedroom. Of course, not all bedrooms are the same and their functions can also change over time.

The master bedroom is different than a child’s room, which also differs from a young adult’s space. Typically, the largest bedroom in the home is about having your own place, comfort, intimacy, unwinding. The function of a master bedroom remains the same over a long period of time. But children's bedrooms are a different story. As the smaller humans grow, naturally their lighting needs change too. Offer flexibility to adapt lighting to a growing child’s activities.

Read more and learn how to:

  • Use lighting in the bedroom to support the multiple functions and lighting needs of its users
  • Create the right mood, control the ambiance with dimming options and set up your favorite lighting scenes with smart lighting
  • Offer flexible lighting options for children's bedrooms. Use light that can adapt to their activities and create the perfect ambiance
Do's in bedroom lighting Don'ts in bedroom lighting

Do's for bedroom lighting

  1. Combine diffused lighting with spots to ensure basic lighting as well as accents directed to the wall to add a warm feeling.
  2. Position downlighters close to the wall to create warm accents of indirect lighting.
  3. Install multiple switches to control lights from both the bedside and by the door. 
  4. Use different circuits and dimmable light to control the experience, depending on the activity.
  5. For reading, use adjustable lighting on both sides of the bed, shoulder high. Try wall-mounted spotlights, or stylish table lamps.
  6. Use indirect linear wall lighting behind the bed for those intimate moments.
  7. Think of diversity: settling down, reading, picking out clothes - different bedroom activities call for different types of lighting.
  8. Include indirect wall lighting behind the bed to create a feeling of warmth.

Don'ts for bedroom lighting

  1. Think there is one ready-made solution. The bedroom of the parents and that of the children with different needs.
  2. Use only one type of lighting. A mix that works for different activities - unwinding, reading, waking up, picking out clothes, etc., works best.
  3. Just use on/off switches. If you want to have more control over the lighting, dimming options and the use of multiple circuits are a must!
  4. Position lighting above the bed. Rather use the area of ​​​​the ceiling close to the walls.
  5. Provide ceiling lighting only. Wall fixtures, light beams directed at the wall, and bedside lamps give the room more character.
  6. Bathe the room in light. Dimming and indirect lighting are the best options.
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