No matter whether your bedroom scheme channels boho vibes or industrial chic, there's a style of light that will suit...
‘The industrial aesthetic showcases functional shapes and raw surfaces and exposes the craft behind designs. Industrial lighting in the bedroom delivers a fabulous design paradox – offering a hard, utilitarian edge to a serene space. To make it work, think zones: choose wall lights for the bedside, and then a more powerful, direct light source near the wardrobe and dressing table. Keep it soft with floor and table lamps, rather than opting for a ceiling light. Give the scheme fluidity by retaining one common accent piece, such as burnished metal,’ explains Victoria Atkin, at Atkin & Thyme.
Chic & Elegant
‘Lighting can play an important factor when creating a luxury style statement in your sleeping space. When selecting lighting for your bedroom try focusing on smaller details such as metal finishes and unique architectural design features that will develop a subtle luxe aesthetic without overpowering your room décor’, says Sam Hood, founder and creative director of Amara. Using gold and brass materials creates a high-end feel, and you could even add an extra layer of glamour with a chandelier or pendant hanging over the bed. For an even subtler touch of elegance you could incorporate a couple of metallic wall lights or even just one stunning floor light for that wow factor, with added class.
A great way to add a sense of texture and some different materials into a bedroom scheme is with natural-style lighting. The use, in current interiors trends, of rattan, bamboo and even cork will help to create a more relaxed, bohemian vibe in the space, which is exactly the atmosphere we want to experience after a long day. This style is particularly suited to ceiling and table lights. You can mix and match these different materials for a fresh and natural look. ‘Create a rustic bohemian look by combining natural materials with industrial twists. Rattan is perfect for weaving and letting the light dance through the shade, while marble and zinc add a rustic finish,’ says Kate Vincent, PR and marketing manager from Graham & Green.
Our bedrooms are very personal spaces compared to the other rooms in the house, so there is more scope for adding special touches to create an area that you feel truly comfortable and relaxed in and reflects your personality. Lighting is a great way incorporate a bit more life and character, as it can be mixed up or changed with the seasons, or even your mood. Beatriz Nuno, product and lighting designer from Made.com, suggests: ‘Use character lamps by your bedside for a simple statement, or use an oversized floor lamp to play with the proportions of the room. Perhaps replace your fabric shade for a moving chandelier to create another layer of light.’ There has been a host of nature-inspired lighting coming through in recent months, so channel the latest trends with one of these pieces.
Article by: Lucy Macdonald