11 Clever Bedroom Lighting Ideas

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Bedrooms benefit from several different types of lighting: task lamps near the bed, a central light, decorative lighting, and more. A lot of fun can be had with light to make your space cozy, but sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. Here are 12 bedroom lighting ideas to consider:

1. Utilize bedside hanging pendants.

They add visual interest and clear up nightstand space. Plus, installing hanging pendants can be a DIY project.

2. Try out bedside drop pendants.

This is another way to clear up a nightstand, and it looks more simple and clean than the previous option.

3. Go for a sputnik chandelier.

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Chandeliers don't always need to be glitzy and gaudy. A sputnik style works great in a modern or industrial space.

4. Opt for bedside single-arm sconces with exposed bulbs.

Exposed bulbs add an industrial feel to any space, and sconces clear up nightstand space. Learn about the proper height for a bedside wall sconce here.

5. Have fun with an LED accent.

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Whether it's an abstract shape or the outline of a cactus, decorative LEDs do double duty: They provide a bit of light and a bunch of style.

6. You can't go wrong with classic table lamps.

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We never said there's anything wrong with trusty table lamps. Check out some stylish options here.

7. Or with a classic floor lamp.

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Floor lamps are chill, too. We've picked some unique options for your consideration here.

8. Create magic with fairy lights.

Fairy lights add the perfect boho touch to a bedroom. Check out how to DIY a curtain out of lights here.

9. Allow your fireplace to provide a warm glow.

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If you happen to have a fireplace in your bedroom (we're envious), don't forget to light it every once in a while! Otherwise, you could DIY a fake one and light some pillar candles inside. Very cozy.

10. Bedside single-arm sconces with glass shades save space.

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And they can also add a dash of texture and color to your bedroom.

11. Keep it practical with a ceiling-fan light.

Who says ceiling-fan lights need to be ugly? Try out a trendy farmhouse ceiling fan instead, for example.


Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.