At Southern Lights, we know how important your bedroom is to you. The space is meant to be your haven, a place where you can relax at the end of a long day or sleep in on the weekends before getting up and doing things around the house. When it comes to bedroom lighting design, there are a few things to keep in mind, regardless of if you’re renovating your home or building a brand new house.
Our lighting showroom is filled with amazing fixtures that can look great in your bedroom. We have bedside lamps, ceiling fans, wall sconces, and so much more, making it easy to find exactly what you want for your master bedroom, guest room, or kid’s room. Our lighting experts are always happy to sit down with you and talk about which styles and sizes will be best, and they can answer any questions you have about bedroom lights.
There are three layers of lighting to consider for every bedroom — ambient, accent, and task lighting. Ambient lighting refers to the general illumination within a space, and it’s usually provided by a central overhead fixture such as a ceiling fan or a small chandelier. When it comes to finding a new ambient fixture for a bedroom in your home, it’s important to consider how large the space is, how it’s laid out, and how you plan on using the room.
In addition to your main ceiling fixture, ambient lighting can also be provided by recessed bedroom lighting. Well-placed recessed fixtures can supply more light in the corners and edges of the room, and are a great choice for bedrooms with a ceiling that’s higher than 8 feet. It’s important that these recessed lights are put on their own controls, such as a dimmer switch, so you can set the level where you want it based on your mood or the time of day.
The right ambient light is key in a bedroom, no matter how big or small it is. Come to our showroom today to find the perfect ambient fixtures for your home!
The second layer of lighting, accent lighting, is intended to bring your bedroom illumination to the middle section of the room. The overhead fixtures are providing ambient light, but your accent fixtures bring everything to eye level. Options such as wall sconces and bedside lamps can provide ambient light that makes the bedroom more intimate and comfortable.
Accent fixtures can be installed to shine light both upwards and downwards, creating more balance in terms of how the bedroom is illuminated. They can also act as a main source of light when you don’t want to turn on the overhead fixture, such as early in the morning or late at night. Bedroom accent lights tend to be warmer in terms of color temperature, creating that cozy feeling that’s so important for every bedroom to have.
When shopping for new bedroom lights, there are two things to keep in mind — how will the new fixtures look in the space and will they function the way you need them to. At Southern Lights, we understand the challenges that can come with purchasing new lighting, which is why our staff stays up-to-date on all the latest lighting design trends and styles. Our showroom is filled with options from leading lighting manufacturers, and we’re more than happy to explain the features and benefits of any fixture that catches your eye.
You can start with either function or style, but keep in mind that it’s best to find fixtures with a balance of both. For example, you may find a lamp that looks absolutely amazing, but how well will it function in your bedroom? On the other hand, you may find a wall sconce that fits perfectly in the space, but its style doesn’t match the design vision you have for your bedroom. No matter the situation, our team can help you find the right balance of function and style.
Lighting the master bedroom is often at the top of the list when you move into a new home. You want to set up the space for ultimate comfort, and lighting plays a big part in that. Once you have all of the furniture in place, you can begin setting up your lamps in the right spots. As for the dedicated fixtures, such as the overhead lights and wall fixtures, you may want to update them with modern options that fit better with your personal tastes. The same is true for any homeowner who’s lived in a house for several years — the master bedroom is first on the list when it comes to lighting upgrades.
Installing new dedicated fixtures in your master bedroom can take time, as you need to make sure you have the proper wiring for a new chandelier and new recessed lights. Our team can work with you to create an installation plan, so that you have new lighting sooner rather than later. As for lighting styles, we can look through numerous options to narrow down exactly what you want for your master suite, whether that’s European-inspired fixtures or something more contemporary.
The master bedroom is your retreat, where you can get away from the world and relax or sleep for a few hours. It may also be where you spend time watching TV or reading on Saturday and Sunday morning. It’s imperative to have the proper lighting, and we’re here to help you find it!
The guest room (or rooms) in your home don’t get used all the time, but when you do have people coming to stay, you want to make sure they’re comfortable during their visit. As for guest bedroom lighting, the same ideas apply as those for your master bedroom. Having ambient, accent, and task fixtures will make the guest room feel complete, although you likely won’t need as many fixtures as you have in your master suite.
For the overhead light, think about installing a semi-flush mount fixture. If the ceiling is higher than 8 feet, you can consider a large pendant light that hangs down, but you don’t want the fixture to protrude too far into the space. For accent lighting, wall sconces might be an option, or you can stick with a well-placed floor lamp in the corner of the room. Task lighting will come from the bedside lamps, as well as perhaps a small desk lamp on the top of the dresser or wardrobe.
The right guest room lighting will make the space comfortable and inviting, which is all a person is looking for when they stay with you. Visit us today to find fixtures that can work for your home.
For a child’s bedroom, lighting is often more about practicality than beauty. However, you still want fixtures that your child enjoys, such as sports-themed lamps or overhead lights that remind them of outer space. Depending on the ages of your children, you may need lights for a play area inside their bedroom, as well as a desk lamp for the spot where they do their homework. Bedside lamps are also a must, especially if you plan on snuggling in beside them each night to read a story.
It’s also important to remember that your children will grow up and the style of lighting in their room will have to change. Installing contemporary dedicated fixtures, such as overhead and wall lights, can keep the room feeling updated as your child gets older. You can swap out those sports-themed lamps at the same time you change the sports-themed wallpaper, and you can have your child help you choose which lamps and other lights they want for their room.
There will also come a time when the space will no longer be your child’s bedroom, either when they head off to college or move out on their own for the first time. When that happens, you may turn the space into a guest room, home office, or media room, and whichever you choose, it can be nice not to have to replace too many light fixtures.
Whether you’re updating your master bedroom, guest room, or child’s bedroom, the one thing that cannot be forgotten is new lighting controls. Every room has a main switch for the ceiling fan or overhead fixture, but what about your new recessed lights and wall sconces? Having individual switches for each set of fixtures can make your lighting more versatile, and it will give you more control over which lights you have on during the morning, the afternoon, and the evening.
As we mentioned above, dimmer switches are a must for any bedroom with recessed lighting. Being able to adjust these ceiling lights can help you set the mood inside the bedroom, as well as keep the lights low as you’re getting ready for bed. There are a number of dimmer options to choose from, as well as smart lighting controls that can give you the ability to set lighting “themes” for your bedroom based on time of day or which fixtures you want to turn on gradually as you wake up in the morning.
Wiring is an integral part of any room’s lighting design, and in the bedroom, it’s important to have the right number of outlets for your new floor, table, and desk lamps. If you want your bed to sit along a certain wall, but there aren’t outlets on that wall for your table lamps, then that’s something to consider as you have an electrician add and update the wiring in the room. Once these outlets are in place, you can add lighting timers so that your lamps turn on and off at the same time each night.
New bedroom lighting is never far away when you work with Southern Lights. Our online catalog is filled with outstanding options for every bedroom in your house, and you can find that Rustic chandelier you’ve been dreaming of, as well as those Tiffany table lamps you’ve always wanted for your guest suite. You can shop online for bedroom lights from the comfort of your own home, or you can schedule an appointment with one of our certified lighting experts to discuss design, layout, installation, and more. We’ll gladly sit down with you and go over all of the options you have when it comes to updating your bedrooms.
At Southern Lights, our commitment is to helping every customer find the lighting they need for every room in their house. If you’ve been thinking about buying new bedroom lights, or you’ve come up with a bedroom design for a home you’re going to build in the near future, contact us today to see how we can assist you. There’s nothing we love more than seeing someone find that perfect chandelier, ceiling fan, wall sconce, or table lamp for their bedroom. What’s more, we know that those customers will leave our showroom with lights they’ll be able to use and enjoy for years to come.