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Bedroom lighting ideas – how to set any mood

The light fixtures in your bedroom don’t just illuminate the space, they can alter the mood, transform the function and add to the aesthetic. Plus, LED lights can really do a lot for your energy savings. That’s why it’s good to know what to look out for when choosing bedroom lights.

A bed on a dark, floral wall, with black SKURUP floor/reading lamps on both sides, plus a TÄRNABY table lamp in a window.
A bed on a dark, floral wall, with black SKURUP floor/reading lamps on both sides, plus a TÄRNABY table lamp in a window.

Setting the foundation with a ceiling lamp

A ceiling lamp on a dimmer is always a good start. For practical light when cleaning, for setting any mood, and for general light that decreases contrast when you’re reading under the bedside lamp. It’s much easier on the eyes.

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A chrome-plated DEJSA ceiling lamp with three opal-white glass shades hanging beside dark grey DYTÅG curtains.
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    Reading lamp at the ready

    Reading lamps by the bed – as all task lights – provide focused light that makes it easier to concentrate for longer periods of time. Many smaller lamps around the room are also a clever trick to make the room feel larger.

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    A black SKURUP floor/reading lamp beside a bed, next to a window with dark grey DYTÅG curtains and a TÄRNABY table lamp.
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      A hand mounting a TRÅDFRI dimmer kit with remote control on a beige DEJSA lamp base, on top of a beige KVARNVIK storage box.
        Making any lamp dimmable couldn’t be easier than with a pre-paired dimmer kit. Just screw in the LED light bulb and press the button on the remote.

        Frederick Allouard RubinInterior Designer

        Mood lighting makes the atmosphere

        Decorative lighting and mood lights have a calming effect. Why not let an opal-white shade fill the room with its soft glow? Add a smart light bulb and it’s super convenient adjusting the brightness with a wireless dimmer.

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        A beige/opal white DEJSA table lamp, round KVARNVIK storage boxes and a branch in a vase on a grey HAUGA chest of drawers.
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