Lighting is one of the most important elements when it comes to interior design, and if you’re considering renovating in any way, planning out where and what sort of lighting you want from the beginning is generally considered best practice. That said, these days there are many flexible lighting solutions – plug in wall lamps, battery operated desk lamps, the list is endless. It means that creative updates to our rooms with lighting have never been easier – no need to channel lighting into walls anymore.
Our bedrooms are probably the rooms that benefit most from ambient lighting and LED lighting offers us the perfect opportunity to get creative. From an LED tape dimmer for an ideal bedroom ambience to the joys of a good book under the soft hue of a comforting LED setup, here are some of the most creative LED lighting ideas for your bedroom.
Personal cinema-style lighting
I’ve become a little obsessed with New York studio apartment tours on Tiktok and it’s amazing how creative you be with lighting in any kind of space to zone certain areas and make them special. If space is lacking consider a pull-down projector backed by effective strip lighting, or if you do have a tv adding ambient lighting around the frame, you can give movie night that extra special feeling of the thrills of cinema.
Stylish Bedside Lamps
One of the most timeless, classic lighting pieces that will never fail to add some personality and life to a bedroom is a set of matching lamps. Bedside lamps are a staple in the world of bedroom lighting and the LED bedroom lamp has been growing in popularity as of late.
It is important to consider the overall style and mood of the room, as a brushed silver set of bedside lamps would not bode well with a more traditional, farmhouse-style bedroom. In that case, you would likely be looking for a softer, more relaxed look like distressed wood or a nice rustic metal fixture.
Another factor to consider is if you want an LED as the primary light source in your room. Some people do prefer a softer, yellow light in the bedroom, while others recommend the clear, white light produced by LEDs, so just make sure you are certain that an LED bedside lamp is what you are looking for. Personally, I prefer the clear, white light produced by LED’s, but it may help to direct the lighting upwards to avoid too much glare and create a softer ambience.
Make a reading nook
A few cushions, a nice throw blanket, the soft hum of a desk lamp – you can find many styles of lamps according to your theme from wehomz – and a good book are almost perfect. But what if you could add a new hue to each book you read and add a whole new creative twist on immersive reading?
A good reading nook and some creative lighting can achieve a lot – add some dark red to a horror book, a flourish of soft light to a romance novel, or simply let the LED lights dazzle like stars above the literary images you’re conjuring in your head.
Decorate a vanity mirror
Transform a dull bedroom mirror into a glamorous LED-inspired vanity mirror in no time. All you need to do is carefully place the LED strips around the outskirt of it with the adhesive tape at the back. The perfect level up for mirrors to make skincare and makeup absolutely flawless in these dark winter mornings and evenings.
Add a warm hue for cosy winter nights
One of the biggest benefits of LED lighting strips is the fact that it’s easy to conceal them behind a headboard or under the skirting of a bed. All you really need is some LED strips, a connector or two, and the right colour hue to create a warm and inviting feel around your bed and the entire room as a whole. Select colours that represent warmth and tranquillity for that extra zen feeling.
Make a gaming setup come to life
Having never been a gamer myself (unless you count Tetris in the early 90s), it always makes me chuckle when I learn of the LEAST likely people being massively into gaming. If that’s you, or you have teenage children who love a long-gaming session (after homework obvs), then LED lights are the one! They can be set up around the desk to add more depth and fun to a gaming experience and Some LED lights can even change colour as you play.
I hope you’ve been inspired by the above ideas which are simply a starting point for your LED lights. You can also look on Pinterest and Instagram to see how effective they are in situ and then you’ll be off planning your own literal bedroom glow-up.
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