With the bedroom being one of the rooms you’ll use most in your home, it’s important to fit the decoration and lighting to your ideal preference. Your bedroom is where you’ll go to not only sleep but to also relax, snuggle and spend your lazy Sundays. Whether you’re upgrading your bedroom or designing your perfect one from scratch, choosing the right light fixtures will enhance its beauty and functionality.

Our expert lighting team at Franklin Lighting in Sarasota, Florida have the experience and knowledge to help you choose the perfect lighting fixtures for your bedroom. Whatever your style preference, room size and budget might be, we can connect you with high-quality lighting solutions. Contact us today.

In this blog post, we’ve put together a guide to make the process of finding lights for your bedroom a bit easier. We offer a variety of bedroom lighting solutions, ranging from ceiling lights to lamps to wall lights.

Determine the lighting solutions you’ll want.

We’re not in college anymore, so your go-to lighting source shouldn’t be the string of Christmas lights you bought at the local dollar store. Try to make your bedroom space your ideal sanctuary, and utilize those Pinterest boards you’ve built up for years! If you want an elaborate chandelier or unique table lamps for your bedside tables, don’t be afraid to look into those lighting options.

Here are a few of our favorite lighting types that can illuminate a room both literally and aesthetically.

  • Ceiling lights. This is a perfect lighting fixture that looks great on the space above your bed. This lighting casts a softer light that can light up the entirety of your room. We also suggest adding a dimmer to this type of lighting so you can adjust the brightness of the room depending on the atmosphere you’re feeling at the moment.
  • Pendant lighting. The use of pendant lights can be a creative way to add your flair and personality to your bedroom. For example, you can hang two pendant lights above your bedside tables to save you table space and give your bedroom a cleaner look.
  • Wall sconces. Depending on the shape and size of your room, wall sconces are a practical addition to add to your bedroom that can enhance the ambiance of the room while also adding light to specific areas of it.
  • Floor and table lamps. If you don’t utilize overhead lighting very often, this is the lighting solution that’ll likely work best for you. You can strategically spread lamps throughout the perimeter of the room to create an inviting and relaxing atmosphere of lighting. This type of lighting gives you a less harsh illumination than wall lights.

Consider how each lighting fixture will be used.

Before you purchase any of your lighting fixtures, determine each one’s purpose, the type of lighting you’re going for and where you’ll put each one. You can create a map of where you’ll place each lamp, ceiling light or wall light. For example, you want to place a floor lamp near an outlet, or you’ll have to find a way to hide ugly extension cords.

You also want to make sure you have the right size light fixture of your choosing, so measure your lamps and lights. If you have too large of lighting fixtures, your room will feel smaller, and vise versa.

Lastly, if you read a lot in bed, make sure you set up a swing-arm lamp near where you plan to place your bed. Or, if you work at an office space in your room, place task lighting there.

Basically, we suggest you finalize a strategy before you begin your lighting installation.

Think about how much lighting you want in each area of the room.

As we mentioned earlier, bedrooms are for more than just sleeping. You might watch TV, read, listen to music, exercise and lounge in your room as well! Whatever you know you’ll utilize your bedroom for, plan for the type of lighting you’ll need for each of those activities.

Consider your bedroom’s style, size and design.

Lastly, think about the style, size and design of your bedroom. You don’t want your lighting to feel out of place or mismatched with your room’s style and design. For example, you wouldn’t place an elegant, crystal chandelier in your bedroom if it has a more minimalist design. Or, you wouldn’t want to invest in a large floor lamp if you have a small bedroom with minimal floor space to begin with.

Whatever you end up choosing for your bedroom’s lighting, you want it to flow naturally and in a trendy fashion.

Choose Franklin Lighting For Your Bedroom Lighting

At Franklin Lighting, we know finding the perfect lighting for your bedroom can be a complicated process, especially if you aren’t a lighting expert. If you’re seeking lighting solutions for your bedroom, our team would be more than happy to assist you through the process. You can reach us at (941) 355-2550 or by filling out our online form. You can also visit our showroom in Sarasota to see our variety of residential lights for yourself. We look forward to meeting you!