New looks for bedroom lighting

Brighten your bedroom with our pick of the latest designs

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Brighten your bedroom with our pick of the latest designs.

‘Bedroom lighting has to cater to a number of different needs. Soft and subtle, for the evening, reading lights are perfect for bedside use, while brighter light is required for getting dressed and ready in the morning,’ says Phillip Pini, residential business development manager at automation system company Crestron. ‘Technology such as LED and sophisticated controls can transform a bedroom, providing practical and beautiful lighting scenes for any time of day.’

nickel wall lamp from desresdesign

Reading lamp

A clever task light, this is fully extendable and the shade moves within 180 degrees.

Extending polished nickel wall lamp, H30x D50cm, £155, DesResDesign

2-in-1 design

This oak floor lamp is a great idea. Use it as a bedside stand or for extra surface storage in a corner.

Wallace Oak Floor Lamp with cotton shade, H130x W37xD35cm, £180, Habitat

wallace oak floor lamp with cotton shade, habitat
claire semi-flush ceiling light from john lewis

Ceiling cluster

If you have low ceilings but want a central light, go for a cluster fitting without too much height.

Claire semi-flush, Five-Arm Dimmable Ceiling Lights, H14x Dia.57cm, £190, John Lewis

Bedside option

Forget the standard frilly lampshade; these days table lamps make a statement.

Ebb & Flow Dome Lamp, in smoked glass and steel, H28xDia.23cm, £285, John Lewis

ebb and flow flow in a dome table lamp from john lewis
plubulb smart led light from mipow

Entertaining idea

The Playbulb, from MiPow, is a new Bluetooth Smart LED speaker light that brightens your room and plays music, controlled from your mobile device. It can also be used as an alarm clock, gradually increasing light and music volume at the time you want to wake up. The screw base fits standard fixtures (bayonet adaptor available) and works with most devices that have Bluetooth wireless capability. Get the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

Playbulb Bluetooth Smart LED speaker light, £59.99, MiPow