5 beautiful bedroom lighting ideas to brighten up your space for autumn

These bedroom lighting ideas are perfect for making your room feel cosier as the nights draw in...

Bedroom lighting ideas
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Looking for bedroom lighting ideas that are the perfect autumn/winter update? After all, we don’t want to relax in bed watching a festive film with the main light on do we? Instead, consider the more cosy and welcoming glow of a wall light.

Wall lights set the scene, they create a peaceful atmosphere and are a light that allows you to read and unwind without being uber bright. They are also considered a ‘layer’ of what you need to create ambient lighting in a bedroom and more often than not, replace a bedside lamp which is great if space is tight and you can’t fit one each side of the bed. 

Keep scrolling for more bedroom wall light ideas, and check out our bedroom ideas feature for more inspiration. 

1. Create a focal point with bedroom lighting

Bedroom lighting ideas

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Bedroom wall lights come in many shapes and sizes, one of which can be in the form of a sconce. This vintage style bedroom has a glamorous feel, and we love the mixture of chrome and gold pieces, which tie in beautifully with the decadent nature of this half round light that’s created from mirrored shards. Look out for antique mirrored accessories to use with a scheme like this as they add character to a room. 

2. Get a cohesive look with matching lighting 

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Matching wall lights with shades are a more trad option but can be given a modern update with the colour that you choose. This pair in mustard perfectly complement the rest of the look and the patterned shades work well against the plain taupe walls. Follow the colour through by choosing cushions and throws in the same tone. 

3. Go for subtle bedroom lighting 

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These cute modern wall lights have been cleverly placed to give direct lighting to those lying in the bed underneath! They also blend perfectly into the wall colour - and that’s a great trick whatever the colour wall you have. It is a good idea to choose wall lights that suit your style - so modern for a contemporary scheme and classic if you prefer that look. 

4. Pick a classic bedroom wall light

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These gorgeous wall lights are sophisticated and stunning. The clear glass shade enables you to see the bulb and the wall colour behind. There’s a hint of an industrial feel and the finish is traditional, because they have a decorative element visually, it can be good to keep the rest of the scheme simple and clutter free with white linen bedding and some luxurious velvet cushions. 

5. Add a splash of metallic

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Who doesn’t love a metallic? This copper finished wall light looks eye catching against the navy panelled wall in this stylish bedroom. Contrasting elements create a dramatic result and this is a great example of how to pull it off. The pom pom cushion adds a similar splash of colour that ensures the light doesn’t stand alone and the whole look has a contemporary feel but with a trad twist.

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Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.