Aim pendant lamps by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec dance in the middle of a spectacular backlit bed platform. The platform itself ascends the wall and wraps around to the ceiling for a cozy and enclosed feeling even within a large space.
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Here, a gorgeous lit shelf and wall feature circles around the bed to form the headboard and bed platform. In the darkness it switches to dramatic mood lighting. Adjustable lights are fantastic for this sort of application.
Layers of spotlights and indirect lighting play over an impressive variety of luxurious textures. It would be hard to go wrong with any lighting choice in a room like this one, but this example demonstrates the most attractive approach.
More indirect lighting offers decorative influence. Indirect lighting is always great for bedrooms because it’s less intense, and eliminates the need for ceiling lighting which can shine directly into the eyes when laying down and trying to relax.
Backlit paneling highlights the artwork hung over it, with bright shelves to the right for emphasis. This room demonstrates how lighting features can add incomparable spice to an otherwise minimalistic space.
Classic oversized wall sconces radiate light toward the ceiling and the side tables. Subtle lighting beneath the bed contributes to a more purely aesthetic and atmospheric purpose, yet could still help direct the resident toward the bed in the dark of the night.
Recessed lighting illuminates the places where the ceiling pulls away from the walls, making the bedroom feel more open. Adjustable cantilever lamps are a good option for bedside lighting, providing a longer reach for nighttime reading.
While many of the previous bedrooms used indirect lighting, few incorporate the lights in a spot as unusual as this one. Positioned in the middle of the headboard wall, these recessed lights offer a distinctive twist on a popular design trend.
Tiled wall panels are brilliant on their own, but clever lighting can bring additional attention to a feature otherwise overlooked. Here, the integrated lighting creates the illusion that the concrete panels are woven like a basket.
Accent wall panels like these look even more dramatic with the addition of recessed lighting. Light seeping out between each “crack” helps these panels inspire thoughts of cooling magma. The warmer color temperature only enhances this effect.
Color temperature is a huge facet of lighting. Here, the cool blue and warm yellow create a sense of contrast that energizes the rest of the room.
This regal bedroom is inspiring in so many ways, but it’s made even more spectacular with the addition of crystal beads as a fringe for the recessed lighting on the ceiling. It almost looks like a build-in chandelier installed solely to frame the bed.
Smartly grouped pendant lamps are the real show stopper in this bedroom. The integrated lighting to either side adds to the atmospheric effect but doesn’t overshadow the artistic pieces displayed in the foreground.
Copper shades by Tom Dixon look fabulous on their own but groupings like these allow each light to play against the polished surfaces of its neighbors – especially effective here, combined with LED strips along the edges of the wall panels.
Lighting choices become even more important in a room as dark and mysterious as this one. It adds an element of sophistication to the textural black wall, while the Agnes Chandelier in the foreground captures attention immediately.