40 Genius Bedroom Lighting Ideas That You've Never Even Considered

From understated to over-the-top, we've got bedroom lighting inspiration no matter your taste.

mid-century modern lighting
Francis Amiand

Bedroom lighting can range from basic to bold, and dimmed to dramatic. No matter what, lighting is a key player in your bedroom design. Whatever your style, these 40 rooms are all the inspiration you need for a uniquely-lit space to read, relax, and, of course, doze.

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas
Douglas Friedman
Frosted Glass Floor Lamp

In this bright West Village townhouse, a frosted glass floor lamp illuminates the bedroom. The lamp matches the walls to give the illusion of a bigger space while minimizing clutter.

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas
William Waldron
Barely There

With the sleek white metal headboard, these bedside lamps go almost unnoticed. The industrial-style light is designed to illuminate the room in an extremely understated manner.

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas
Erica George Dines
Gilded Tree Lamp

The antique style of this bedroom is highlighted with a branch-inspired golden tree lamp, uniting traditional style with a modern twist.

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas
Antoine Bootz
Built-in Lamps

Install your bedside lamps into the headboard to create a sleek, no-fuss accent that saves space and blends in seamlessly.

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas
William Abranowicz
Flat Ceiling Lamp

In Cameron Diaz's West Village apartment, a luxurious master bedroom comes to life with a gilded ceiling, illuminated by a stone lamp in the center. The simple, flat design of the lamp provides an understated accent that puts the focus on the gold.

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Richard Powers
Swooping Bedside Lights

The bed, dresser, and side tables in the master bedroom of a Mexican home are by Roche Bobois; the Eames chair and ottoman are by , the bedside lights are by , and the wall is painted in Patagonia by .

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Simon Upton
Neon Bedroom Lights

In a minimal apartment, the neon wall sculpture in the master bedroom is by , and the platform bed, a custom design, is dressed with Belgian linens; the circa-1960 bedside tables are by , and the walls are sheathed in a wall finish.

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Simon Upton
Blue Pendant Light

This joyful bedroom designed for 's son in an East Hampton home features electrifying shades of blue from the walls to the bed and pendant. The zebra painting is by Andy Warhol.

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bedroom lighting ideas
Douglas Friedman
Art Deco Lighting

Tucked into a tidy alcove in Steven Gambrel's Art Deco apartment, this custom bed is upholstered in a fabric, while the houndstooth pillows are in a fabric, and the 1950s sconces are by .

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bedroom lighting ideas
William Abranowicz
Gilded Bedroom Lights

In designer Megan Winters' Chicago home, the bedroom features a hide rug by . The toile is by , the vintage chandelier is French, and the table lamps and wallcovering are by .

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bedroom lighting
Simon Upton
Sculptural Pendant

At their house in Marrakech, Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes's daughter’s room features a light fixture by Claire Norcross for Luminosity. The floor is paved in starburst floor tiles by their firm, Popham Design. The iron bed is a flea market find.

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bedroom lighting
Trevor Tondro
Built-In Task Lamps

In a luxurious Palm Springs home, the bed in the master bedroom, which features task lamps attached to the headboard, came with the house. It is dressed in Barbara Martin linens with a blanket and shams by Hermès. The painting is by Daryl Edwards and the wood screen and marble bedside tables are estate-sale finds.

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bedroom lighting
Ricardo LaBougle
Tropical Sconces

In the master bedroom of a penthouse apartment on the French Riviera, the bed is flanked by palm tree sconces and topped with a mohair blanket from the French Alps. The 1950s English bedside table is mahogany, and the hand-painted wallpaper is 19th-century English.

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bedroom lighting
Douglas Friendman
Matching Lamps And Wallpaper

In Andy Cohen's Greenwich Village apartment, the shades on the vintage Pierre Giraudon green-resin nightstand lamps from John Salibello match the Ralph Lauren Home wallpaper in the master bedroom. The bed is upholstered in a Maharam plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with Pratesi linens.

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bedroom lighting
Simon Upton
A Unique Bronze Pendant

In the master bedroom of designer Jean-Louis Deniot's Parisian apartment, the crystal lamps and bronze ceiling pendant are by designer Deniot. The leather rug is by Serge Lesage, the walls are in a custom color, and the portraits are from the 16th century through the 1960s.

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS JAUSSAUD
A Chrome Pendant

In this French duplex, the bedroom’s chrome pendant light is a modern addition to this classic room. The cedar bed, knotted-rope furniture, and sculptures are by passionate collector Christian Astuguevieille.

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bedroom lighting
Simon Upton
A Moroccan Lantern

The large hanging lantern in the bedroom of artist Anne Becker’s Manhattan apartment provides an additional light source to the room already flooded by light through the wood shutters by designer Gregory Bissonnette and stained-glass insets by Jacqueline Rusca. The suzani coverlet is from Sheherazade.

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bedroom lighting
William Waldron
A Paper Pendant

A fixture constructed of paper plates by Christopher Trujillo playfully evokes clouds in a bedroom designed by Stephen Sills in a storied Manhattan apartment building. The custom-made bed is upholstered in a Pierre Frey fabric, and the bedside tables are from Crate & Barrel.

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bedroom lighting
Gianni Franchellucci
A Crystal Chandelier

A crystal chandelier dangles above the bed inside an Italian castle. The Red Room’s bed and bedside tables were made for the castle in the late 19th century, and the bedding is by Ralph Lauren Home.

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bedroom lighting
Richard Powers
Furry Matching Table Lamps

In a Park Avenue apartment, the vintage bedside tables by Enrique Garcel are topped with lamps by Porta Romana. The custom-made bed is upholstered in a velvet by Dedar, and the chair is by the Campana Brothers. The hand-painted wallpaper is by Gracie, the curtains are of a silk linen by Christopher Hyland, and the rug is by ABC Carpet & Home.

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bedroom lighting
James Merrell
Candle Chandelier

The guest room in the poolhouse of this Bridgehampton farmhouse features an 11-candle chandelier adorned in justice roping. The bed is by John Himmel and is dressed in Schweitzer Linen bedding. The rug is Restoration Hardware, and a blue and white table lamp sits on top of the Swedish painted chest.

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bedroom lighting
Mikkel Vang
Reading Light

In a North Jersey home, the master bedroom’s reading light is by Stephen Miller Siegel and the vintage lamp bases are from Ruby Beets. The bed and side tables are custom designs, the linens are by Frette, the walls are upholstered in a Pindler fabric, and the carpet is by Woolshire Carpet Mills.

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bedroom lighting
Stephen Kent Johnson
Clear Pendant Lighting

Amanda Seyfried’s dog, Finn, relaxes in the master bedroom of her Catskills home, where the pendant light is by &tradition, and the beadboard walls are painted in Ammonite by Farrow & Ball. The bed is by Restoration Hardware, the bench is from Gilt and the rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.

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bedroom lighting
Richard Powers
Furry Lamps and Bubble Chandeliers

The circa-1970 Mazzega ceiling light in the master bedroom of this Hudson River home was found at a Paris flea market. The bed is upholstered in an Edelman leather and dressed in Pratesi and Frette linens, the bedside tables are by Jallu Ebénistes, and the Carol Egan stool from Maison Gerard is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric.

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mid-century modern lighting
William Abranowicz
Aviation Lighting

In the master bedroom of this Los Angeles farmhouse, the light fixture made from vintage airplane trusses is from Get Back Inc., the giltwood settee is Italian, the Swedish rug is from Lief, and the flooring is walnut.

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mid-century modern lighting
William Abranowicz
Modern Chandelier

In the same house, the daughter’s room features a chandelier found on 1stdibs, and has an Italian shell bed from the owners’ former house in Europe. The mirrored side table is from JF Chen.

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bedroom lighting
Pascal Chevallier
Ornate Chandelier

In this Paris home, the guest bedroom boasts two ornate chandeliers. The custom Turquerie-style sofa bed and canopy are covered in a hand-printed cotton that was also used on the walls.

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bedroom lighting
Trevor Tondro
Sea Foam Crystal Lamp

In a NYC apartment, the guest room’s Roberto Rida lamp is from Bernd Goeckler and the curtains are of an Osborne & Little fabric. The Joseph Jeup bed is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric, the bench by Anne and Vincent Corbiere is covered in a Soie de Lune fabric, and the bedside table is by HH Ruseau.

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bedroom lighting
Joshua McHugh
White Pendant

In the master bedroom of an Upper West Side apartment, the room's white and gold pendant is reflected in the gilded mirror. A Hästens bed is dressed in linens by Sferra and Olatz, the circa-1970 side tables are by Milo Baughman, and the lamp is by Taylor; the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cinder Rose, and the photographs are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.

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bedroom lighting
Max Zambelli
Translucent Ceiling Light

In a Brooklyn townhouse, the master bedroom’s light fixture is from West Elm and the sconces are by Serena & Lily. The bed by Ballard Designs is upholstered in a Lake August fabric and topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket and a pillow from Breuckelen Berber. The painting is by Alex Mason and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl.

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