Beach House - CornwallCoastal Bedroom, London
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Go naturalLooking for a calming bedroom colour scheme? Many people find the natural world soothing, so it makes sense to use colours and materials that echo those found in the great outdoors. Here, soft green lamps and a pale green wall sit alongside a wicker headboard for a contemporary take on the rustic look.
Have a bit on the sideThe obvious position for bed wall lights, perhaps, is the wall behind the headboard. But if you have built-in wardrobes, as here, that are close to your bed, then make use of them for tucking lights out of the way; in this example, the lamps can afford to be a little lower down the wall, as they are closer to the back wall than they would be if they were wired into it.Top tip is that you can use cupboards like this to conceal wiring without having to chase lighting into already-plastered walls.
8. The lighting is too starkIt’s very easy for bedrooms to end up looking stark and bare, with just one central ceiling light. Avoid the mistake of having only bright and generalised lighting in the bedroom, and aim for a cosy mood instead.How can you solve it? Most bedrooms benefit from some bedside lamps, and maybe even a couple of wall lights or hidden LEDs. Wall lamps usually have to be planned and installed by an electrician, but it’s possible to find wall lights that can be plugged in to a socket. Opt for warm-toned light bulbs and LEDs in a bedroom space for a more restful feel.Find ideas for wall lights that don’t need wiring in
Create a restful havenYour bedroom should be as calm as possible to help you relax before falling asleep. Keep the palette simple and block out any light with lined curtains or blinds. Also make sure that your bedroom isn’t too hot – according to many sleep experts, the ideal temperature is around 18°C. Try not to take any technology to bed with you, as blue light from computer and smartphone screens can interfere with your sleep. Instead, escape into the pages of a good book until you’re sleepy enough to nod off.