Contemporary BedroomContemporary Bedroom, London
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Put your stamp on itAs the bedroom is such a personal space, it provides a good opportunity to add your own touch. “Make a statement with personality pieces,” Mark says. “Whether this is through pendants or wall lights, give the room a personal touch. It’s a space you should make feel special.” As the bed is the main element in the room, it’s a good idea to use it as a starting point for your lighting. “Try to define the bed position by making a feature of it, such as backlighting a headboard, lighting a dropped canopy, or framing it with wall lights or dropped pendants either side,” Mike says.Find out how to light every room in your home
Divide and ruleIn this master suite, a dividing wall between the sleeping and bathing zones takes the place normally occupied by the headboard. Niche shelving above adds the display space that makes the partition a feature, and pendant lights frame the bed and provide a smart solution for the lack of bedside tables.Bear in mind that you’ll still need space to sit up in bed if you’re copying this idea, so the first of the nooks needs to be positioned high enough to still allow you to lean back in comfort. Keen accessorisers should take a lesson from this room, too – space between the decorative objects avoids visual overload.How to use light to showcase features in your home
Show it offAdding LED strip lights to shelving is an inexpensive and effective way to lift a plain grey wall. It’s also a good way to highlight your most treasured possessions, and adds a different level of lighting to a room – an interior designer’s trick. The shelves here are adorned with exotic metallic souvenirs, which contrast well with the grey. The lights add a dramatic, gallery-like feel.