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Bedroom Lighting Guide: How to Light a Bedroom | The Spruce

Alex Alonso makes a huge splash in The Spruce!

Get the inside scoop on the ultimate lighting! Check out the article "Bedroom Lighting Guide: How to Light a Bedroom" and get exclusive insights from the Miami Interior Designer and Decorator, himself.

Alex touches on key elements including:

  • Layering your lights
    • "Decorative lighting, Alonso say, is "your bedroom’s jewelry." Maybe this means selecting a bold chandelier—"it’s holding court in the room, but plays suit to all the other pieces," he comments."
  • Lamps and how they can spruce up a room
    • "To kick it up a notch, bedside lamps or pendants are another great layer that are crucial to function," he explains. But that's not all. "I like to add lamps on dressers as well," Brown says. "It pulls light into other areas of the room and gives you a more even glow all around."
  • Adding sconces, especially in shared spaces
    • "If you do a lot of reading in bed, an arm sconce is always a go-to," Alonso comments. "I always make sure to have the switches work independent so each person in bed can control their side without having to rely on the other person. It’s a convenience that pays for itself in sleep hours!"
  • Picking the right lighting temperature
    • "Alonso says that generally, he won't pick bulbs above 2700 Kelvin. "I love an amber glow in the bedroom. It’s a little moodier, softer, and warmer," he says. But if you must go up to 3000, that's completely your call based on your personal needs. "I’m very mindful of what other tasks beyond sleeping, streaming, or reading will be happening in the room throughout the day," Alonso adds. "If you have a desk and tend to do some office work during the day in the bedroom—especially these days when we’re all working from home—and your natural lighting isn’t so great, go for the 3000K.""
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