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Bedroom Lighting


Whether kitting out a palatial, four-poster masterpiece or sprucing up the spare room, lighting in the bedroom is very important. It’s more than likely that the bedroom is used for more than just going to sleep, and tasks like bedside reading, choosing outfits and getting ready all need to be catered for by appropriate light sources.


One key consideration that can often be overlooked is the need for light around a wardrobe. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ve gone out looking your best only to find that colours don’t match in the clear light of day. There are a number of ways to tackle this, as Sally Storey, Design Director at John Cullen, explains; “By lighting the front of your wardrobes with discreet LED Polespring downlights, you will add a practical light source when the doors are open and may not need any internal cupboard lights, while reflected


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light will also make the room look larger. For a more discreet effect conceal Contour or Streamer LED strip behind a baffle vertically either side inside of the cupboard to evenly light the shelving areas. These are best operated on a door contact switch.”


John Cullen also has an ideal solution for


reading at night, as this can often be disruptive when partners have different sleep patterns. “Sometimes a bedside lamp is sufficient to read by, but a dedicated reading light, such as an LED Cama is a better solution allowing your partner to sleep undisturbed. If you cannot build this in now, the Pocket of Light provides the perfect plug-in solution.” Adele Seaward, Lighting Designer at Bruce Munro agrees that lighting should be focused on serving a specific purpose in the bedroom, but there is no reason why added lights cannot provide an interesting


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Matching Any


The bedroom can have a number of different functions on any given day. We talk to some of the industries finest designers to see how they suggest catering for this altering atmosphere.


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