Whether you retire to a small alcove or a grand master suite, odds are you use your bedroom for more than just sleeping. And while dark rooms are great for getting your eight hours, too little light keeps you from doing much else.
Bedroom lighting can range from basic to bold, and dimmed to dramatic. Whatever your style, these 35 rooms are all the inspiration you need for a uniquely-lit space to read, relax, and of course, doze.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 .
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.
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 with a blanket and shams by . The painting is by and the wood screen and marble bedside tables are estate-sale finds.
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.
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 plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with .
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.
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.
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.
A crystal chandelier dangles above the bed inside an Italian castle. The Red Room’s bed and were made for the castle in the late 19th century, and the bedding is by Ralph Lauren Home.
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.
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.
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 , the bench is from and the rug is from
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 and dressed in and linens, the bedside tables are by , and the stool from is upholstered in a fabric.
In the master bedroom of this Los Angeles farmhouse, the light fixture made from vintage airplane trusses is from , the giltwood settee is Italian, the Swedish rug is from , and the flooring is walnut.
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
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.
In a NYC apartment, the guest room’s Roberto Rida lamp is from Bernd Goeckler and the curtains are of an Osborne & Little fabric. bed is upholstered in a fabric, the bench by is covered in a fabric, and the bedside table is by
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 and , the circa-1970 side tables are by , and the lamp is by Taylor; the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Cinder Rose, and the photographs are by Marsha Lebedev Bernstein.
In a Brooklyn townhouse, the master bedroom’s light fixture is from West Elm and the sconces are by Serena & Lily.The bed by is upholstered in a fabric and topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket and a pillow from he painting is by and the walls are painted in .
In the same house, the rainbow pendant plays off the array of colors in the kid's room. A R bunk bed is dressed in vintage suzanis from Uzbekistan, the school desk is from , the shades are of a fabric by and the vintage rug is Turkish.
In the master bedroom of this West Village apartment, the sconces are by Jason Koharik. The bed and side tables are custom designs, and the walls are sheathed in a custom grass cloth by
Inside a house in Uruguay, the master bedroom’s floor lamp and chair were found in Buenos Aires, the rug is an antique Bolivian poncho that was a gift from Claessens’s mother, the painting is by and the antique shutters were bought at auction in Montevideo, Uruguay.
In an Oakland, California master bedroom, the George Nelson pendant light is from Design Within Reach. The bed by is dressed with a duvet, the antique chest is English, and the custom love seat is upholstered in a . The rug is an antique Heriz and the walls are painted in .
The Lantern in this Greenwich Village penthouse is 19th-century Indian. The bed is upholstered in a stripe and dressed in antique French linens, the side table is 18th-century English, and the landscape paintings are English, French and American. The walls are painted in .