Bedside wall lights are commonly attached to the wall behind the bed or on the headboard itself. They frequently serve as night lights, for times when the one wants to turn off the overhead lighting to minimise the room's brightness but still want to retain a small amount of light before bedtime.
Due to the flexibility of their forms, some bedside wall light models can also double as reading lights. These lights can also serve as perfect alternatives to bedside table lamps and desk lamps, especially when there isn't much space left on your nightstand.
Zest Lighting presents to you our collection of bedside wall lights that can complement or contrast most interior bedroom styles. You can find bedside wall lights inspired by old-age traditional designs, modified by sleek and clean modern contemporary motifs, and everything in between.
There are numerous reasons why you should add a pair of bedside wall lights to your bedroom. If you have a small room that feels overcrowded, some designers recommend purchasing suitable bedside wall lights to make the space look bigger. For large bedrooms, a pair of bedside wall lights that complements your sheets and pillows can create a new layer of intimacy and comfort.
Bedside wall lights can also highlight your treasured decors. Shine lighting upon your artwork pieces and memorable photographs to stress their beauty. Better yet, install fabulous bedside wall lights as the statement pieces of your bedroom alongside stunning featured lights. When the room’s ambient lighting is not enough, some use bedside wall lights as additional lighting with downlights or pendants.
Overall, most bedside wall lights typically function as accent lighting, playing an essential role in your bedroom’s lighting layers.
How to Choose the Right Bedside Wall Lights
Determine the ultimate purpose: As previously mentioned, bedside wall lights can have many functions. However, not all bedside wall lights sold in the market are made to serve all of these purposes. For a more concise bedroom lighting planning, first, figure out the primary purpose of the bedside wall light you wish to install. Its structure, amount of lighting provided, size, and size would depend on your final decision.
Choose the size: Bedside wall lights are typically small, but some models have shades as big as the ones for table lamps or arms as long as some pendants have. Small-sized bedside wall lights such as wall sconces can serve as night lights or accent lighting to your space. Medium-sized and large ones can provide task or directional lighting, as well as alternative bedside lamps.
Assess the style of existing decors and furniture: Your bedside wall lights aren't just functional pieces that provide illumination. They can also become decorative items that can complement, contrast, and even upgrade the atmosphere and design of your bedroom. Think about the beauty of your mattress, the colour of bedroom curtains, and the patterns on your pillows when deciding what bedside wall light to add to your headboard. Then recall the ultimate motive for installing a bedside wall light and ponder which style, colour, and finish best works for your circumstances. We don't want the newcomer to ruin our style, don't we?
Consider buying one with hi-tech features: One of the reasons why a correct lighting plan is important for bedroom design is to regulate our bodies' circadian rhythm. Our sleep-wake cycle is heavily affected by how much darkness and light our eyes perceive. People might not function efficiently if their bodies' circadian rhythm is disturbed or out-of-sync. Hence, to allow your body to feel sleepy when it needs to sleep and stay awake when it's not bedtime yet, consider purchasing a bedside wall light with dimmable and colour changing technology (CCT) attributes. If you have an extra budget, choose something that has a timer setting, too. Simply change the lighting to its most appropriate setting when you're about to sleep or schedule the bedside wall light's off and on time.
Installing Bedside Wall Lights
Obviously, bedside wall lights are installed next to beds. In addition, for double bedrooms, it's preferred to buy two identical bedside wall lights and place them on either side of the bed.
To direct an ample amount of lighting to your bed space, it's best to install a wall light a foot beyond the edge of your bed. As for its installation height, place the downward-facing wall light's bulb socket at a level slightly above your shoulders when lounging against the headboard. For upward-facing wall lights, install it so that the light bulb is about a foot or two over the top of the mattress of your bed. These suggestions allow you to easily turn them on and off from the bed. At the same time, it may prevent the wall light's excessive glare from directly affecting your eyesight.
You can also try to install your bedside wall lights above your head if you don't have much space in your small bedroom or don't want it to prevent you from using the area near your nightstand. Most of the bedside wall light models placed on top of headboards are swing arm or adjustable wall lights, allowing you to direct the light wherever needed. In this way, you can still keep the excessive glare away from your eyes while illuminating the pages of your book.
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