Every room in your home needs to be well-lit, and for the most part, you’ll achieve this goal through ambient lighting. When the sun sets – or if your space doesn’t have any windows – the soft glow of ambient lights for your room is key. But you shouldn’t just go with any old light fixture for this important type of illumination. Instead, you should choose something unique and exquisite to bring some style and personality to your room.
How do you create ambient light in your room?
Ambient lighting, also known as general lighting, serves as your room’s primary light source. That’s why you should make sure you’re using your fixtures efficiently and getting the most out of them. To create a warm and welcoming feel with your fixtures, you should follow the below tips.
- Consider warmth and lumens. An ambient lighting source should consist of warm lighting with enough lumens (brightness) to make everything in the room visible. Warm color temperatures help give the room a tranquil ambiance that’s as inviting as it is comforting.
- Install LED cove lighting. Elevate the ambiance by installing cove lighting with LEDs. This type of decor creates a dramatic and elegant glow, making it perfect mood lighting.
- Place linear LED lighting atop furniture. Using linear LED lights can enhance your room’s aesthetic while showcasing your furniture. Linear lights are highly versatile, and you can use them to create a professional-looking design with ease all by yourself.
- Install wall sconces to project upward light. Casting ambient light upward with wall sconces can give the room a more open and spacious feeling. This effect is especially helpful when trying to make a small room comfortable and enjoyable.
9 Ideas for ambient lights for your room
Now that you know how to incorporate soothing yet practical ambient lighting into any room, you’re ready to explore several fixture options. The ones you use should reflect the style and atmosphere you’re going for in your room. They should also suit how you use The room in question. For example, bedroom ambient lighting should help with reading, relaxing, getting dressed, and easing into sleep. Check out the below fixture ideas for some inspiration.
Almost every indoor space includes ambient lighting, so you should make yours stand out. An eye-catching chandelier is a perfect example. These ceiling fixtures create a focal point that’s sure to grab the attention of everyone who sees it. Find a chandelier that turns your space into all but a castle, or go with something more modern and chic. Place one in your living room, dining room, or – if you’re feeling really daring – bedroom. The transformation will be instant.
2. Track lights
From your basement to your kitchen, each room in your home has many functions. The fixtures you use should be versatile enough to fit all your different activities. With track lights, you can expand past a single floor lamp or a fixed table lamp. Instead, you can tailor your lights’ angle and brightness to your exact needs. These aesthetically pleasing fixtures can easily keep up with your late-night study sessions, rainy-day crafting, and mid-day baking.
3. Recessed lights
You can’t have proper illumination without a large fixture, right? Wrong. Recessed lighting is a sleek option that lies flush against your ceiling. Use LED lights in these fixtures to enliven your room without taking attention from your favorite decor. Your recessed units will both let your artwork shine and accentuate your home’s architectural details. Who said you had to add large pieces of decor or space-consuming lamps to transform your room into a contemporary lounge?
4. Wall-mounted fixtures
If you’re looking for eccentric and trendy fixtures that won’t take up any floor space, consider wall-mounted fixtures. Wall sconces are a great example. They come in myriad colors, designs, shapes, and materials, and among these endless options, one will likely fit your style. These fixtures illuminate the room with ambient lighting while doubling as gorgeous pieces of wall art.
5. Ceiling-mounted fixtures
Semi-flush lights, pendants, and indirect lighting are all ceiling-mounted fixtures that have the ability to zhuzh up the place. Many of these fixtures come in a range of materials, from glass and fabric to crystal and metal. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can make your own DIY ceiling-mounted fixtures so you have something truly distinctive to make your room pop.
You don’t have to rely on typical ambient fixtures to take your room’s atmosphere to the next level. When trying to set an inspirational mood perfect for meditating, studying, or just hanging out, projectors can fit the bill. That includes laser projectors such as the SkyLite Evolve. Under its glow, you’ll gaze at twinkling stars and floating clouds – and transform your room into a galactic dreamworld you’ve gotta see to believe.
Sky Lite Evolve: Smart Galaxy Projector
The latest evolution in smart galaxy lighting.
Spotlights aren’t just for the stage. You can use them in your home to shine ambient lighting into one specific area. This trick works particularly well for spaces where you may need some extra task lighting such as your bedroom or home office. You can also place spotlights on either side of your bed. This way, you get just the right amount of illumination to read before you drift off into a peaceful slumber.
8. Light strips
In rooms already full of dazzling decor, you should avoid over-decorating. You can add a stunning glow to your space without cluttering it by using LED light strips. Place them in just one area to showcase something special, or line your ceiling with them to brighten the whole room. With these LEDs, you can shine a rainbow of colors, changing the mood with just the push of a button or a tap of your phone.
Pair these shimmering strips with the BlissBulb for a mesmerizing light show of glittering laser stars. In just seconds, your room can transform from an ordinary space into an astonishing nighttime sky. And under that nighttime glow, the possibilities are endless.
BlissBulb Laser LightBulb
Transforming your world is as easy as changing a lightbulb.
9. Night lights
The ambiance of your room can continue after the sun goes down. Include a night light in your bedroom for a calming mood that will help you wind down for a soothing evening. For example, the BlissEmber can instantly recast your space as a multicolor wonderland you can control right from the palm of your hand. The same goes for the BlissRadia. This larger fixture, great for use at night, includes both white and colorful settings that let you see your room in a whole new way.
BlissEmber Smart Multicolor Night Light
A guiding light, a source of comfort, a way to transform your space.
With both the BlissEmber and the BlissRadia, you can choose from millions of lighting colors without even getting out of bed. So get cozy under your blankets and let yourself fall into a state of serenity. Your room will provide exactly the ambiance you need.
Create a room like no other with BlissLightsIt’s no secret that everyone uses ambient lighting in their home. But you can take it to the next level with fixtures that match your personality and astonish your guests. With BlissLights, you can set the mood with ambient lighting that takes you exactly where you want to be without you moving an inch. Browse the BlissLights collection now to start reimagining the possibilities of your room’s ambient lighting.
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