Where do you start when choosing a bedroom ceiling light? Well, there's the size and dimensions of the room, and whether it's modern or period. Do you want an element of contrast, or something that blends in or even ties together other elements of the décor? If you're doing up a penthouse for instance, a bold contemporary light fixture might be what you need. However, for most average sized bedchambers, our range of more traditional bedroom pendant lights should do the trick nicely.
To begin with, don't forget to give some thought to what kind of cable and light fitting you'd prefer. If you're all about minimalism and neutral tones, then keep both matte white, so they'll recede quietly into the overall decor. Meanwhile for period dwellings, a fabric cable can add a convincing touch of retro. Likewise, a brass fitting works well if you pair it with Victorian-style brass light switches on the walls and some burgundy velvet … hmm, don't you feel a burlesque vibe coming on?
Now for that lampshade itself. One option is to go for contrast and team a dark shade with a light wallpaper or painting scheme. If in general you tend to shy away from prints in fashion and décor, then a printed shade can be a good way of introducing a small element of colour and pattern into your bedroom without it getting out of control. If, on the other hand, you get a kick from mixing and matching prints and fabrics, why not choose a theme like flowers or birds which you can echo in the room's wall art or bedlinen? Choices like these can be the key to creating an ambience that's restful and welcoming at the end of the day.