This bedroom makes the most of limited space with hanging pendant reading lamps, freeing up valuable nightstand room. The red canopy bed also makes a bold statement against the blue walls and vaulted ceiling.
On the wall behind the bed, navy blue suede wallpaper creates a stunning—and yet serene—backdrop for the dramatic headboard. Using pendants for reading light instead of table lamps adds to the bedroom's boutique hotel elegance.
One of the things that make homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. To achieve this look, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures for a total of 100 watts per 50 square feet. Don't depend on just one or two fixtures per room – make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).