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24 Primary Bedrooms with Recessed Lights

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Welcome to our site where you will find beautifully decorated primary bedrooms with recessed lighting. Recessed lighting is a light that is placed into a small hole in the ceiling that is flush with the ceiling, and creates downlight in a minimal way. It creates a more even light coverage in a room and adds another layer of ambience.

Be sure to scroll through our curated interior photos so you can read all about the details of each design. We hope to inspire and ignite creativity on your design journey.

1.Mid-Century Modern Primary Bedroom

Glass walls that look out onto a beautiful garden, are the showstopper in this mid-century bedroom. Square recessed lights trim the overhang outside of bedroom and inside in the center of room. A large neutral area rug grounds the room and is layered under the bed and foot bench. Adjustable sconce lights mounted on the wall flank both sides of the bed for task lighting while reading a book. You will never tire of the stunning view lounging from bed in this mid-century stunner.

2. Eclectic-Cool Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom has an eclectic mix of furniture styles and textures that somehow work well together. Small soft recessed lighting on the edges of the ceiling and task lamps flanking the bed for ambient light. A blue stripe rug grounds the room and compliments the modern blue nightstands. An orange stripe throw layers over the top of the wood bed and adds another layer of color and depth. I love the framed art on the wall, it looks almost like vintage needlepoint. The wall of sliding doors leads you out to the private patio, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape.

2. Transitional Modern Bedroom

Medium-sized primary bedroom with a large bed set on the carpet flooring. There's a sitting area near the window as well.
This primary bedroom features a King upholstered bed with nailheads and bright patterned duvet cover for a pop of color. Mirrored nightstands with decorative front drawers, flank both sides of the bed and recessed lighting above for ambient light. There is a nice seating area in front of the window with white armchairs and matching arc floor lamps. Neutral wall-to-wall carpet warms up the space and a dark wood dresser is a nice contrast against the lighter color palette. 

3. Contemporary Zen-Style Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom offers a large and stylish bed set on the room's carpet flooring and lighted by a couple of classy table lamps.
This contemporary zen-inspired bedroom features a large custom platform bed with floating nightstands. Wall-to-wall neutral carpet creates a warm inviting feel and small recessed lights along the edge of the tray ceiling creates a nice ambience. A large vertical mirror gives the illusion that the room is larger and the beige accent wall brings depth to the contemporary design.

4. Sophisticated Chic Primary Bedroom

Warm blush and peach tones create a cocoon-like feeling in this sophisticated chic bedroom. Two recessed lights are installed at the end of bed which provide just enough calming light to see. Semi-sheer drapes grace the large window to let in light but also provide some privacy. Custom built-in wall cabinet is made of the same wood as the wall above so it blends seamlessly. The gorgeous peach tufted headboard is placed on opposite wall with paper pendants flanking both sides, in place of lamps. 

5. Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom boasts a large bed and an office area, along with a modish fireplace. The room also features carpet flooring and glass windows.
When I look at this beautifully designed space I feel like I’ve stepped into the primary bedroom of a Frank Lloyd house. The walls, desk and fireplace are all covered in a light wood paneling along with the nightstands and bed base. Wall-to-wall neutral carpet keeps the room warm on those cold winter nights and you can curl up in bed watching TV, while the fireplace burns. Gorgeous windows on both sides of the fireplace wall bring in that natural light to make this a bright space to relax and enjoy and recessed lighting adds an ambient feel. 

6. Modern Zen-Inspired Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom features a handsome-looking bed set on the room's hardwood flooring topped by a stylish rug. There's a sliding glass door leading to the home's deck.
This zen-inspired bedroom features a large contemporary designed rug which really grounds the room. You will notice there are vaulted ceilings with recessed lighting for ambient light. An entire wall of glass doors create a bright and open floor plan. There is a gorgeous private deck off of the room with an outdoor fireplace, all that is missing is outdoor furniture. 

7. Minimal Modern Primary Bedroom

This minimal modern primary bedroom has dark wood flooring and a neutral area rug layered under the bed for added warmth. Beautiful custom floor-to-ceiling drapery adorns the picture windows that stare into the green landscape. Delicate recessed lighting throughout the ceiling to create a bright space and table lamps flank both sides of the bed for task lighting.  

8. Traditional Cottage-Influenced Primary Bedroom

Large primary bedroom featuring a massive classy rug covering the room's hardwood flooring. The room also has a fireplace and a widescreen TV on the wall.
This primary bedroom features a cozy seating area right in front of the french windows that are layered in beige custom drapes. The room also showcases a beautiful marble framed fireplace and TV mounted above with black light sconces flanking both sides. A large berber area rug is layered under the comfy bed which adds texture and warms up the overall design. Soft recessed lighting above creates alternative lighting to the table and floor lamps throughout the space.

9. California Casual Primary Bedroom

Beautiful finishes and striking furniture choices complete this California casual style bedroom. Four recessed lights provide just the right amount of brightness, along with matching table lamps for task lighting. The textured griege area rug really warms the room and compliments the dark velvet bed frame. Built-in wall unit on left side of bed which features a modern fireplace and open shelving to display collectibles and books. Mid-century armchairs face the bed to create a lovely seating area paired with a natural oval wood coffee table. 

10.  English Cottage-Inspired Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom boasts a large bed along with a living space near the fireplace. It also features a tray ceiling and carpet flooring.
This grand bedroom has traditional furniture and presents a sophisticated look with minimal recessed lighting along the edge of ceiling. The berber carpet really adds the first layer of many along with the drapes. A cozy and roomy seating area has been created in front of the fireplace. Tufted foot bench and chaise lounge in the corner provide additional seating. The only complaint I have is that there should be a TV console on wall to left of door, it’s too beautiful a space not to have completed it. 

11. Contemporary Styled Primary Bedroom

Medium-sized primary bedroom featuring reddish hardwood floors and a tray ceiling lighted by recessed ceiling lights.
This contemporary styled primary bedroom has rich redwood floors that contrast with the white walls and and ceiling. The grid tray ceiling has four delicate recessed lights for ample brightness and traditional style table lamps by the bed for task lighting. A custom looking modern storage cabinet is placed opposite bed under the window that is dressed with fabric roman shades. A large gray paneled wall serves as a backdrop or accent wall for the bed and polished white floating nightstands flank both sides of bed for additional storage.

12.  Art Deco-Inspired Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom boasts stylish carpet flooring and wall along with a luxurious bed.
This in dark wood moody contemporary bedroom has art deco and modern vibes throughout. Pattern on pattern in this space starting with the circle beige carpet that has a round damask-pattern rug layered on top. The carved wood paneled bed wall is unique and adds loads of texture and creates a headboard for the frameless platform bed. Tiny recessed lighting adds a layer of ambience and semi-sheer drapes block out morning sun from the large window and the chaise lounge creates a relaxing area to enjoy the view. 

13. Modern Coastal Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom offers a large bed and a nice ocean view.

Such a gorgeous view, in this modern coastal-stylebedroom that has  picture windows as walls and soft recessed lighting. A plush neutral rug layered under the king size upholstered bed adds warmth to this coastal design. The neutral color palette is the perfect backdrop and doesn’t fight with the incredible blue waters. Woven armchairs and wood stools make up the cozy seating area placed right in perfect sight of the ocean view that goes on for days. I don’t think I would ever want to leave this room if I lived here.

14. Mid-Century Primary Bedroom

A large primary bedroom boasting a nice sitting lounge near the doorway leading to the private balcony. The room features elegant hardwood flooring.

This Mid-Century style bedroom looks relaxing and inviting with soft recessed lighting. Two Eames black leather lounge chairs to lounge in while staring out those beautiful doors into the greenery. A large platform bed with minimal nightstands and table lamps for task lighting. I love the dramatic drapes that can be closed to blackout the light and the large neutral area rug completes a warm inviting design. 

15. Minimal Contemporary Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom boasts a very stylish wall decor set on the attractive wall.

This minimal contemporary primary bedroom features dark abstract canvas are hanging above the bed as a main focal point. The bed wall is a solid high-gloss structure, with recessed lights on both sides,  which extends to the ceiling to give the room depth and character. A small vertical french window off to the left side of room lets in a bit of natural light and reflects off of the high-gloss bed structure. A soft gray area rug is layered under the king platform velvet bed in snow white. 

16. Indoor-Outdoor Influenced Primary Bedroom

A gloomy primary bedroom featuring hardwood flooring and walls lighted by recessed lights. There's a TV on the wall in front of the bed.

Indoor-outdoor living in this serene primary bedroom. It features a beautiful glass wall that looks out onto the lush landscape. Rich hardwood flooring and walls highlighted  by recessed lights. A cozy seating area in front of the window allows you to watch TV on the adjacent wall or stare out the window. 

  1. Designed by: Grupo Arquitectura

17. Traditional Gray-Infused Primary Bedroom

Medium-sized primary bedroom with a stylish gray bed set on the room's hardwood flooring.

This traditional gray-influenced primary bedroom features a velvet platform bed layered with lush bedding and a faux fur throw. Abstract framed art hangs above the bed and console table across from bed. Beautiful custom black-out drapes adorn the large window to block out sun when needed. Small delicate recessed lighting is strategically placed in each corner of room for just enough ambient light. 

Designed by: FORMstudio

18. Hollywood Glamour-Inspired Primary Bedroom

Medium-sized primary bedroom with a classy bed set on the hardwood flooring topped by a rug. The room also features a vaulted ceiling.

This Hollywood glamour style  bedroom features a channel tufted brown bed on a plush beige area rug. Large dressers and matching mirrors and lamps flank the bed and create depth and texture in the design.  Recessed lighting is placed throughout the beige wood beam vaulted ceiling for ample brightness. 

Source: Trulia

19. Nordic Style Primary Bedroom

The primary suite offers queen size bed with a beams ceiling lighted by recessed lights. It has its own primary bath as well.

This Nordic-style primary bedroom features a queen size bed with a beams ceiling lighted by recessed lights. It has its own primary bath as well.

Source: Trulia

20. Penthouse Chic Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom offers a modern bed with attractive wall decor. There's a doorway leading to the suite's terrace area.

This stunning and gorgeously decorated New York penthouse bedroom features large windows with an incredible view of the city and custom drapes to block out the light at night.  Soft recessed lighting overhead shines on the beige cowhide rug that is layered over a large jute rug. The king size platform bed showcases a large abstract canvas that hangs above and a narrow leather stool at the foot of the bed. There is a lovely seating area across from the bed and built-in cabinets and shelving flanking both sides of the fireplace. 

Source: Trulia

21. Eclectic Style Primary Bedroom

White primary bedroom with hardwood flooring topped by a nice rug along with an end table with lamp shade.

This eclectic-styled primary bedroom has hardwood floors and a striped neutral rug layered to add warmth and texture. An ebony four poster bed is flanked by matching wood nightstands and tall mid-century style lamps. A carved antique chair sits in corner of room near the custom patterned drapes that dress the window. The mix of design styles, patterns and wood furniture creates a cozy eclectic space. 

Source: Zillow Digs

22. Traditional Luxe Primary Bedroom

Huge primary's bedroom in beige with timeless design featuring full size doors and windows, fireplace and dark transitional wood floors.

There is an abundance of space in this traditional luxe bedroom and soft ambient lighting from the recessed lights above. The marbel fireplace and mounted TV are framed in mirror and creates a unique reflection off of the room. There is a charming seating area located next to the wall of french windows and doors which let in a massive amount of natural light. The tray ceiling creates depth and the vintage area layered under the rug, provides texture. 

23. Pacific Palisades Primary Bedroom

Spacious primary bedroom featuring hardwood flooring topped by a massive rug. The room also boasts white walls and a vaulted ceiling with an exposed beam on the middle.

Spacious Pacific Palisades primary bedroom featuring hardwood flooring topped by a massive rug. The room also boasts white walls and a vaulted ceiling with an exposed beam on the middle.

24. Cottage Coastal Primary Bedroom

This primary bedroom boasts classy carpet floors along with a chair near the fireplace.

This spacious seaside bedroom has wall-to-wall  beige carpet, which is nice to set your feet on once you step out of bed in the morning. Lots of light streaming in through all the windows and shining down from the recessed lights above. Comfy beige and white stripe chair and chaise lounge to sit on while you sip your morning coffee. Great architectural detail with the gorgeous marble and white fireplace neutral framed art on wall above vintage luggage used as a console. 

How to Place and Space Recessed Lights

If you know recessed lights are the way to go for your bedroom, your next consideration should be where exactly each light should be placed along the ceiling. There should be enough lighting to conduct your necessary tasks and be able to see, but not so many that your room becomes reminiscent of a fashion show runway with strip lighting.

The spacing of your recessed lights will make the difference between creating ambient lighting, or general lighting intended for the entire room, or focused, task-based lighting for a single areas such as your reading chair or even lighting up beautiful artwork. However, spacing it just the right way can be a challenge, depending on the dimensions of your room and the placement of your furniture, so be sure to do plenty of research before installing the lanterns.

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