Think carefully before installing your bedroom lighting. More than any other room bedrooms need soft lighting, but also lighting for specific tasks, such as reading or next to a make-up mirror.
One feature which many folks forget to plan for with their bedroom lighting is the position and arrangement of light switches. It's always useful to be able to control all the lights in your bedroom from the bed.
Similarly, when you enter the room, it's nice to just push one switch, and a selection of lights come on - the bedside lamps and dressing table lamp, for example. So once you've planned your furniture positions, plan the position of your light switches.
Bedside lamps are almost essential for your lighting. Make sure they are the correct height: when you're sat up in bed you want the light to shine on your reading material, but not shine in your eyes. A good indication of the correct height is when the bottom of the shade is at eye level when you are sat up reading.
Wall and ceiling lamps
If you don't have bedside tables or cabinets, then a useful alternative is to have wall mounted lamps on swing arms. You can also use these if space is limited, or you have some form of curtains enclosing the bed.
If you already have wall lights you can fit them either side of the bed, but make sure they are fitted at the right height.
Lights for make-up
For lamps next to a make-up mirror, you need the light to illuminate your face, not shine into the mirror and dazzle you. One of the best solutions is to have a lamp placed either side of the mirror.
Having lamps with dimmer switches will enable you to balance the light more effectively in your bedroom.