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How to create the perfect lighting for your bed room!


Regardless of whether you retire into a cozy little alcove or the quintessential grand master suite, the odds of using your using the bedroom for just slumber are quite low. Dimly lit bedrooms can seem warm and inviting to sleep, but hinder other activities that you would like to undertake there. Bedroom lighting can range from the basic to the bold and from the dimmed to the dramatic. To help you properly light your bedroom.

Lighting has moved away from its conventional use and is being adjusted to suit the modern preferences.  Clean, simple and elegant is in. There is a shift towards simplified, yet sophisticated design that combines lighting and architecture as an art form.

The lines are blurring between what's suitable for places of recreation versus places of work. People are keen to create spaces that are more relaxed and appealing. Equally, there is an emphasis on lowering their carbon footprint and working with local products and designers where possible. This has led to their being more open to customised lighting solutions. Cove lighting is current trends. Using LED technology where possible is preferred.

Overall, the resulting lighting designs are creative, aesthetically pleasing and easier on the budget.

To summarise here, it's important to understand that one of the key common traits among homes with various forms of lamps, pendant lights and chandeliers presenting the lovely interiors in beautiful ambient lighting that help improve the look several fold. While adding their own form to the setting, they emphasise on how lighting can ‘make or break’ interior design.

Be Size Wise


Before buying bedroom lighting, first determine the size of your room, take note of your room measurements, along with outlet locations and furniture placement and submit this to a lighting showroom. The experts there can help you fill the room with the right kind of lighting.

Height Right


It is very important to pay due attention to scale to ensure that the lighting in balanced. Bedrooms typically have 8 or 9 ft. tall ceilings. Avoid fixtures with longer bodies in favour of shorter or flush-mounted fixtures. "You want a certain level for reading and enough lighting for dressing. You also need light to be high enough to reach all the areas.

Room to Glow


Decide what you want to do in the room, then choose the appropriate lighting accordingly. Home computers, sewing machines and reading books in the bedroom need directed lighting. Sitting areas beg for softer, shaded fixtures while vanities demand brighter light.

The Lighter Side


Avoid shades on lamps or lights that are too opaque, otherwise your bedroom will be too dark. The fixtures may look nice, but the light will not be as functional. When buying a table lamp, opt for one with a softly diffused shade. Spend a moment to see how you turn it on and off to make sure it is not going to be too difficult to manage when you are in bed.

Location, Location, Location


Don't install lights directly over the bed. You will tend to look up at them while you are laying in bed. Direct light from overhead is less comfortable than soft light at face level.

More is More


No single source of light is as visually comfortable as a combination of portable lamps and installed lighting. Too much light in one place is unpleasant and glaring. It's better to use more light sources of lower wattage.

In the Mood


A strong dose of ambience is also important in the bedroom, a brighter idea would be, installing dimmers on lights for altering effect. Softer or colored light bulbs can also change a room's mood.

Closet Conditions


There are few things that are more frustrating than dark closets. Closets need good light. Also be careful not to put a hot light bulb near delicate clothes.. Attach a closet light 12-inches from the edge of the rod or upper-shelf. I favor fluorescent lights because they provide lots of light, are cooler, save energy and can be concealed behind the header of door. If you use a good color tube, you will be better able to tell the color of your clothing.

Bedside Reading


Portable reading lights set on night-stands offer book lovers flexibility. The guiding principle in buying reading lamps should be the ability to adjust the light to your taste, either by swiveling or moving its arm,they should also be well-shielded so you don't see the bulb and you are able to read without bothering your sleeping partner. Lighting controls located at the middle of the headboard allow you to turn off a snoozing partner's reading light without disturbing him/her.

Control Power


Imagine pushing a bedside button and turning the lights on or off. There are gadgets to turn off lights with an infrared remote like you use for your TV, lighting experts can help in this.


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