For those hours you’re awake, well-positioned lighting is essential. A clever combination is a better way to go because direct light in just one spot can be glaring and unpleasant.
For example, ambient lighting, such as a stylish pendant or ceiling lights, and task lightings such as a lamp or wall light. Here are some illumination tips for your bedroom.
• Pendant-A pendant light in the center of the room works as a durable centerpiece.
It can add opulence to the office. An ornate chandelier gives a more traditional or country-style feel.
Ceiling light mustn’t be too low above the bed. That needs to consider if you have young children who might bounce on the bed.
A shorter or close-to-ceiling fixture is safer. Don’t install lights right over the pillows, so you have to look up directly at the installation.
Add a dimmer for easy light control, or opt for the soft illumination of table lamps if you enjoy watching TV in bed.
• Bedside lamps-A bedside lamp makes a style statement while providing light for reading.
Matching lamps on both sides of the bed add balance for a master bedroom, but different lamps add interest for a modern twist.
Readers require a table lamp that has natural flexibility. A light that can swivele or has a moveable arm works well. Make sure it well shielded, so your sleeping partner isn’t disturbed.
• Wall lights-If you prefer an uncluttered look, or if there’s not enough room for a bedside table, wall-mounted lights work for reading.
If two overhead lights are angled directly at both partners, you need separate switches. Make sure it is easy to access when you’re in bed for turning off and on.
Lights used mainly for reading, need to be fully adjustable to direct light right where you need it.
• Children’s bedroom lighting-When designing a lighting plan for a children’s bedroom, safety, and sleep routines are essential.
Ceiling lights are a safer option, particularly for toddlers. Young children may also want a night light.
For older children, decorative table lamps can brighten the room. They can encourage your youngster to read before bed.
Their desk will require ample lighting. That can be an adjustable wall light, or a stable desk light clamped to the top.
• Extra tips-In a bedroom, switches need to be considered.
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting out of bed to turn off the light. Separate switches for reading lights are convenient and keep everyone happy.
Dimmers are a good idea in bedrooms because no matter what the activity, they allow you to select a level of comfort.
Work or social networking at night means task lighting. That can be a table lamp or wall light. They are essential when using laptops, mobile phones, or a tablet.