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Creating the Perfect Bedroom Lighting Design

May 04, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Bedroom Lighting


The bedroom is a placed of relaxation and solitude. The type of bedroom lighting used plays a key role in creating a calming environment. Once you determine what you plan to accomplish in your bedroom will also have an effect on your lighting. For example, if you plan to read, task lighting should be included in your bedroom lighting design. Usually a bedroom will consist of several different types of lighting.

If you are planning to read in bed, bedside lighting will be an option to consider. There are several options available in bedside lighting to accommodate several styles of décor. There are table lamps, swing arm lamps or down lamps. Most commonly, bedside table lamps are used as bedside lighting. A contemporary bedside lighting option is overhead lighting. This source of lighting creates a dramatic affect in comparison to some of the more traditional options.

It is rare that a bedroom has bare undecorated walls. Most bedrooms are decorated in a manner that is a reflection of the owner’s personality. There are times that the home décor is more important than bedroom tasks. For these bedrooms, decorative lighting or lighting that enhances the décor may be a better option. A commonly used type of decorative lighting is track lighting. Track lighting, often considered contemporary lighting, is often used to highlight artwork or other decorative pieces. While it is usually used to enhance décor, it can also be functional if positioned properly.

There are other things to consider when creating a lighting design for your bedroom. After considering the type of lighting to be used, you have to consider how it will be placed. How far apart will you place your lamps? How many inches up from the ground will you place your wall sconces? With tasking lighting in particular, it is imperative that lighting be close enough to prevent straining of the eyes and headaches.

All in all, creating relaxing and functional bedroom lies in your hands. Consider the type of lighting you need in your space and develop your new lighting design today!

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