The innermost chamber should be lit in a way that makes us feel the most at peace. For insomniacs, it is recommended that they remove electronics such as televisions or computers from the bedroom to make this room most suitable for sleep. A light by the bed for reading might be necessary as reading helps the mind relax. Looking at a tv screen stimulates the mind and makes it difficult to fall sleep. Sleeping with the tv on as a night-light leads to restless half-sleep.
This classic black and white bedroom uses two white chandeliers dangling above the end tables. It’s a ritzy, over the top bedroom decor and I absolutely love it.
A tungsten light works for ambient lighting, and task lighting with a halogen light works for bedside reading. Reading in low light is bad for our eyes. Balancing the two will give you a perfect set up.
Often the bedroom gets cluttered in a home because that is not the room where guests are usually invited. The bedroom should be open and inviting. Designers recommend using wall sconces or recessed lighting instead of attaching a light kit to a ceiling fan because the light kits looks bulky and doesn’t spread light around the room as gracefully.
The Japanese lanterns bring an exotic theme to the room, but many consider them a fire hazard. This pendant globe by Sea Gull is made of glass and steel.
Using cool tones helps make a bedroom more calming. A blue mood light in the ceiling makes a great night lite. It sure beats sleeping with the TV on. Lamp shades will also affect the cool tones. A purple or green lamp shade, for example.
Everybody’s lighting needs are different. Some people don’t have any need to read in bed and only use the bedroom chamber for romance. Light can be softened even further by adding sumptuous details to the room such as a canopy veil or heavy window treatments.
The warm lighting in this bedroom creates an air of intimacy, and its very forgiving to the marks of age. The Yachting Club Pendant Light has a similar look with its bronze shade. It would create the same amber color.
Adding the perfect chandelier to a bedroom transforms it into a chamber in the palace of Versailles.
With angled walls that you might have from a bedroom in an attic, take advantage of the geometrical intricacy. Light reflects off curtains and angled walls in an abstract and exciting way. This kind of room looks like a sky pirate’s hideout.
In the end, everybody loves bedside lamps, especially when they’re ornate and elegant. They’re easy to turn on and off when you’re half asleep.
As much as we want our bedrooms to look like escapes into our imaginations, where dreams can float up to the ceilings and take us all the places we’ve always wanted to go, we need something concrete to bring us back to reality in the morning. Something needs to remind us that this is our home where we know we belong. No matter how perfectly balanced the lighting might be, the bedroom needs to reflect the needs of your soul. Do you sleep with a night lite? Do you fall asleep reading? When you know the answers to these, you will know exactly how to arrange the artificial light of your bedroom.