Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, a place where you can go to relax after a stressful or busy day. Your bedroom is also a place where you might read, craft or even do work. To create a space that is both soothing and functional requires a bedroom lighting plan that uses various light sources. One overhead light isn’t enough.
When crafting your lighting plan,consider how you use your space and which areas will need task lighting. For example, if you do a lot of reading in bed, make sure you have a lamp or a wall light nearby that you can turn on and off without getting out of bed. A lamp is also beneficial if you have a desk where you perform various tasks.
Once you know which areas require task lighting, consider features in your space that you want to highlight or simply provide with more light. Sconces and wall lights can be used to accent architectural features or decorative accessories such as wall art in a room. They can also be used to illuminate a dark corner so that the entire room is evenly lit.
Now let’s move on to the ceiling. You can choose any type of light fixture, such as a chandelier or wall-mount fixture, just as long as it makes sense for your room’s space and style. When installing your ceiling light, consider adding a dimmer switch as well. This will allow you to soften the bedroom’s lighting and create a relaxed space in an instant.
And lastly, don’t forget about your closet space. A dark closet can make it difficult for you to find clothes or shoes and would greatly benefit from a light bulb. Even a small light bulb can make a big difference when you’re getting ready in the morning.
In general, remember that a bedroom needs more than one light to create a balanced, well-lit space. With the right lighting plan, you can design a space that allows you to be both productive and relaxed.