A lot of people overlook the effects of good bedroom lighting. Some would choose a general light, perhaps one or two side table lamps and call it a day. Bedroom and kitchen remodeling services Advantage Contracting shares a basic guide to bedroom lighting.
Lighting in Layers
As with the kitchen or living room, lighting is best done in layers:
Ambient Light — Also known as general light, ambient lighting bathes the room in light when turned on. It simulates the natural lighting that the room receives during the day,
Accent Light — Accent light highlights features that you wish to showcase, such as framed artwork. It also draws attention away from spots that are less than appealing.
Task Lighting — Similar to the task lighting used on your kitchen prep area, a bedroom can have one or several task lighting. Side table lamps and desk lamps are good examples of these.
The most effective bedroom lighting plans incorporate all three types to provide lighting where it’s needed and creates an atmosphere that simply can’t be achieved by a single light source. A good kitchen remodeling services contractor can help you choose the right types of bedroom lighting.
Other Factors to Consider
Room size should be considered when developing the bedroom lighting design. The simpler the room footprint is, the simpler the lighting requirements will be. There should be enough ambient lighting to illuminate the room without looking harsh or overwhelming.
Choosing the light fixtures is not as easy as it seems, given the sheer amount of options available in the market. It is actually easier to choose fixtures if you already have existing fixtures, as all you need is to find the same or similar styles. You also have to consider the look that you’re going for: a modern bedroom will need sleek and simple fixtures. If you’re after a traditional look, perhaps a chandelier would be more your style. Fortunately, LED technology makes it possible to use several light bulbs at once without severely affecting your energy bills.
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