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 stylish pendant or ceiling lights, and task lighting 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 strong centerpiece. It can add opulence to the room. An ornate chandelier gives a more traditional or country-style feel.
It’s important that a ceiling light isn’t too low above the bed. This needs to be considered if you have young children who might bounce on the bed. A shorter or close-to-ceiling fixture is a safer. Don’t install lights right over the pillows so you have to look up directly at the fixture.
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.