Your bedroom can take on many roles throughout the day. Of course, it’s where you sleep but it can also be a room you use to relax, and a room that sometimes has to be an office. Because the bedroom can serve so many purposes, it needs versatile lighting that works for all of these uses and more. At Lincoln Lighting Center, we’re the experts you need to help you design the perfect bedroom lighting that will make it into a useful, comfortable room. Browse our online store or come to our showroom to see all of the possibilities that are open to you!
First Steps for Effective Lighting
There are a few key factors to keep in mind when you’re lighting a bedroom, so before you stop in to Lincoln Lighting Center, make sure you know the following:
The size of the bedroom: This is an important thing to know because it can determine how much and what kinds of lighting you need.
The height of the ceiling: Bedrooms run the gamut in terms of ceiling height. Some have low ceilings to make the room feel more cool and cozy and some have high ceiling that help the room feel more open. Knowing how much headroom you have will prevent mistakes like hanging a three-foot chandelier in a room with an eight-foot ceiling, or putting accent sconces twelve feet up.
The natural light: While it might seem like a good idea to keep the room you sleep in cavelike, it’s not always the best idea. Rooms that are too dark can feel a little dingy or sad and you won’t like spending time in it. This is especially true if you choose to use a lot of lamps that have very dark shades. Nothing is worse than hoping for usable light and being met with a weak stream of soft yellow light.
Variety is Important
As we mentioned before, bedrooms are versatile spaces that need versatile lighting. If a corner of your bedroom is set up as a home office, you’ll need direct light over there in order to effectively read, type, and write, while a corner with a comfy recliner will probably only need indirect light or maybe a lamp for reading.
We tend to recommend that the fixtures you choose be appropriate for what the primary use of the room will be. If you pretty much only sleep in the bedroom, get fixtures that allow you to see things clearly at night while you’re preparing for the next day but that are also dimmable for relaxation. If your bedroom is a multipurpose room, more than one set of fixtures might be necessary or you may want to add non-permanent lighting to some parts of the room (reading lamps, vanity lights, etc.)
Hopefully you found this blog helpful when you start thinking about the new lighting for your bedroom. If you have any questions about how to light your room or about any of the products in our online lighting store, please give us a call. You won’t find a better source of exterior and interior lighting anywhere else in Lincoln!