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Tips for Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Bedroom

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Bedrooms can be very unique spaces within the home and often you’ll want specific types of lighting for your bedroom. This will vary from person to person and house to house but as a general guide, let’s take a look at some tips for lighting up your bedroom and achieving a variety of lighting results.

Take Some Time To Determine Your Bedroom Lighting Needs

If you first come up with a plan, you’ll have a clearer picture of what you want before spending money on lighting and having it installed. It’s best to get it right from the outset, rather than realising you’ve made a mistake after the fact.

Take note of the various features and pieces of furniture in the bedroom. Is there a desk, a vanity unit or a small couch? Will these areas need their own lighting sources?

In other words, be aware of the overall functionality of the room and everything that will take place in the bedroom. With this knowledge, you’ll then have a clearer idea of your lighting requirements.

LED Table Lamps Are Something You Should Consider

LED table lamps have a number of positive attributes. To begin with, LED lighting lasts a long time. Secondly, LED bulbs, while bright, consume way less electricity than other forms of light globe.

Many LED table lamps are designed to be desk lamps, so if you do have a desk or a vanity in your bedroom, LED lighting of this variety is something to consider. The lamps are adjustable in both height and angle, so you’ll have the light shining precisely where you need it.

Overhead Ceiling Lights With a Dimmer Switch

While it may be a bedroom, there will be times when you want or need bright light to easily see by. That’s where the standard overhead white light comes into its own. However, it’s also a good idea to have a dimmer switch attached to that overhead light so you can adjust the intensity of the illumination.

This way, your overhead light can be as bright as you need it to be, or toned down to create a more relaxing vibe without being totally in the dark. Having a dimmer switch can be a good idea if you have a TV in the bedroom but don’t want distracting bedside lights on or to watch TV in total darkness and strain the eyes.

What Are Some Good Ideas For Bedside Lamps?

Having bedside lamps that are sensory is a logical and practical choice in bedrooms. This way, to switch the light on or off, all you have to do is touch it somewhere on the base, rather than sleepily fumbling around trying to find a switch.

You might even want to take a look at some varieties of cordless bedside lamps. There are many different styles to choose from and the real advantage of cordless bedside lighting is you don’t need ready access to a power source. These lamps are rechargeable, are very economical to run and come in some very modern and cool designs.

Whatever you choose, you won’t want bedside lamps that are too big or too bright.

Is Warm or Cool Lighting Best For Bedrooms?

This is often a matter of personal choice and it’s all about colour temperature. You could just opt for straight up neutral lighting, but lighting that imparts a soft, warm glow will add a coziness to the room. Although cool lighting can work, it can leave the bedroom feeling a little bit cold and clinical.

To be on the safe side, if you’re not sure, just stick with lighting that has a neutral colour temperature.

LED Strip Lighting

LED strip lighting is so versatile that you could use it in a number of cool ways in the bedroom. One of the most practical is to have the strip lighting installed on the wall behind the bed, or installed in the bed’s headboard. It creates an ambient glow that really sets the mood of the bedroom.

In Conclusion

To truly nail the lighting design for your bedroom environment, it always pays to spend some time thinking about it beforehand and coming up with a bedroom lighting plan that covers everything you need.

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