Three Types of Lighting to Make Your Bedroom Cosy and Attractive
Several decades ago, homeowners used to think that a single lamp—an incandescent light bulb or a fluorescent lamp—was sufficient to illuminate a room. This lamp was commonly hung in the middle, attached onto the room’s ceiling. These days, especially in modern homes, lamps are used not only to generate light in a room but also to enhance the aesthetics of the room and conjure up the owner’s desired mood.
Depending on their shapes and specific functions, there are different kinds of bedroom lights. But in general, for those of you who are not too familiar with lighting types, here are three types of lighting suitable for a bedroom.
This type of lighting illuminates the whole room evenly. Based on its fixture or fitting, you can find general lighting in the form of a pendant light, a flush-mount ceiling light, or a recessed light (which is also known as downlight and is rising in popularity nowadays). The selection of the lights should be suited to the overall style of your bedroom or your home. Whichever general lighting that you choose, make sure that it can provide adequate lighting and has the desirable aesthetic value.
As the name suggests, the function of this lighting is to illuminate your activities in the room such as reading or putting on make-up. There are various kinds of task lighting. But, in general, you can find this light in the form of table lamp and sconces or wall-mounted track light.
The most common table lamp is the bedside reading lamp. Just like table lamps with their various types of fixtures/fittings, there are also a lot of types of sconces or wall-mounted track lights. You can install a sconce on the wall above the headboard as reading light, which can also function as a room decoration. If you prefer a contemporary style lamp for working, you can install a wall-mounted track light. This type of light is also very suitable if you want a light with a dimmer feature.
Accent lighting is also known as mood or ambient lighting, as it can conjure up a desired mood and ambience. This type of lighting is distinguishable because it doesn’t shine directly to the eyes, but through the reflection on certain objects. This type of lighting accentuates the presence of a specific object in a bedroom and produces shadow play to make the room look livelier and more defined.
The position of this lighting can vary. You can install it behind the ceiling, behind a painting, under open shelves, behind potted plants, etc. One thing you need to consider well when you are installing accent lighting on your own is the cables. Make sure that you keep them as tidy as possible so that they stay hidden. Tangled and visible cables will surely spoil the ambience you’re trying to create.
Those are three types of bedroom lighting that you need to know and, perhaps, you can apply if you want to make your bedroom look more attractive and cosier. You can also experiment by decorating your room with these three basic types of lighting. If you are still unsure of the right setting, you can always visit Archify to get more inspirations for bedrooms and lightings, and a selection of interior designers ready to help you realize a great bedroom design.