Bedroom Lighting Design Guide – The Right Way To Use Accent Lighting


A bedroom with a large bed in a room

There are lots of things to consider when choosing bedroom lighting. The main elements you should consider are your taste, the layout of your bedroom, the purpose you want your bedroom to serve, the size and shape of your bedroom and other special considerations. Once you have all of these things in mind, then you can easily design your own bedroom lighting scheme.

 Popular Type Of Bedroom Lighting Tips 

A bedroom with a large bed in a room

The most popular type of bedroom lighting tips concerns the use of lighting fixtures, such as wall fixtures, track lighting and dimmers. Wall fixtures are among the most popular forms of home decorating lighting. They are not only beautiful, but can serve as decorative accessories that can enhance the ambience of the room. There are also special types of wall fixtures called nightlights or photocell which are especially designed to provide specific lighting effects.

If you are planning to create an overall relaxing and calming atmosphere, you can use track and wall fixtures with dimmers. This is because track fixtures are generally used for general lighting fixtures such as the overhead fan and desk lamps. Wall fixtures such as chandeliers, table lamps and pendant lights can also be used as general bedroom lighting fixture options. However, you should take note that these types of fixtures usually come with dimmers which you can use to adjust the level of light emitted from them.

Add Focus By Using Desk Lamps 

A bedroom with a bed and desk in a room

If you want your bedroom to serve as a workspace, then you can add focus by using desk lamps and other general lighting fixture options. You can add focus to a particular area by installing a desk lamp or two or three task lights. There are basically two types of desk lamps: those which have shade and those that do not. Those that have shade can be easily installed behind a work table or even in front of your computer table. Task lights, on the other hand, must be installed where you will need them most such over your desk, near your bed or in the corner of a room. Be sure to install task lights away from where you sleep as they may cause discomfort when you try to sleep.

Different Kinds Of General And Task Light 

You can easily find a variety of different kinds of general and task light in any bedroom lighting stores. You can choose among table lamps, desk lamps, halogen floor lamps, sconces, candelabra, ceiling lights, candelabra wall sconces, and wall sconces. However, if you are looking for something unique that can accent your bedroom furnishing, you can consider using a bedroom lighting fixture known as the job. The job is a kind of accent lighting which is typically used to highlight a particular picture or artwork in a room.

Summing Up

One good example of a bedroom lighting fixture is the wall sconce. It is an inexpensive yet elegant way of transforming your space. You can purchase wall sconces in many different materials including brass, gold, wrought iron, and glass. However, one of the most popular wall sconces is the Tiffany base-less sconce. It is a cheap antique that will surely add a touch of class to your space. If you are looking for something with a lot of unique styles, you should consider purchasing a sconce that is made from stained glass.

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