Posted on Jul 24, 2008 | Comments 1
Want to bring ambience to the bedroom? Then interior lighting is the most important thing you need to consider. Add artificial lighting, which brightens up the bedroom. Many love their bedroom to be dull and sober without much lighting.
Lighting is very much important in the bedroom; you need a dark room for sleeping but if proper lighting is not present in the bedroom it hinders the other activities such as reading, relaxing and watching television.
Weather you live in a small house or in a big house; you need a bedroom to reside and make the sleeping comfortable. There are basically 2 types of lighting setups:
- Natural lighting: Large windows help you to give natural lighting to the bedroom. Even if your bedroom is stylish with graceful artificial lightings, you need natural lighting to bring the original essence of lighting to the room [Selecting house windows].
- Artificial lighting: It is used even after the arrangement of big windows, which add lighting to the bedroom. You need artificial lighting to add light to the bedroom in the nights and in cloudy days. Artificial lights can be divided into different lighting segments.
If you have decided to arrange artificial lighting to the bedroom, then think of the budget requirements. You can add light to the bedroom with a single florescent bulb, but if you are thinking to add elegance to the bedroom, then you should add different models in lighting, which bring grace to the bedroom.
Different lighting models:
Lighting fixtures: These come in two sections, wall fixtures and central fixtures. These fixtures are attached to the wall and make the bedroom a place with tranquility and peace. Sometimes you cannot lighten up every end of the bedroom; in this case these fixtures help you to add light to room corners.
- Central fixtures: As the name indicates, this is installed in the center of the room for enhancing the mood of the bedroom. Bright lights can be added to make the room brighter and sober lights can be added to give a calm effect to the bedroom. Now-a-days these central fixtures are being installed to the fan, enhancing the beauty of the lighting fixtures.
- Wall fixtures: These are exactly used to lighten up the corners of the bedroom. These can be installed at each side of the bed and can be used as task lighting too.
Track lighting: These lights are installed near to the wardrobe to add lighting to the wardrobe. When you open the wardrobe, these lights directly focus into the wardrobe providing lighting. But, make sure you have a separate switch to have control over the track lighting.
Kinetic lighting: These are used to lighten up the corners of the room when you switch the main light and want to give a sober effect to the room. These lights are just like candles which add spark to the room. The most famous kinetic lights are bubble lamps and lava lamps. These lights are lit up to bring a calm and soothing effect to the room and support sleeping.
Face forward: This light is arranged near to the dressing table, supporting you to get ready. This light will ensure that you do not see any shadows on your face. The most famous face forward lighting to be arranged in the bedroom are incandescent lights and halogen lights. Florescent lights are not preferred as they give hard light.
Wall lighting: This type of lighting is getting famous now-a-days and this type of lighting adds elegance to the bedroom. The color of the bedroom walls also influences the lighting in the bedroom. If you have a dark tone on the bedroom wall and want this tone to spread in the bedroom, then focus lighting on the wall. By focusing the light on wall, the color of the wall bounces back and creates the wall texture on to the room.
There are other types of lighting which can be arranged in the bedroom, but these lighting are the most famous lighting techniques for adding grace to the bedroom.