What type of lighting is best for a bedroom i.e bright, dim or both? Your bedroom is a sanctuary and should be a place of relaxation and rest. But it’s also the room for activities such as getting ready in the morning and reading before bedtime. Installing a dimmer switch gives you the best of both worlds - bright light for carrying out tasks and dimmed light to create a relaxing bedtime environment.
Does the size and the interior décor/style of the bedroom affect the type of lighting you choose and why? As with any other room in the home, your bedroom lighting should tie in with the room’s overall look and feel. Generally speaking, recessed lighting and flush mount ceiling lights are going to work best in small bedrooms with low ceilings. Pendants, semi-flush mounts, and chandeliers work well in larger bedrooms with high ceilings. Bedside lamps are a bedroom staple, but if space is limited and your side tables are already looking cluttered then opt for wall sconces on either side of your bed instead.
Things to look out for or avoid when looking for bedroom lights? Don’t use bulbs that are cooler in temperature as this promotes alertness. A warmer bulb does not interfere with your body’s melatonin production and is therefore more conducive to a peaceful night’s sleep. Use multiple light sources so that your lighting is layered. Your bedroom should have task lighting, ambient lighting, and accent lighting. Opaque lamp shades next to your bed are not ideal because when you turn them on at night you’ll be faced with an uncomfortable glare.