The bedroom must be the coziest room in the house, right? A place where you can watch a movie, read a good book, dress calmly and, above all, sleep. It must be your refuge; that space you are looking for for moments of relaxation and tranquility.
There are several ways to make your bedroom a special corner. From the selection of colors to the choice of decorative objects, everything contributes to transmit the feeling of comfort that you are looking for.
An important point that helps in creating this environment — a mix of functionality, beauty and warmth — is the lighting. A well thought-out lighting design can make all the difference in the final result.
And to help you with room lighting, we’ve brought you 9 tips to create the perfect environment for rest and leisure time. Check out!
Calculate well the size of the room
The first thing to watch out for in any bedroom lighting project is the size of the room. Larger spaces naturally require more light than smaller ones. But that doesn’t mean that just increase the number of light bulbs around the room and everything will be solved.
If the place is more spacious, you can create more than one environment in it — each one will have a different light proposal to meet the features designed for it. It is possible, for example, to build a brighter niche for reading or studying and another with more dim light for sleeping. However, if this variation is not possible, you can create a disposition that solves several issues in a single environment.
Strategically distribute light sources
Placing a single lamp in the center of the room, despite being what most commonly happens in works, is not the best way to light up the room. Install different light points throughout the space — strategically placed according to the purpose of the location. The idea is to ensure uniform lighting, able to enhance the angles of the environment and increase the feeling of spaciousness.
An interesting tip is to use plaster moldings with built-in LED lamps. This technique contributes to a more modern design.
Choose the right chandelier
If you choose a central chandelier, keep in mind that it needs to reflect the style of your room’s decor.
If it’s a more modern line, you can opt for round and metallic chandeliers. If you want a more rustic atmosphere, go for the wooden ones. But if romanticism sets the tone, crystal models are the most recommended and the best thing is that they fit perfectly in rooms decorated with wallpaper.
In addition to making this combination — which makes all the difference in the environment — it is also important to note whether these decorative items help to diffuse the lighting or focus it on a specific point. Choosing the right chandelier needs to be made according to your light distribution needs.
Use curtains and enjoy natural light
A room that receives natural light is more airy and can be a great energy-saving option. However, in this case, it is worth investing in the placement of curtains, which allow a better dosage of light and guarantee the necessary privacy of the space. After all, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than being woken up in the morning with sunlight on your face.
Another advantage that curtains offer is that, when chosen with discretion, they aesthetically collaborate with the room’s decor.
Opt for adjustable lights
There are several options of lamps and dimmer switches on the market that allow you to adjust the light intensity. This option is perfect for adapting the ambient luminosity to the desired climate.
If you want to make the room more romantic and cozy, just reduce the intensity. On the other hand, if you want to read or if you need to make up for that party, just increase the intensity.
Bet on lamps and lampshades
And you will win for sure. These items are perfect for decorating the room and even help to distribute light sources. For those who love reading, a lampshade (or a lamp) is the great joker in lighting planning. When installed beside the bed, both ensure the perfect light for reading.
Pay special attention to the closet
It is necessary to place light bulbs near the closet or inside the closet to make choices easier when getting ready!
Just be careful not to install them in points too close to the clothes, as they can burn with the heat of the light. If this is unavoidable, you can opt for LED lamps, which do not generate heat and therefore would not damage the parts.
This is a solution that can be very interesting also for very stuffy closets . That way, you don’t run the risk of “dying from the heat” or “sweating profusely” while getting ready.
Pay attention to surfaces that reflect light
A good light distribution project needs to pay attention to the placement of light points. Taking advantage of mirrors and other reflective surfaces to improve the lighting of the space can be an interesting resource, especially when we talk about natural light or diffused and indirect lights.
On the other hand, placing direct light spots — such as spotlights or lamps — facing reflective spots can create glare (that annoying effect that occurs when strong light is reflected directly into a person’s eyes). So be careful when choosing the position of your light source. Ideally, do some tests from multiple angles!
Choose the correct type of lamp
As we already mentioned in the text, hot lamps can burn your clothes. This is not, however, the only issue. The heat produced can raise the temperature of the room, which is extremely inconvenient in naturally hotter places. On the other hand, it can be strategic in colder regions.
Another point you need is the color of the light. White is more focused on activities that need to be focused, such as working or reading. The yellow one brings a more cozy feeling and invites you to rest.
Yellow ones are usually best suited for the bedroom, but you can take the quiz to see which one pleases you the most. If your case is to have a corner for reading, for example, you can also choose to place a white lamp in a specific lamp.
An idea that can give a charm to room lighting is the use of LED strips. Easy to apply — without the need to hire specialized professionals — they give you the possibility to use different colors to create incredible effects.
By following these suggestions, you’ll be able to assemble a bedroom lighting project that meets all your needs and makes the environment even more beautiful and cozy! Impossible better, isn’t it?