When it comes to creating a tranquil space in your bedroom, one of the often overlooked aspects is lighting. Lighting can really put the finishing touches on your room and will help to set the scene or the tone that you want to achieve. Whether you want mood lighting, fluorescent lighting, incandescent lighting or even LED lighting, it is a choice which is worth serious consideration.
At the end of the day, choose something which you know you will love, not only this week, but for years to come. Overall, lighting really completes the atmosphere in a bedroom and it can really complete the space. For example, you wouldn't want to have bright LED lights in a room which is already full of colour - that would just be far too overwhelming.
Instead, maybe you could opt for an incandescent light to balance out the colours and make more of a relaxing space. On the other hand, maybe you have really dull, or dark colours in your room and you want to brighten it up a bit without having to splash a bright yellow somewhere, instead, this is where LED lighting can come in handy.
Mood lighting can be a great choice for the bedroom, for a number of different reasons. To begin with, it creates a really dramatic effect. Because you are able to dim the lights, you are simultaneously saving energy, which also means reduced power bills. This is a great choice for table lamps and the likes. All in all, it really is a great choice for the bedroom!
This is a great lighting choice because it is very cheap due to the way it works through mercury and neon gas but at the same time, it retains the brightness of other lights. Along with this the lifespan of fluorescent lighting is around six times longer than that of a standard light. All in all, this is a great choice if you are after standard lighting on a budget.
Incandescent lighting is a great choice for the bedroom for a variety of different reasons. Similar to fluorescent lighting, incandescent lighting is also very budget friendly. One of the best things about incandescent lights however, is their ability to allow objects to remain the same colour as they would look in natural light. This type of lighting is a great choice if you are after something that is very inconspicuous or for use in a room that lacks natural light.
LED lighting is not only ecologically friendly but it is also energy efficient, has a long life span and shines brightly from the moment you switch it on. Along with this, LED lights are very small in size which makes them great for those hard to reach or small spaces. It is quite popular for people to add a few LED lights to their bedroom to complement lighting which is already present.
As you can see, there is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the type of lighting you want in your bedroom, but once you have done that, the fun begins! Now is the time to choose the design of the lights you want in your room. Maybe you want a chandelier above your bed, maybe you want downlights, maybe you want a hanging light so you can finally use that beautiful light shade you have sitting in storage and maybe you want to utilise bedside lamps for something a little extra.