When selecting bedroom lamps, style and lighting versatility are important. While much of the time in a bedroom is spent sleeping, these rooms often are used for a variety of other activities. As such, bedroom lamps and lighting need to not only enhance the appearance of the room but also address a number of very different tasks. Here are some thoughts to keep in mind when selecting lighting for a bedroom.
Lamp Style: Generally speaking, a lamp is usually not the piece of furniture that the bedroom is designed around. Instead, the style of the lamps will need to coordinate with the primary pieces of furniture such as the bed and dresser. However, bedroom lamps, do not necessarily have to match the style exactly. Yet, they do need to relate to the style in some manner.
Lighting Sources: There are many sources to consider for bedroom lighting such as portable lamps (bedside lamps, desk lamps, dresser lamps), overhead lighting (chandelier, flush mount, recessed, track), and wall lighting (sconces). These fixtures encompass lighting types referred to as ambient (general), task, and accent lighting.
Much of the time, a bedroom needs diffused lighting for tasks such as getting dressed, conversation, and making a bed. Diffused lighting is best accomplished by a combination of lighting sources. In the daytime, the lighting that comes through windows together with lighting from a table lamp may be sufficient to provide diffused lighting.
Portable Lamps: A portable lamp such as a bedside lamp is quit versatile, in that it can be used for general illumination, task lighting, or accent lighting. Portable lamps with 3-way switches allow for maximum flexibility. The switch allows to lamp to have a 3 levels of intensity – low, medium, and high. At the highest intensity the lamps are good for general lighting and reading while the lower intensity is good for watching TV at night or creating a softer, more romantic atmosphere.
When watching the TV when a room is dark, the glare from the tube will be reduced if there is another light source in the room. In addition to using light fixtures with built in switches or dimmers are another great way to control the lighting in a bedroom Lampe tactile