Lighting is an important consideration in all areas of the home in terms of practicality, atmosphere and even health. The bedroom is an area that many struggle to get right with lighting because, obviously, you want the room to be as dark as possible at night but also bright and light during the day. Here are a few suggestions to improve lighting in the bedroom that could make a big difference to your home and life.
Maximise Natural Light
Natural light is hugely important for our health and well-being, plus it can help to make your bedroom look and feel bigger, brighter and airier. You can maximise natural light by keeping your windows clean and by ensuring that there is nothing that is blocking light. Of course, you also need to make sure that you can block out light when you want to sleep so you need good curtains/blinds.
Incorporate Reflective Items
Reflective items can be helpful in terms of reflecting light and making the space look and feel much bigger. Mirrors are the most obvious way to do this and placing them opposite a light source (like the windows) will be a great way to enhance the lighting in your bedroom.
Add Decorative Lighting
In terms of artificial lighting, you will want to experiment with layered lighting to improve the atmosphere while also establishing mood and atmosphere. One of the best ways to do this is with fairy lights that can create a cosy, magical feel in the bedroom while also adding additional light to the space.
Paint in White/Cream
Another way to reflect light in the bedroom and to make the space look and feel bigger is with the use of white/cream on the walls. Not only will this make the room lighter and airier, but it will also help you create a calm and peaceful atmosphere that is so important in the bedroom.
You should also consider the lightbulbs that you use in your lighting fixtures. It is a good idea to opt for LED lightbulbs because these can illuminate a space while also using a lot less energy. This means that you are reducing your environmental impact, lowering your energy costs and also using lightbulbs that will last a lot longer and save you from having to replace them often.
These are all effective ways to improve the lighting in your bedroom that could make a difference both to the room and your life. This is a space where you want to get the lighting right so that you can enjoy natural light in the morning while still being able to keep it dark enough at night. You also want practical lighting that will also help to set a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in this space.