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Whether you retire to a small alcove or a grand master suite, you probably use your bedroom for more than just slumber. Dark bedrooms are great for sleeping, but too little light hinders you from doing much else.

Be Size Wise

Before buying bedroom lighting, first determine the size of room. Take your room measurements, along with outlet locations and furniture placement to a lighting showroom. The experts there can help you fill in with just the right light.

Keep Height In Mind

Consider scale. Bedrooms typically have lower 8 or 9 ft. tall ceilings. Avoid fixtures with longer bodies in favor of shorter or flush-mounted fixtures. You want a certain level for reading and enough lighting for dressing.

Leave Room to Glow

Decide what you want to do in the room, then choose appropriate lighting. Home computers, sewing machines and reading nooks in the bedroom need directed lighting. Sitting areas beg for softer, shaded fixtures. Vanities demand brighter light.

Stay On The Light Side

The fixtures may look nice, but the light will not be as functional. When buying a table lamp, opt for one with a softly diffused shade. Spend a moment to see how you turn it on and off to make sure it is not going to be too difficult to manage when you are in bed.

Location, Location, Location

Don't install lights directly over the bed. You will tend to look up at them while you are laying in bed. Direct light from overhead is less comfortable than soft light at face level.

Location, Location, Location

No single source of light is as visually comfortable as a combination of portable lamps and installed lighting. Too much light in one place is unpleasant and glaring. It's better to use more light sources of lower wattage.

Set The Mood

A strong dose of ambience is also important in the bedroom, install dimmers on lights for altering effect. Softer or colored light bulbs can also change a room's mood.

Don't Neglect The Closet

Lighting experts favor fluorescent lights because they provide lots of light, are cooler, save energy and can be concealed behind the header of door.

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.