LightsAndLiving, Rahul Jalan, Bedroom lighting design, Accent lights, Task lights, Chandeliers, Lighting design tips, Ambient light, General lighting, Coloured lights

Bedroom Lights: Tips and Tricks

Rahul Jalan, founder of LightsAndLiving, offers valuable inputs on creating the perfect lighting ambience

Lighting is a core design element that can make-or-break the decor of a room. It becomes even ten-fold important in the bedroom - a sacred space where most people unwind and get to be themselves after a busy day. Picking the perfect bedroom light is an art that requires careful planning. With so many options available, it can get a little confusing to start.

Rahul Jalan, founder of LightsAndLiving

Use the art of layering
The trick to getting the right ambiance with bedroom lights is to use layering, a concept where you use the power of all the different types of lights to set a mood.

Types of bedroom lights
There are several types of lights you can mix-and-match, but they generally fall under three categories:

·  Ambient lights are the main source of light, for  eg flush-mount lights or chandeliers.

·  Task lights are used to perform specific activities, like studying and reading, examples include arm lamps and table lamps.

·  Accent lights set the mood of the room and can also be used to draw a person’s gaze to a specific area or an object. Eg. Recessed lighting and taped light.

For the best results, pick a few lighting pieces from each of the mentioned categories to decorate the room. The light fixtures will produce soft glow for relaxation and bright light for a productivity boost.

Tips to consider
Size: Make sure that the selected light fixture goes with the size of the room. Oversized pieces in a small room can make it look cluttered. When picking a chandelier, don’t let it hang too low.

Shade: Lamp shade controls the intensity of lights. If you want a task light for a specific purpose like reading, go with a dark shade. A frosted shade will radiate a softer-intensity light, dispersed over a larger area.

Dimmers: Use dimmers to control the brightness of the light.

Colour: Coloured lights are fun, and even a typical white light comes with different shades. Pick the right one that makes you feel welcomed and relaxed. You can even have a few accent lights that are coloured.

Trending

Events

29 May, 2020
The Guild, Mumbai, presents a selection of paintings, From Ash to Spring, that takes us on the journey of Iranna’s more...
24 May, 2020
The trade fair releases new press note highlighting exemplary strategies that will address climate change
18 May, 2020
Kochi-based designers Utharaa Zacharias & Palaash Chaudhary curate an interesting design show in collaboration with eleven studios from around the more...