Modern lighting technology today allows for a lot more creativity than ever before, and interior design professionals, contractors, and homeowners alike are taking advantage of this technology and the flexibility it provides to create some very interesting modern bedroom lighting situations.
At the same time, all of this flexibility can be a bit of a double edged sword. There’s so much flexibility that you can be the kind to get lost in implementing modern lighting, and that can create a real mess as far as your bedroom lighting is concerned.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you out!
Size and scale is critical
One of the most important things you can do when you’re getting ready to implement modern bedroom lighting technology is choose lighting options that have the right size and the right scale for what you are trying to pull off in the space you have available.
There’s nothing worse than feeling like your lighting overwhelms a space, aside from feeling like your lighting is almost nonexistent of course. You really want to focus on choosing the perfect size and the perfect scale lighting fixtures (combining large and small fixtures to add a bit of extra visual impact) as best you can.
Mix things up a bit
It’s really, really important that you don’t try to light your entire bedroom with only a handful of lighting fixtures coming from a handful of directions.
This will create an almost spotlight kind of affect and you’ll try to stay as far away from that as humanly possible. This is, after all, your bedroom and not the scene of a prison break!
Mix and match different kinds of lighting fixtures (incandescent and LED, for example), and mix and match the height and location of these lighting options as well. All of this will have a transformative impact on your bedroom and it will definitely be for the better.
Put everything – EVERYTHING – on a dimmer switch
You want to be in complete and total control of the lighting in your bedroom space, and that means not only having as much of your lighting on independent switches as possible (so you can trigger different lighting fixtures at different points in time) but you also want to keep everything on a dimmer switch as well.
You’ll thank us when you don’t have to wake up with a blinding hot light on you the moment that you flip a switch and you’ll thank us twice when you let the lights go down when you’re feeling a little bit more romantic.