Bedrooms should be places of serenity. It’s where we begin our day, and where we end it after tiring hours at work, running errands, and running the house. So when the day is over, it is important to retreat into a peaceful bedroom where one can wind down and call it a day.
Besides having a comfy bed and staying away from electronics, we recommend using indirect lighting together with dimmers for softer illumination. There are a few ways one can have indirect lighting: Light fixtures that have covers around the bulbs such as drum pendants and table lamps with shades, as well as directional lights such as spot lights that are directed away from the human eyes, toward walls, ceilings, plants, sculptures and other interior accents. Another option is to use direct lighting with dimmers to reduce the light intensity. Indirect lighting and the use of dimmed lights help sensory reduction which is important for falling asleep faster.
Table lamps with shades for nightstands are perhaps the biggest sellers when it comes to bedroom lighting, and for a good reason. Nightstand table lamps provide great indirect lighting if they are used with shades, while providing enough lighting if one wants to do some reading before going to sleep. Drum pendants are also great ceiling fixtures to complement the nightstand lamps for an overall soft lighting.
In ultra modern homes, designers tend to go for more naked and direct lighting. In very modern bedrooms, it is common to see LED task lights on the nightstands paired with rail lights for the ceiling. Although this setup may provide a more modern look, it is important to remember that avoiding bright lights before going to sleep such as spot lights, computer screens, phone screens, etc. is imperative for a healthy rest. Therefore, we feel that it is very important to use such light fixtures in bedrooms with dimmers, and bring down the light intensity of the bedroom at least 30 minutes prior to sleep.