Your Basic Guide to Master Bedroom Lighting
On an average, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping; there's no surprise why we have such an attachment to our beds! But more than that, our master bedroom isn't limited to just snoozing. For many of us, it is also our sanctuary, the very core of our homes where we can unwind, relax and find our gravity amidst the busy schedules and pile of chores. Thus, it is important to make this room cosy as well as creative. One factor that transforms your master bedroom's appearance is the lighting, and today, we are about to shed light on that. No pun intended.
With a plethora of lighting systems available in the market, you have so many options to dress your master bedroom. Name it; from table lamps to chandeliers, pendant lights to wall scones, there are so many possibilities to quickly switch the atmosphere with different lighting techniques. But how to choose the one that fits and feels right? Here are your clues.
Consider the size and scale:
Typically, a master bedroom has a 2.7 metre tall ceiling. This offers enough height for a centrepiece chandelier, or a pair of pendant lights to hang on either side of the bed. When looking for fixtures, you want these three basic things:
- A perfect level light for reading
- A satisfying light for dressing
- A lighting system to reach all areas in the room
For larger rooms, it is safe to say that you’ll be using different kinds of lighting systems to create the perfect atmosphere. Ambient lighting is the key to that. Master bedroom lights should diffuse as soft, peaceful glow that relaxes your mind and body, and should not overwhelm your eyes. Minimal task lighting can be used specifically for your boudoir or dresser.
Tip: Choose only what needs to be lighted. Reading nooks and desks demand directed lighting. Sitting areas, on the other hand, crave for softer illumination.
Master bedrooms call for a sense of harmony and balance. After all, it is the place where you pull yourself together after a stressful day. Table lamps are perfect for a master bedroom because they offer a clean, basic aesthetic with function. Place two of these lamps on your either bedside; this instantly creates a balanced look. Alternatively, hanging pendant lights are a good option if you want a fuss-free style. Looking for other inspirations? Cop off these looks below:
This lovely Scandinavian inspired master bedroom showcases a rather industrial twang with a cage pendant light hanging on the side of the bed. It fits the colour perfectly and offers a convenient lighting (no side tables to bother you with). Similar to this, Fat Shack Vintage offers many cage pendant light designs you can choose from to decorate your own bedside.
Did you know that wall lights can actually work as master bedroom fixtures? Take this cone light for example; it creates a romantic, rustic charm on your master bedroom. This way, you can decorate your accent tables with other décor, such as your favourite books, or pictures of your loved ones.
This rather moody looking bedroom makes use of an interesting drop chandelier and two kohl-coloured wall lamps. Dig this look? Find drop light pendant lights in Fat Shack Vintage and create an unusual lighting centrepiece for your master bedroom.
Design to Your Desire:
Last but not least, choose a lighting style that showcases your character. Don't be afraid to experiment with fixtures that will add a bit of your persona into your room. Details matter. A lovely centrepiece creates an instant style factor into your master bedroom. Smaller ones, however, bring out a subtle beauty that does not overpower the rest of your decor. A cluster of lights brings out a playful touch to your bedspace. Don't overlook the high-tech factors as well! Wouldn't it be nice to have controls at the most convenient area that allows you to turn the lights on and off without disturbing your beloved's sleep? Because in the end, proper master bedroom lighting is not about pzazz—it’s all about your comfort.
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