How to Light a Bedroom

How to brighten up the bedroom

The bedroom is where most people spend almost a third of their lives, but it’s one of the least noticeable rooms in the house. Learning how to brighten up your bedroom should be on your to-do list for 2019, and you can improve the overall look of your bedroom without spending a lot of money.

If you only have one light on your nightstand and maybe one on the ceiling, there’s plenty of room for improvement. Creating a relaxing atmosphere is conducive to doing the things you like to do in your bedroom, such as sleeping and reading. Here are some tips on how to illuminate your bedroom. And here are some options you may not have considered before.

Why is recessed lighting better for general lighting?

Recessed lighting is ideal for general lighting. It provides lighting for the entire room and combines with a dimmer switch to give you complete control over the brightness of the room at any time of the day or night. If you don’t have overhead lighting in your home, I can confidently say that this is one of the best improvements you can make to your home.

Do some calculations for lighting placement

As mentioned above, the ceiling height divided by 2 is a general guide. This should give you an idea of the spacing you need for your lighting. In more task-oriented areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, you may need to be more creative with the direction of your lighting. Rather than putting too many lights in one room, consider light pools and other factors to make lighting more efficient.

4″ or 6″ recessed lighting in the bedroom – which is better?

If you have a spacious room (>350 square feet), a 6-inch recessed light would be an ideal choice. You should also make sure that if you use a 6-inch recessed light, the distance between the fixtures should be about 6 feet. A 4-inch light is suitable for smaller rooms. It can take up very little area, with only three feet of space between each fixture. In addition, 4-inch recessed lights are easy to install.

Full coverage

To warmly illuminate an entire room, use recessed lighting in a simple pattern through the ceiling. This works best in rooms with large windows and plenty of natural light. Always add a dimmer to control brightness and mood. Recessed lighting in the bedroom can add style and function in subtle ways and can be combined with other fixtures such as chandeliers, ceiling fans and bedside wall sconces. LED recessed lighting is great because you’re sure to find the perfect lighting for your space.