The Ultimate Bedroom Lighting Design Ideas For Rooms With Low Ceilings
Today, the choice of light fittings for bedrooms use are limitless. Contemporary lighting essentials such as recessed cans and track lighting to wall sconces and chandeliers, to floor lighting options, interior lighting perform a range of functions and come in a mind-boggling array of styles suited to serve any and every individual’s purpose. Let’s take a look at how to deal with low ceilings in bedrooms, and why a well-lit bedroom is always in vogue!
Believe it or not, even with a pricey up-market home people still find rooms with low ceilings. This may be from a past cheap renovation, or a low cost build many years ago. Regardless of why you have a low ceiling in your home, we wanted to give you some suggestions of how to avoid the low ceiling looking so low!
1/ Painting Techniques
One of the best known tricks in the book for low ceilings is to paint your walls and ceilings the same colour. This technique blends the ceiling into the walls making them seem larger. If you’re going to use this method, be sure not to choose a colour that shrinks the space itself. Go with light shades such as soft blues and beiges. Paint whole walls one colour, even if they have a chair rail around the room as many heritage homes do.
Low ceilings can make your home feel claustrophobic, so painting all as one colour makes the room seem larger, less claustrophobic.
2/ Smarter Light Fittings
You should also consider using recessed lighting fittings in low ceiling homes. Hanging light fixtures and large chandeliers can actually make ceilings seem lower, and people may touch the fitting when walking past it. Recessed lighting helps you avoid this problem and you simply put more elaborate light fittings on the side tables and walls.
Of course, choosing the right recessed lighting is never an easy job. You want to seek the right fitting for the look and feel of your home to create the right atmosphere of warmth, comfort and luxury. Lending itself to creating such beautiful ambience is many of the Telbix close to ceiling, and recessed lighting on the market. Today, it’s easier than ever before to achieve your own style in your home interior.
Whether you want to make your bedroom look dramatic or highlight specific decorative elements, you can even use contemporary lighting to disguise flaws in your room (like a low ceiling) and simply emphasise the good features in your bedroom (eg. a large window or lovely furniture).
Appropriate lighting can really bring out your colour scheme and create a mood that can vary from intimate to vibrant. You can have it all. Contemporary lighting is available in various shapes, designs, sizes, styles and finishes. Choose bold metallic accents or smooth, transparent glass, or try the recessed or tracking lighting, contemporary lighting is our biggest seller at Telbix these days.
3/ Designer Lighting Designs
So you’ve heard of fashion design, interior design, and even furniture design, but have you heard of lighting design? Probably not!
But this is exactly what you require when choosing light fittings for your home including the bedroom. Lighting design can make your home and bedroom look like a welcoming, cozy and loved place or the complete opposite. Lighting design can also dramatically change the appearance of the beautiful decorative items you have on display and make them look stunning and eye-catching. No longer is lighting simply about fluorescent lights fitted on your rooms’ walls. It has moved beyond direct light to address specific lighting requirements of each individual corner in your home.
4/ Distract Away From The Ceiling
Every bedroom should have a touch of visual drama and you can achieve these effects by creating some contrast. Creating contrast is the underlying principle of lighting design and is typically achieved with the help of using different lights in each space. Let us take the example of your bedroom. While a chandelier may provide ambient light, a recessed halogen light can act as a task light that emphasises specific things around the room and on the walls, while wall scones provide respite and add the accent. Therefore the chandelier is no longer required to make a bedroom look special.
5/ Using Ambient Lighting
Ambient light is typically the general light source in a room; try not to make it your main source of illumination. Contrast your ambient light source with brighter task and accent lights that provide highlighting effects and powerful illumination for particular use. Key sources of illumination can be the task lights, which offer 6-10 times the level of ambient lights. Of course, the primary factors to consider when choosing contemporary lighting is to check the attributes each specific room. These attributes include room size, ceiling height, architectural features (bay window, dormer etc), room décor, the amount of natural sunlight available in the room and the strength of your bulbs.
6/ Contemporary Bedroom Lighting
Contemporary lighting emphasises a clean straight line, and a wide variety of metallic finishes for the bases. Simple white or off-white colour globes are typical of this style and provide plenty of ambient light without distracting attention from the key aspects of any space. The beauty of contemporary lighting lies in the simplicity of the design that is subtle and blend with the space making it appear warm, accessible and relaxing.
While it is true that we have come a long way since the days of burning animal fat for illumination, but what hasn’t changes if our need for indoor lighting. Only now, we have contemporary lighting fixtures in a multitude of shapes, designs and one for almost occasion (including sleeping). So when shopping for lighting fixtures ensure you buy the styles you think will suit your home’s decor the best.
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