The lighting for a bedroom will largely depend on the function of the room as a place to relax or combining several functional areas. If the house or apartment allows arranging a separate room for every pastime, bedroom in the house must be illuminated with a soft diffused light.
Any of the above options suggests carefully designed solutions in the selection of lighting fixtures. Particular attention should be paid to the central element of lighting – the chandelier.
Chandelier in the bedroom interior
In order to choose a chandelier ideal for the bedroom, it must meet four requirements:
- ability to produce a soft diffuse glow;
- control with one hand;
- brightness control;
- device functionality.
The majority of the properties of lighting fixture depend on the design and materials of the lampshade. Frosted glass or fabric perfectly perform the function of scattering light. The effect of light play will be provided by crystal decorative elements.
High ceilings of the bedroom allow using classic chandeliers with horns. Cascading lamps and chandeliers in the old style with artificial candles will look appropriate here. Miniature chandeliers, recessed into the suspended ceilings or overhead ceiling lamps will help to light up the room with a low ceiling.
The starting point for choosing the chandelier should be the general style of the bedroom. The classic trend in a room design involves a use of luxurious chandeliers with crystal pendants. Great view of the luminaire will accentuate the general mood of the boudoir.
The Oriental style allows using paper lantern chandelier with a wooden carcass. This element will be in harmony with a wooden screen, decorated with the cloth. Patterns in the form of dragons, cherry branches and hieroglyphs will perfectly complement the image.
Country style involves installation of a lamp with forged fittings. Alternatively, you can use more simple materials, painted in bronze. Here it is possible to use products from wood or wickerwork. The textile design of these chandeliers is welcomed as a great way to scatter light in the bedroom as necessary.
Monochrome chandeliers of simple shapes, complemented by chrome accents, decorate the bedroom in a contemporary style: Art Nouveau, hi-tech, minimalism.
Some of the above lighting fixtures cause a lot of maintenance trouble for their owners. The most practical in this part are the Murano glass chandeliers, close fitting to the ceiling. A simple form of chandeliers makes it easy to brush the dust away with a cloth.
Designer products made in the form of intricately curved branches, add mystery to the bedroom, as well as other elements of flower arranging. Incorrect form of lampshades combining rounded shapes and soft lines gives off a “soft” mood throughout the interior and ensures the feeling of harmony and peace.
Chandelier location may have an impact on the mood of the occupants of the room. Massive metal or wooden structure, located directly above the bed, can have a depressing effect on the person laid down to rest. In this case. highly sensitive people may even develop a sleeping problem. If there are other places for the chandelier, it is better to use light elegant design and to put a big lamp at some distance from the bed.
A large bedroom requires elongated chandelier models with several lamps in a row. As an alternative, you can use several identical chandeliers. The advantage of this design is that you can turn on only part of the total abundance of lamps. Then the light will be dimmed. And if you need more bright light, you can turn on all the devices at the same time.
Compatibility with other lighting fixtures
In the case when the bedroom performs other functions, then in addition to the chandeliers, it is better to use additional fixtures. Conventionally, they can be divided into:
- main (central, common);;
Placing different spots and lamps in the required sequence across the room, it is possible to separate one area from another, while ensuring the feelings of isolation.
Chandelier can be used as a central lamp. If you have a large room, then there can be several chandeliers. These lights will be central.
If the bedroom has a dressing table or chest of drawers, it can be illuminated with the directional beams from both sides. A large mirror can be decorated with a LED ribbon along the perimeter, the color of which is selected at the discretion of the owner.
Recreation area, where the bed is arranged, can be decorated with table lamps on bedside tables or wall sconces, matched in accordance with the overall style of the room. If the room has another sitting area, for example, a soft chair, it is appropriate to put a floor lamp next to it.
An unusual decorative element can be a lighting device, designed as a screen, covered with fabric. This element is more like a night light, as the light streaming from it is particularly soft, which will not allow to read or do other things.
A positive feature of the zoning with lighting devices is that you can use one area without noticing the others, in which the light is not turned on. For those who like variety, each area can be decorated in its own style, using appropriate fixtures.
Correctly picking and arranging the chandelier in the bedroom can be beneficial for highlighting its advantages and hiding the flaws. This will help to spend time in the room with the greatest comfort and benefit.