Lighting Idea Book - Bedrooms

Private Sanctuaries

In home lighting, bedrooms are often seen as unimportant and left with a single fixture in the center of the ceiling and a couple of half-switched receptacles. But we spend one third of our lives in bedrooms, and when we're not sleeping, we're usually decompressing from a hectic day, preparing to get enough sleep to face the next one. Ambient light is of primary importance in the bedroom, to soften the mood and get us ready for sleep. Also, adequate and easily controlled task lighting for reading (especially without disturbing sleeping partners)  is important to most homeowners.