Lighting Design for the Bedroom

Casually picking out any night table lamp is often done by many consumers. The trouble with this method is that a lot of people usually end up with light fittings that do not completely satisfy their needs or suit the purpose it was intended for. There are in fact a large range of light fittings to fit various interior décor motifs and also a range of moods that a person wishes to enhance. Setting the mood requires an eye for design and the knowledge of what functions and features will best work for a given space.

Lamps for side tables have been in existence for more than seventy years; since their introduction to the market they have provided ample illumination for light sleepers and night owls who like to read or work during the night. The early origins of bedroom lamps have stemmed from European and Oriental designs. The vast selection of lamp designs to choose from however makes it hard to distinguish their origins. Over time the styles have evolved to suit various purposes and preferences. American designs have however proven to have a huge impact especially in the manner they have managed to merge classic and contemporary designs to produce innovating lighting options for bedrooms. One particular choice is the classic lava lamp that continues to be the favorite amongst many generations.

Pin light fittings and wall sconces are fixtures that can help provide lighting and accents to walls. Finding classic styled wrought iron sconces in brass can be sourced from antique shops. Admittedly, locating antique designs can be a time consuming process so many opt for newer models that can easily be sourced from many lighting and home décor shops. A dimmer switch function can also be added to the wall sconce.

Although not many homes tend to go for overhead lamp fittings, they are as well a good option for bedrooms. Chandeliers are typically the most commonly used in overhead lighting. On the other hand, ther are a lot of premium designs for overhead lamps from Europe. The Oriental influence is visible in the use of texture or patterned paper and similar materials for the shade. The body on the other hand can be found in wood, bamboo, and glass.

Compared to other light fittings, floor lamps are the most aesthetically visible and are available in various designs to fit any room or space. Traditional floor lamps are often made of a stainless steel or polished shaft; newer styles are made from a range of wires, plastics, wood etc.