When all is said and done and the day’s challenges are at an end, it’s time to retreat to an area of your home that will provide peace, a time for reflection, a time to relax and a time to be away from the stresses that are a normal part of life.
This area can also be a place to enjoy the company of a loved one and to experience all the joy of intimacy and closeness.
I’m talking about the bedroom. Granted, there are other areas in the home that can provide many of these benefits, but the bedroom has always been the traditional place to find the conditions that provide days end peace and comfort. Before considering the types of lighting typically used in the bedroom, keep in mind that the color of the walls and the ceiling will affect the type and the intensity of the lighting that you need to use. Brightly colored walls and ceilings require considerably less light than do bedrooms that are painted with darker colors.
Lighting is often an underestimated factor in determining how we feel and how we function physiologically and on an unconscious level to say nothing of its influence on our emotions. Continue Reading →