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7. Moody lightingIn some rooms you want the lighting to be highly functional, to brighten the space but also to help with tasks. In a bedroom, one of the main tasks is falling asleep, so except for the occasional reading light, you can allow the lighting to be more shadowed or subdued, or at least make sure you have the option for it. Including dimmer switches, wall washes and asymmetrical or clustered lights will ensure the overall lighting scheme isn’t too perfectly even and bright, thus creating a more intimate mood to lull you to sleep.Here’s a guide to lighting your home
Bring in a monochromatic lookA simple way to fashion an elegant neutral colour scheme is by going monochrome; it’s super chic and saves you the hassle of matching colours. Pick a favourite neutral and spread the love – over the cushions, curtains, bed linen and the rug, like in this bedroom. Even the ceiling and walls follow the colour code here. Using a consistent colour brings a sense of calm and harmony to a space – exactly what’s required in a bedroom.Check out these ideas to make a beige room pop
1. A decluttered, clean spaceThis, to my mind, is the first essential for creating an inviting and comfortable space – making sure clutter is at bay. Before your guests arrive, undertake an intensive vacuuming and dusting session and make sure the room is clean. Remember to take all your belongings out of the room so you don’t need to keep going back in and disturbing the guests.Check out these 11 helpful ways to declutter your bedroom
This is a matter of choice. Some need the room to be pitch-black, while others prefer a nigh-light for trips to the bathroom. Whatever you choose, it is important to remember that bright light can affect your wakefulness. Therefore, go for softer or yellow light to create a more relaxed, sleep inducing mood. From mood lighting to bedside lamps – here, Essentia Environments makes provision for multiple lighting systems, that could cater to the need of any hour. Tip: If you do prefer reading in bed, be considerate of your partner. Without resorting to crouching under the covers with a torch, a simple solution is two different bedside lighting fixtures. And for an added bonus, install dimmers.
Set the mood with lightingLighting when done well, sets the mood without you even noticing. And hotels have mastered this art. Take a page out of their handbook and set up lamps or sconces on either side of the bed. This will help balance out the room, as well as keep you in bed whilst turning off the lights. Jazz the space up with a floor lamp as well. Tip: Install dimmers to seamlessly change the energy of the room and create a softer ambience.