Short Guides to Lighting Every Room in your Home by Kevin Mcloud Lighting Style THE BEDROOM Increased luminous intensity is not what we are aiming for. This is much too strong nowadays as it is, and we can no longer endure it. Subdued lighting is the only worthwhile objective. Paul Scheerbart Glass Architecture (1914) The main source of light in a bedroom should be ambient, in order to provide a neutral, relaxing background. Other types of lighting can be added, if needed, in the form of accent, decorative and task lighting. These additions should take into account the practical lighting required for clothes, storage space and bedside reading. It is useful to use directional light fittings on either side of the bed, overhead dimmable lights and low-voltage halogen spotlights for transforming the mood of the bedroom late at night.
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