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Designing the lighting structure for the bedroom can be a tricky ordeal, as most bedrooms of today have more than a bed inside. These rooms often include closets, reading spaces, window seats, and even changing areas, all of which need to be taken into account for appropriate lighting as well as creating beautiful and memorable lighting to make the room warm and comfortable.
Master bedrooms with recessed lights have become recently popular for multiple reasons, as it allows for specific and task-based projects such as reading or getting dressed without bathing the entire room in light (and possibly waking up your significant other). This, in addition with highlight focus features or beautiful pieces of artwork in a room that can otherwise be left dim for tranquil comfort in the morning or late at night, has ensured that recessed lighting has become a staple in bedroom home designers.
About 14,500 rooms were considered compact size, in a survey that covered 148,473 rooms total, which equals 10% small bedrooms, and another 54% stated their rooms were medium sized (see chart below). When considering size constraints, sometimes recessed lighting can be the best choice to focus the light where you need to go in the morning without lighting the whole room and disturbing any other occupants who may have the opportunity to sleep in.
How to Place and Space Recessed Lights
If you know recessed lights are the way to go for your bedroom, your next consideration should be where exactly each light should be placed along the ceiling. There should be enough lighting to conduct your necessary tasks and be able to see, but not so many that your room becomes reminiscent of a fashion show runway with strip lighting.
The spacing of your recessed lights will make the difference between creating ambient lighting, or general lighting intended for the entire room, or focused, task-based lighting for a single areas such as your reading chair or even lighting up beautiful artwork. However, spacing it just the right way can be a challenge, depending on the dimensions of your room and the placement of your furniture, so be sure to do plenty of research before installing the lanterns.
Recessed Lighting Tips and Tricks
Master bedrooms with recessed lighting can be used for a variety of tasks and functions. If you already have a central lighting fixture, recessed lights can be used to light up dim corners, which even allows you to choose a lower wattage for your central fixture to achieve an overall softer bedroom light.
Add small recessed lights over each side of the headboard to allow for individualized reading spaces, or light up your favorite wall of artwork, too.
No matter how you choose to take advantage of recessed lighting, this style of lighting is practical and gives interesting light to your master bedroom.