Today’s bedrooms are trending toward a mix of soft, neutral pastels mixed with natural elements such as furry deer hide throws, large pieces of branches with bark intact and reclaimed wood shaped into chevrons for full-wall headboards. Even when traditional floral wallpaper designs are used, they have a new twist to soften them such as using a grey-toned background or using the pattern sparingly by framing it with trim to create large-scale picture frames. However, the way that bedroom lighting fits in is by being extremely practical while blending in with the other colors and themes being used in the room but giving a subtle bit of drama.
For example, you may have noticed that bedside lights in interior design magazines over the past year are often slightly different than the traditional use of bedside lamps because pendant lights are used instead. Adding to this, the pendant lights are mounted to the ceiling several feet above the bedside table with rigid piping or free-hanging, rope-style options. This creates a kind of framing for the bed area to create a boxed-in and subtle, yet dramatic, effect while still being efficient lighting.
2. How much wattage do I need when reading in bed?
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