Bedroom / June 14, 2018 /
Now, you try to gather as much information as possible about your existing bedroom and about the place you live. Take a full inventory of everything in your room, listing and categorizing what works and what does not. Take measurements of the entire room, from the overall size to the size of the closet, to the placement of the windows. You can not propose new solutions until you figure out and document the existing problems!
Plan for the light. Lighting is the first and most important element we discuss in every project. Choose full-spectrum light bulbs, available in all kinds of configurations, not fluorescent tubes or spiral bulbs. Poor lighting—too warm or yellow and too cold or blue white—causes anxiety and depression. While you want to let the natural sunlight in during the day to encourage a happy mood, lighting at other times should be subdued to encourage quiet and rest. To transition from day to night, consider adding dimmer switches and attachments with three levels of intensity to overhead lighting as well as floor and table lamps, and choose the right window treatments. There are so many choices, everything from delicate light-filtering shades and sheers to certain blinds and draperies that offer complete black-out.