Bedroom / June 26, 2018 /
Efficient use of space is something that the Scandinavian style places a premium on and this is precisely why you see even the biggest bedrooms with this style ending up using only the square footage that is absolutely necessary. Once again, you can turn to bedding or an accent wall in cool, pastel hues to add color to this tiny, curated setting.
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.