While appropriate lighting fixture selection and design is important in all areas of your home, the bedroom is a special location where proper lighting design can make a world of difference.
Your fixture selection should suite your tastes but also accomplish a few important goals. If you choose the wrong fixture, it is, of course, the fixture you will be stuck awake looking at during the night ruminating over your decision.
A well lit bedroom should be a serene retreat and the lighting design should include functionality, warmth, and visual interest. For the bedrooms main lighting fixture, you want something that creates an interesting and harmonious visual focal point that speaks to the traditional design of the room.
Let’s take a look at a couple of great options for a traditional setting.
Best Chandeliers for Traditional Bedrooms
Schonbek Crystal Chandelier 'Century' - $1,098
First, let’s take a look at a timeless classic, a Schonbek Chandelier. The Schonbek Century is an elegant, traditional styled classic that gives you stunning crystal refraction and a wide variety of finishes to match your décor.
If you would like to cut back on the amount of crystal, consider the Feiss Chateau Blanc Collection. French influenced, with a traditional silhouette and it comes in multiple finishes. Who said traditional styling has to be outdated?
Another option that is at acme of simple and traditional: The Simple Lines 6 Arm Chandelier by Hubbardton Forge. This chandelier is a great option and it is hand crafted in Vermont.
A great way to soften the light from the fixture is to choose a fixture with shades. This Cohasset Chandelier by Hudson Valley does the trick.
Arteriors 'Rittenhouse' Chandelier - $840
You are not limited to traditional chandeliers either. Arteriors makes a traditionally influenced, yet stunning, semi flush mount comes in two finishes and has a uniquely distinctive look. The shade also provides great diffusion of the light.
Finally, I feel it’s important to speak about dimming. While it’s great to have light when you need it, like when folding clothes, having the flexibility to dim the lighting as your evening quiets down is essential. Consider looking at Legrand’s Adorne Collection.
Their intuitive dimming solutions and design flexibility is a no-brainer decision. Their Whisper Switches and SofTap switches make for silent operation and some of their switches are even controllable from your phone. No more getting out of a comfortable, warm, bed when the lights are still on.
On top of it all, you can coordinate their design to reflect the rest of the room. They even make Hubbardton Forge Wall plates to match your fixture. No more ugly plain white paddle switches.
All in all, choose something that fits your taste within traditional style. Traditional styling should feel familiar, comfortable and predictably placed.
You also want something that creates an interesting and well balanced focal point that speaks to the rest of design of the room…Oh, and make sure it’s on a dimmer.
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