Different rooms in your home require varying decorative strategies. While you might have a unifying theme throughout your humble abode, each area's specific purpose dictates certain necessary considerations when selecting elements such as furnishings, pendant lights, area rugs, wall colors and decorative accents.
For instance, your living room is a space intended for recreational activities and entertaining guests, so you need to keep in mind the needs of visitors when selecting a design scheme – adequate seating, welcoming lighting and a furniture arrangement that encourages conversation. However, you wouldn't necessarily use these same qualifications when selecting the right aesthetic for your bedroom. As the one room in the home that exists solely for your pleasure, the bedroom's appeal should be entirely geared toward your own taste.
Dorothy Draper observed this specialized nature of the bedroom when she said: "You may concentrate on appearances all through the rest of your house, but in the bedroom comfort should be supreme. I think that bedrooms should also be very intimate rooms – they should express your personal preferences in every way…Of all the rooms in the house, your bedroom is yours."
Finding the right balance between comfort and personal appeal depends largely on finding the right lighting for the space. Even with the most luxurious bedding and colorful patterns, a room can feel cold and unwelcoming without attractive illumination. This is because lighting is essential in creating a room's mood. Because of this, consider installing a beautiful brass pendant light from Arteriors Home in the center of your ceiling to provide warm, widespread illumination throughout the space. A dimmer switch can help adjust the lighting level based on your particular preferences. Whether you're reading right before bed or dozing in the afternoon, you'll never feel uncomfortable or out of place in your bedroom.