Lighting should be functional and beautiful.
Good lighting not only keeps you from tripping over shoes on the floor, it also sets a mood. What is the mood created in your room? Do you have one of those awful center ceiling fixtures that glares and jars the senses and creates a mood that can be described as "instant tension"? Or maybe your room has more of a cave-like ambiance, making flashlights a necessity to find matching socks in a drawer.
Aim for a room with a good over-all well-lit look, not harsh or glaring, plus something extra for specific tasks, such as reading. You can select from hanging- or ceiling- or wall fixtures, and lamps for tables or floors. Check out
for access to 500,000 items. They have a great product search option to help you find just the right choice for your room.
I also like the selection at Lamps Plus.
They claim they have "More Lamps Than Anyone, Anywhere!", which you can judge for yourself. Look for the "Mix N Match" section if you want to try your hand at your own unique design.
Novelty lamps are fun if you have the space, just don't rely on a novelty for much more than background illumination. Many stores now offer fun and whimsical lighting just for kids!
You can choose from a wonderful array of unusual novelty items, but if you have a yen for something really different, don't miss the neon choices available at
Stacks and Stacks.
are a very important part of any lighting plan. Check out
for some good ideas.
Give some thought to lighting
and you will create a bedroom that is functional as well as beautiful.