When you are trying to upgrade your bedroom in Wisconsin, look no further than Madison Lighting! We know it’s extremely important to get the look and feel of the bedroom exactly right, because this room will be your refuge and relaxation point.
If you’re not sure exactly what you’ll need, you can visit our lighting showroom. Not only is it filled with amazing fixtures, but our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be able to help you find just what you need. Know the fixture you want already or can’t make it to the showroom? Shop online and have your new bedroom lighting fixtures delivered right to your door!
At Madison Lighting, we can provide you with all your bedroom lighting needs including:
- Ambient lighting
- Accent lighting
- Task lighting
- Master bedroom lighting
- Guest room lighting
- Kids’ room lighting
- Lighting controls
As you consider what types of fixtures you want to add into your bedroom for just the right feeling, there are three main types of lighting to consider: ambient lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting. Each of these has a specific purpose, and they can be used in conjunction with each other to make the best atmosphere for your room.
The ambient source of light for your room is the main fixture and source of light in the bedroom. This can be anything from a gorgeous ceiling fan to a hanging chandelier. It all depends on your needs, space, and personal tastes.
If you do not want a large ceiling fixture or don’t have space to have a piece hanging down into the room, you can also consider recessed lighting fixtures for your bedroom. These handy lighting options are great for any size room, and can be dispersed around the ceiling to make sure that every corner of the room gets the light that it needs. At Madison Lighting, we have recessed fixtures to match any type of decoration and style! Shop online to view our massive collection of recessed fixtures and options.
This second type of lighting is made to highlight areas and add style to a space. Accent lights can range from wall sconces to bedside lamps, and will help to add to the overall atmosphere as you drift off to sleep. Accent lighting is meant to draw the eye and create a balance to your room.
There are many different types of accent lighting, and they can be used to shine either upwards or downwards. If you would like a cozier feeling before you drift off to sleep, these lights can also act as the main ambient source of light during those times. The accent lights in bedrooms tend to be warmer in color temperature, and bring attention to artwork, allow you to read easily, or guide you through your morning routine.
Task lighting is necessary if you want to utilize specific spots to perform a function in the bedroom. These bright lights are not always found in the bedroom, as the ambient and accent lighting often accomplish all the jobs needed. However, if you have a small desk set up in the room, need some more focus on your nightstand, or would like some bright lights to check out your wardrobe for the day, bright lamps or LED strips can help to meet your needs.
Finding Your Style
As you consider what lighting will be best for your bedroom, there are two main questions to consider.
- Will this lighting fit into my room design and overall house style?
- Will this lighting perform the function that I need it to?
We know it can be challenging to find lighting that fits both of these needs, and the experts at Madison Lighting are here to help! Our expert associates are always on top of the latest lighting trends, and familiar with our stock, so you can count on us to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Whether you start by searching for lighting function, or prefer to browse through design styles to begin, you will always want to find a fixture that meets both lighting needs for your bedroom. You might find a wall sconce that looks great, but just won’t provide the light you need. Otherwise, you may discover a chandelier that will provide the best light for your room, but it just doesn’t fit your design needs. When you visit our showroom or shop online, you will be able to find a fixture that will meet your design and function needs! Check out our huge stock of lighting fixtures today!
Master Bedroom Lighting
Since the master bedroom will be your main sanctuary when you move into a new home, its lighting needs will be a top priority. This space will need to be the most comfortable spot in the house, and having the right lighting will contribute greatly to the end results. The first thing you will need to do before changing the lights will be to set up your furniture in your desired layout. This way you will know exactly what your lighting needs will be, and won’t accidentally buy a lamp or fixture that won’t meet your layout’s needs.
Once all your furniture is in place, you can start with your accent lighting. Since lamps are easy to move about the space, and can greatly alter the overall feeling of a room, they are great places to start if you are incorporating them into your bedroom.
When you are finding a new main ambient fixture for your master bedroom, you may need to take a little bit of extra time to make sure that your room is set up properly with wiring to meet your needs. If there is currently one larger fixture, it will take a bit of work to change the layout for recessed lighting, or vice versa. While your space is being readied for your desired lighting changes, the team at Madison Lighting can help you to narrow down the exact fixture you want!
Make your master bedroom the retreat you’ve always desired! Be able to spend time reading, watching TV, or simply taking a nice afternoon nap. Set up the perfect mood and feeling with amazing high-quality lights.
Guest Bedroom Lighting
Make your guests feel welcome in their temporary bedroom! Your goals for the guest bedroom (or bedrooms) are generally about the same as your master bedroom because you want to create a homey, comfortable environment when the spaces are inhabited by friends and family.
For your main ambient fixture, you will want to make sure that you have a light that will fill the whole room with light. The best way to make sure you are providing the right amount of light is with a simple equation. Find the square footage of your room, and then multiply that by 1.5. This will give you the number of minimum watts your main fixture will need to produce in order to give off enough ambient lighting. For example, if your room is 10x10, your square footage is 100. Multiply 100x1.5, and you will need at least 150 watts of light to fill all of the corners and make it feel warm and inviting.
Be sure to provide some accent and/or task lighting with bedside sconces or lamps so your guests will be able to relax before sleeping just like you! However, you will be able to consider your design a little bit more than function in the guest rooms since they are often uninhabited or repurposed for various other tasks throughout the year.
Find all of your guest bedroom lighting needs at Wisconsin’s own Madison Lighting, and allow your guests to feel all the comforts of home when they come to stay with you.
Kids’ Bedroom Lighting
When you are lighting your children’s bedrooms, it can be one of the more difficult tasks. While you still want to consider the style of the room and make sure that you are matching the overall design style of the home, the lighting in a child bedroom should generally be focused more on function than form. This is because their bedrooms will often change as they age, and they will need plenty of bright light to play throughout the daytime. If you have very young children, having a soft lamp or two can be helpful during late night feedings or as you are trying to ease them into sleep.
Choosing a simple overhead fixture and then utilizing changeable accent lighting is always a good idea for a kid’s room. This allows them and you to easily change from lamps and decorations themed around their favorite animals, sports, or other activities as they grow and develop. It also gives your children some control over their own space, and can give you more time to spend together as you imagine fun new bedroom layouts!
However, it is important to remember that this bedroom will not always belong to your child. Once they grow older and eventually move out, you will want to make sure that any necessary changes aren’t too drastic so you can incorporate the design back into your own overall home theme.
No matter which bedroom you are illuminating, you can always add in lighting controls to make the experience in the bedroom much better! You will naturally have a main light switch for your overhead ambient light, but it can also be helpful to have individual controls for each of your recessed lights or wall sconces if you have them in your home. This can also take up too much wall space, so having a master dimmer can be helpful to control the overall output of your lights and let you set the mood.
Another great option for lighting controls is investing in smart lighting controls. Not only will this allow you to easily take control of your lighting atmosphere, but it can save you money! If you often forget to turn off your lights, you can set your smart lights to sense when you are not using the room and switch off. You can also program them to turn on and off at certain points in the day to help create the right feel in the home.