Bedroom lighting
StephanieandBrian Oland
May 18, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I am wondering how much lighting I need in a bedroom? Would one flush-mount light with a 100W bulb, be enough for a 11x13 bedroom, or should I have more lighting? Thank you!
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Warner Decor
I think that lamps are always a nice touch to a bedroom, simply because they offer softer lighting. Here are a few ideas:
http://deciture.com/avignon-mercury-glass-table-lamp/

http://deciture.com/fascinating-classy-styled-metal-cylinder-table-lamp/
http://deciture.com/the-beautiful-metal-capiz-tower-floor-lamp/

Hope this helps you!
May 18, 2014 at 3:08PM      Thanked by StephanieandBrian Oland
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groveraxle
Here is a very good explanation of how to determine how much lighting you need for a particular room: http://maximlighting.com/fpage_lighting_need.aspx

According to this you need about 2150 lumens to light your bedroom (using the midrange foot-candle figure given on this page). A single 100W bulb will give you less than 1000 lumens max, so it's probably not going to be enough.

Also, the light from flush mount ceiling fixtures tends to be harsh and not very useful. Consider changing it to a pendant, or eliminating it entirely in favor of lamps.
May 18, 2014 at 4:08PM      Thanked by StephanieandBrian Oland
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StephanieandBrian Oland
Thank you very much! You both have been quite helpful!
May 18, 2014 at 8:11PM   
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