Yes it does! Especially in Lighting.....and this got me thinking as clients often have a hard time with bedroom lighting. Not just trying to decide on what style, but also how to add enough lighting for task and mood can be tricky. So here are a few ideas to help you keep it all in good lighting and perspective!
What size? Size and scale is determined by height of the headboard and side table. For a fairly high headboard, use a tall table lamp. Keeping the lamp in proportion to the headboard, I would suggest at least a 20" lamp and 14" shade - placing a lamp that is too small will make the space seem out of balance. Try it.
If you have a floating bed or no headboard, choose a table lamp that is smaller. Possibly one that has a wide/chunky base paired with a small or again wide shade will work perfectly.
Be bold in your choices, try a colourful base paired with a suttle shade or vice versa. If you are looking at a cotemporay design that will not feel dated, incoroporate a Hotel Line style lamp. This will generally have a white shade, and crystal or glass base.
A table lamp in the bedroom is general task orientated, to make a unique statement incorporate a task lamp. Contemporary or modern will work perfectly too! Here is one of my favs......the globe lamp by Kate Spade! #Delish
Another place a table lamp on your dresser for that mood lighting touch. This lamp should be contemporay and again can be placed in perspective of the hight of the dresser. A long dresser should have a decent hight for a lamp, a short wide dresser should be paired with a smaller wider lamp.
Antoher lighting style I love in the bedroom, is pendant lights instead of side table lamps! This not only gives impact and added light, but also frees up your side table! For intersting vignettes, clocks, books n' such!
With this said, take a step back and look at those side lamps and ask yourself are they working for the space? Or just there? Make it part of your #Monday #Mantra to Light your space.......UP right.
Your Design Expert,
Rampant Red, xox