Create a soothing bedroom scheme
Whether sleeping or dressing, here’s how to get the best from your boudoir
turn it down Control the overall brightness (like the ceiling light and table lamps) with a dimmer, so you can adjust the light strength.
look for lamps Table lights are great for providing ambience but they’re not ideal for reading in bed. Add an
additional type of task light or clip-on light instead, or a wall light, which would work well. Remember to place switches near the bed so you can turn them off without getting up.
dress light Heavy curtains can create a dark feel. Fit a voile or muslin drape to enjoy
a beautifully diffused light streaming into your room, while still having some privacy.
get up with the sun On dark winter mornings, try a sunrise simulator alarm clock that gently recreates the natural sunrise, increasing the light strength in your room,
and so allowing you to wake up more naturally.
avoid a glare Rather than harsh bulbs, make use of decorative occasional varieties for a moody atmosphere. Pretty string lights or festoon bulbs give a gentle glow and will look fabulous draped or hung in any bedroom.