If you are trying to transform your dark, dreary basement into an additional space for sleeping, you will have additional things to consider. Though there are ways to light a bedroom and ways to light a basement, bringing the two together requires a change in planning. This week, we shall discuss how to light a basement bedroom effectively.
How to light a basement bedroom
We often discuss the importance of lighting in any room of the home. With a basement bedroom, the significance doubles. With the limited to natural light, you must find alternative routes to keep the room bright. As usual, layering is your best option. Layering basement lighting and bedroom lighting can be tricky, but this is why we’re here to help!
Make the most of your natural light
As mentioned, natural light is very limited in any basement. However, unless you have no windows, this doesn’t mean that you will be stuck with absolutely zero options. With smart mirror positioning, you can help the light from your small basement windows bounce around the room.
Ideally, placing a large mirror directly across from the window will give natural light the best chance of spreading throughout the room. This will look wonderful if you place a piece of furniture beneath, such as the bed or a dresser. Have a play with your layout to see how your mirror and furniture can work together.
Most basements have low ceilings, which is why it is often recommended you choose built-in spotlighting around the room. With enough lights, you can keep the room nice and bright when you need to get ready for the day. However, this can be overwhelming at night. A dimmer switch will allow you to change the mood as the day comes to an end. This will help create a calm, relaxing environment.
Lamps and layered lighting
Of course, dimming the lights can only do so much in a basement bedroom. Switching between light and dark doesn’t help create a cosy bedroom environment. As you would with a regular bedroom, lamps and sconces are ideal for adding layers of light around the room. From reading lamps for the focus to bedside lamps for a relaxing glow, there is plenty to play around with here!
Light your basement bedroom with lighting from ABM
If you would like to help with lighting your basement bedroom, ABM can help. Get in touch to learn more about our products and services.