Decorative light covers are truly spectacular when used for bedroom ceiling decor. Most people are very conservative with their ceiling decor, particularly in their bedrooms. They tend to go for white or pastel shades, with conventional lighting units.
Many of these units are controlled by wall switches close to the door, so to avoid having to get up to put the lights out it is necessary to use a second set of lights. These are usually situated on nightstands or above the headboard.
All of this adds to the cost, but if you are having a home built for you, or are carrying out renovations, why not create a spectacular bedroom ceiling for yourself? It involves a series of fluorescent lighting units and diffuser panels – the more you can afford the better.
The ideal situation would be to drop the ceiling slightly to accommodate an overall fluorescent lighting system such is found in most modern offices. The lighting is uniform, but can be harsh, even under the diffuser panels. But don’t worry about that – that will be taken care of by the decorative light covers.
Decorative Light Covers
Decorative light covers such as sky & cloud panels come in standard sizes to fit over your fluorescent diffuser panels. Because they are decorated with prints of genuine photographs, they can be available in an almost infinite number of designs, given that no two photographs of nature are ever identical.
Having installed your fluorescent light panels, whether just a few or covering the entire bedroom ceiling, here is how you can create spectacular bedroom ceiling decor that you can change to suit your mood.
1. What Sky & Cloud Panels Views are Available
You are going to be using decorative light covers in the form of sky & cloud panels that show various scenes of the sky. These are photographs of various types of sky printed onto transparent film. The film covers are easily attached to the fluorescent light panels. You have three fundamental sky panel options:
The daylight sky: a lovely blue summer sky with fluffy cumulus clouds. If you feel like waking up to a beautiful summer morning, then this is what you choose. Many people read in bed at night, so you might also want to read using this form of lighting.
The night sky: Views of a night sky lit only by beautiful twinkling stars, and perhaps one of the many ghostly nebulae that are so amazing to look at.
The sunset or sunrise: A wonderful reddish-orange glow lighting up the sky, which could be a morning or evening scene. These are photographs of genuine wonderful sunsets that look just like the real thing when backlit through printed transparent decorative light covers.
2. How Many Sky Panel Effects?
You can choose one, two or even all three. Whichever you select, you have to decide during installation of the fluorescent lighting system because you will need a separate circuit for each. Each circuit will be fitted with switches at the bedroom door and by your headboard, and will illuminate one type of panel.
3. Using Your Amazing Bedroom Ceiling Décor
You can illuminate one set of panels at a time – or more than one if you prefer. Daylight sky & cloud panels would work well over your bed, giving you light to read by; maybe the first third to half of the bedroom ceiling from your bed.
A night sky would look amazing once it was time to sleep and the day scene was switched off. That might be set further back from the bed. You could also have a set of sunset or sunrise sky & cloud panels by your window, so you can wake up to a beautiful sunrise.
Timing Decorative Light Covers
It is possibly to switch off the night sky & cloud panels using timers, and illuminate your sunrise the same way. When you switch of the main day sky scene, the night scene can be set to switch off when you are asleep – in 30 mins say, and the sunrise set for the time you want to awake. It could be wired to coincide with your alarm.
These suggestions are all perfectly practicable, with nothing stopping you but cost. Sure, it may be expensive to organize a set-up like that, but it is all possible. If you have the money to spend on creating a dream bedroom, then that is one way to spend it – and it may be less costly than you might imagine it to be.
Decorative light covers can be used in many ways to create fabulous lighting effects in any room in your home. All it takes is some imagination and the will to do it. The practicality is simple and Octolights have the ideal sky & cloud panels for you. You can choose from our wide range of options and even have them custom made for you.