Evenly spaced recessed can lights truly enhance the gold and metallic hues of this luxurious master bedroom. For additional lighting, four table lamps deliver focused task lighting around the bed and dressers. Plus, dark floor-to-ceiling draperies make it easy to shield the natural light from the window and quickly set the mood. "Think boutique hotel rooms with blackout curtains; augment with a myriad of light sources on dimmers, of course. It'll always feel like you're on vacation at home," says Jamie Laubhan-Oliver of D Home.
Crisp, white walls are a clean backdrop in this contemporary bedroom that uses bright pink in the window treatments and bed linens. A sleek modern nightstand is topped with a sculptural gold lamp to provide task lighting.
In any room, make sure the lighting you choose is sufficient for the tasks and activities you want to accomplish there. Designer Cindy Aplanalp illuminated this reading area, an upholstered beige chaise and matching side table, with a gold floor lamp for an elegant look.