Mood is one of the most important parts of any room. Every room, from the bathroom to the living room to the bedroom to the exercise room, contains a mood that you transmit through the way you decorate it. And while you can hang as many pictures as you want and use a color scheme on your furniture to rival anything youll find at a French palace, its really the lighting that is the most important part of setting a mood in any room. Human psyche reacts to lighting more than any other visual stimulant in a room. If you walk into a room and its darker, you get a different internal feeling then if you walk into a room and its bright and airy. Its just human nature. Because of this, when you are putting together a room and you are hoping to set an overall feeling it is always very important to highly consider what type of lighting you are going to use.
Home lighting is different than, say, the commercial lighting that you use to light your business. Commercial lighting is more about simply getting the place lit so that people can see. When you are dealing with mood lighting at home you are looking to have lighting that insinuates the overall feeling of the room. If you are looking to set a mysterious feel you want a softer, darker light. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a bright, happy feel (say for a kids room or nursery), you want a bright and happy light. There are so many options out there for you that you can typically find anything you need to set a mood quiet easily.
One of your best friends when it comes to mood lighting is the dimmer switch. The dimmer switch allows you to have several moods available at all times on the same room light. You can use the switch to bring the light down during a dinner get together, or up during a childrens play date, its all up to you. Plus, since the dimmer switch can be added to any existing light that you have in any room, it is an inexpensive way to chance the mood of your room without having to spend an arm and a leg.
There is such a variety of tools at your disposal that you can easily find something in your price range for any room. While you can check out your local home improvement store for ideas, one of the best places to buy lights, fixtures and switches is actually the internet. There are a variety of shops dedicated to lights and lighting accessories online that offer great selection and great sales prices.