Book reading is more than a hobby, and if you’re into it, then you understand how crucial optimum illumination can be when you’re in your reading nook or your study. There’s a sudden wave of using ebook readers, and people think that the illumination from the device alone is enough to have a ‘safe’ reading experience. But that’s not at all true. It’s not just the light from the digital device you need, you need a well-lit backdrop too, to avoid eye fatigue at all costs. And the same stands true for print books however you’ll need a little more lighting in this case.
If you’re completely relying on primary lighting designs like LED battens or the standard LED lightbulbs, then you should know that they’ll not be enough to complement your reading session. You need to look for more practical lighting solutions that give you more coverage and more illumination when you’re out for a quiet reading session. Now you don’t really have to change the entire lighting layout of your living space just to add functionality to your living. Just a minor touch to your decor will be enough to sort things out for you. Most avid readers make the massive mistake of not reading under optimal lighting and then look at long-term eye disorders and much more. Now here are some ideas that can help you minimise the risk of contracting a vision-related disorder and also enhance the ambience of your reading spot.
Fix an overhead lighting design
Overhead lighting designs are unique and have so much to offer to the lighting layout of your space because of their reach. No doubt that they offer decent illumination to the room, they can turn out to be pretty good task-lighting designs in some cases too. There are numerous designs you can choose from, namely chandeliers, ceiling lights and pendant lights. And while each of them has its own functionality and characteristics, we feel that a pendant light is the best thing you can get for your reading nook.
A pendant light is usually suspended from the ceiling plate, and that contributes to the mid-level lighting of the room quite well. But the key advantage of installing a pendant light is its focused lighting shade. A pendant light exudes a mildly-intense beam without really adding a lot of glare to the space, and that is why it is nothing short of perfect for your reading nook.
Get the mid-level lighting right
What you truly need for your reading nook is the mid-level lighting to set it right. And there’s nothing better than a floor lamp or table lamp to get the ambience right for your reading session. Not only does a table lamp add soft lighting to your space, but also acts as a good task lighting design under right circumstances.
If you’re still short of optimum lighting in the space, consider installing wall lights. Not only does wall light add warmth to your space but it also adds that much-needed cosiness to your reading nook.