A common mistake made when setting up lighting in the home office and home theater is relying on a singular direct source of illumination. One bright lamp or lantern creates harsh lighting and limits the amount of control one can use for specific needs (even if connected to a dimmer). Setting up multiple light sources, some direct and some indirect, creates a warm, inviting and flexible interior lighting scheme that can separate your okay space into a beautiful space specific to the mood you want to create. Fluorescent, CFL and LED lighting are all low-energy choices, and by partnering them up with frosted opaque glass or plexiglass sheets, one can soften their normally harsh glows while also dividing rooms when needed. French decor site
Du Cote de chez Vous
addresses this very issue with several detailed how-to projects, complete with schematics and directions…
The one hurdle you’ll face right off the bat is that the PDF directions from Du Cote de chez Vous are in French. Google translator to the rescue and you’ve got directions for a fluorescent lightbox bench for the foot of the bed, a false ceiling lightbox, an LED illuminated bench/display, and soft glow partition. Check out all the photos and download the directions: Eight bright ideas for the bedroom and lounge.