10 Ideas for a Reading and Writing Room

8: Light up Your Life

A media room requires a dark space in your home, but if you're looking to read and write, then you want a clean, well-lighted place. Natural light is always best, so if you're a morning person, then go with an east-facing room; head west if you do better work late in the day. If you're a night owl, then you need to pay attention to the room's artificial light. Mood lighting with lamps can be effective, but make sure it's not so moody that you're more inclined to kick back on the couch and get some shut-eye.