since i grew up where winters were oppressively dark, it didn't take long to figure out that light has a huge affect on how i feel. i do love cold, dark winter days, but light inside of my home is an absolute necessity for me.
which is why i'm also extremely picky about what kind of light it is - down to the lightbulb wattage. i don't know why i'm so affected by lighting, i just am. so i go with it. i love small amounts of piercingly bright lights and then lots and lots of warmness.
so it took me a while to piece together the lighting in our bedroom, but with a lot of ikea and a little ingenuity, i was able to come up with the perfect combination of bright and warm (for under 20 dollars).
i flirted with the idea of a curtain for that window behind the bed, but the natural light (especially when it's white-snow-light) makes the room even more bright and happy, so i'm leaving it uncovered for now.