Please help me light a low ceiling conditioned attic
We are finishing up the electrical rough in. We have an attic dormer in our house that has variable height ceilings. There are places where the ceilings are around 5 foot 10 inches and other spots much lower. This area is to be used as the kids' hideout area and it is accessed via a ship's ladder.
We had initially thought about using insulated pots, but that is posing a problem with insulating sufficiently (we are in Canada and room is north facing). We will be using rigid insulation between the rafters to insulate so the cans will take a chunk of space and R value out.
Can we explore any other options? I thought about wall washers on the knee walls, and perhaps some wall sconces for of the relatively higher ceiling areas. Perhaps we could explore strip lighting maybe around the windows (not sure could be tacky). Below is a rather dark picture of the unfinished area and a basic floor plan. On the side opposite the window there is a few more higher ceiling areas (around 5 and a half feet). The room measures about 18 feet by 13 feet. Here's hoping you have some ideas.