Proper lighting is definitely one of the most important elements of any interior. If rooms are illuminated badly or not at all, it can hurt not only the design of the entire apartment or house, but mainly our eyes.
The illusion of space is mainly determined by the light reflected from the surface of the walls. In dark rooms, you have to find a way to attract more light, whether natural or artificial. If the room has insufficient lighting, it will look dark and glowing, no matter how good its design is. Corner lamps, wall candles, and central ceiling lighting will help the room shine when natural light is not available.
The concept of light layering is also important in the living room, where people gather to watch TV, read, play games, or chat while meeting with friends. In rooms where people spend a lot of time, designers drop out of recessed ceiling lights and instead they recommend lighting that reflects the light from the ceiling. Light ramps can also be used to illuminate individual zones in the room.
What about the kitchen?
Kitchens tend to be the most frequented place in the home. It’s not just the cooking, but it’s also a place to talk. Sometimes it’s a place to do homework or a place to read newspaper. Therefore, pay a lot of attention to the lighting in this room. Beyond the central lighting, think especially about the lighting of the kitchen counter. The light must be placed to be clearly seen at the work surface and at the same time that our hands do not make the shade. It is very efficient to use the light in the kitchen with an upper light ramp that can be installed on top of the upper cabinets. Ideal is the combination of artificial lighting with the natural one, so kitchen counters are often placed near the windows.
In the bedroom we need the right light at the right intensity and at the right time. Daylight is welcome here first and foremost about twenty minutes after waking up to start our day. The rest of the work will be carried by the artificial light. For night-time reading on the bed, experts recommend wall-mounted luminaries with adjustable arms. Each luminary should then operate on its own, ideally wall-mounted switch, which can easily be reached. Surrounding lighting can be provided with a floor lamp that can be placed next to the bed. Floor lamps are now available LED and economical, in various surface finishes. Many floor lamps are additionally equipped with a dimmer and some types even with two, for separate dimming of the main and reading lamps.
You must see the work, so choose the lighting in the room with a thoughtful look. If you work with a computer, the light must not reflect in it. The ideal solution is to combine the central lighting and desk lighting. For central light, fluorescent lamps are the best solution, which reflects the walls or ceilings to ensure perfect illumination throughout the study room. The table lamp can then provide lighting for the reading desk at night. To avoid dazzling the working person, the lamp must have an opaque shade and a light source must not protrude from it. If you write, place the lamp according to the hand you are writing, the right handed should have a lamp on the left and vice versa.