To narrow spaces, to highlight elements of decoration, to achieve a cozy and warm atmosphere … Artificial lighting is essential in any corner of the house and meets different functions depending on the type of lamp and the environment in question.
In addition to light, the lamps also meet a purely aesthetic purpose. Are you about the decorative lighting. You know what it is? You want to discover how to use it ? Today we explain the key decorative lighting plan and distribute the light points.
The first step will be to plan the room to distribute the different light sources that will place. To do this, we recommend drawing a map by placing each of the different elements of your stay, such as doors, windows, furniture, paintings, etc. Do not forget any details. In this sense, it is also important to define the different environments that you have in the room as a reading corner, the dining area …
Direct light and diffuse light
When you have all environments and distributed elements, it is time to locate the different points of light. In this sense, there are two different types of light: direct and diffused.
The directional illumination is that focuses on a point or concrete surface. While diffuse is distributed evenly throughout the room, making soft contrasts and an atmosphere more warm and friendly manner.
Ideally combine these two types of light for perfect lighting balance. And of course, do not overload with too many sources of light your room as you can achieve the opposite effect and cause fatigue.
The colors and light
In the decorative lighting, colors are also very important. This is because dark colors absorb light , so we need more lights in rooms decorated with dark tones.
Should generally use five points of light in our stay or if space does not permit, a minimum of two: general lighting and other functional. In other words, a general and diffuse illumination that is evenly distributed throughout the space functional and other points of light to focus on a particular point.
Where to place the lamps in every room?
If you have high ceilings, takes the height of the room with lamps that point up to highlight this space. In your work area, place the lamp on the end opposite you work to eliminate shadows. If you’re right handed directs the focus on the left if you are left from the right.
If you put lamps at different heights you will create a more dynamic and at the same time warm atmosphere. This is as easy as combining ceiling lamps floor lamps, table and wall lamps.
To take advantage of all these decorative elements of the room like moldings, frames or photo frames, nothing better than using spotlights directed .
TV area is another important environment. Ideally, place lights near or behind the television to soften contrasts. So we not force both sight when we’re watching a movie.
To soften the light sources that sometimes too strong can cause fatigue and discomfort are recommended dim lights. This is as simple as placing sconces directed toward the wall . Thus, by combining a very strong light with another diffuse we got the perfect balance, because we subtract prominence to the more intense light.
And in the bathroom or the toilet? This is another area of the house particularly difficult to illuminate. We recommend placing points of light on either side of the mirror to see the face without any shadow. That is, as they usually do in the dressing rooms of the artists.