We like the light. We love the luminous, warm, cosy environments… That’s why we want to offer you some lighting tips to help you achieve those special and comfortable spaces. Take note of them and put them into practice.
Lighting is a determining factor that we cannot leave out when it comes to decorating our house. If we get a good design when it comes to giving light to our environments, we will achieve to maximize the interior design. And this applies to any room in the house, whether it is the living room, the bathroom or the kitchen. These enlightenment tips that we are going to explain to you next can work as a little guide. Take advantage of it!
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The lighting of a space is a fundamental aspect in terms of its decoration. The way let’s design the light, we can enrich the interior design or, directly, kill it with a stroke of the pen. For this reason, and although we are not great experts on the subject, it is always advisable to look for some information to help us choose the lamps or to know where to place them according to each space.
Do you need lighting tips? Set the points of light
It’s a good way to start design the lighting in your living room, for example, or any other room in the house. It starts by thinking about the dimensions of space and the number of points of light you think you’re gonna need.
First of all, defines the general light that the environment will have, and that usually comes from the ceiling lamp. Then continues through the auxiliary lamps, tabletop, floor, or even wall sconces. These points of light not only bring light to the room, but also add warmth and often become very special and decorative design elements.
Choosing the right size
This seems obvious, but it’s not always so easy. Has it ever happened to you that you’ve seen a beautiful lamp in a shop window or in a store and you’ve fallen in love with it? When this happens, sometimes when we get home we realize that it is too big for the space where we want to put it. Or very small, which makes it almost ridiculous…
That’s why it’s important do not rush to choose the lamps for any room in the house. Look for information, ask for advice, think that distances are important and that the lamps have to be placed at a certain minimum and maximum distance from the rest of the elements of the decoration.
Keys to creating atmosphere
Not all spaces are governed by the same rules and all lighting tips are valid for the whole house. What is a very useful general recommendation is that look for special corners in our house, and highlight them through the lights.
If you have in your living room a reading corner that you love and where you spend a lot of time, accompany it with a special lamp that helps you to read better. Or if you’ve hung one of your favourite paintings on the wall in the corridor, in a place of honour, why not use a small wall lamp to give it light, as if it were an art gallery?
The bookstore in the living room, the one that doesn’t lack detail, I’m sure it’s much more stylish with some sconces that illuminate it, don’t you think?
How far away do you have to put the lights?
When we put pendant or wall lamps In any space of the house, it is normal that we are assaulted by doubts: how far should we put them? Well, it all depends…
- As far as the kitchen lighting is concerned, and although this topic may give to write many pages, there are some important keys to highlight. To illuminate a kitchen island with a hanging lamp, you must place it at a height of between 75 and 90 cm from the worktop.
- And if you table or island is elongated and you want to put two lamps, try to put them in the center of the table and with a separation between them of at least 75 cm.
- If you want to put wall lights in the bathroom, on both sides of the mirror, ideally placed at eye level to illuminate your face well. As a general rule, and taking into account that the mirror can be used by people of different heights, measure the distance from the ground and place them at a height between 1.55 and 1.75 m.
- The sconces that are put in the bedroom on either side of the bed, should be set above eye level when you’re sitting on the bed. The approximate height is between 70 and 75 cm measured from the mattress.
These lighting tips are very practical when plan the lights in every room of the house. A very relevant chapter in the field of home decoration.
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