In order to make your interior lighting a success both on a practical and decorative level, adapt the light sources to the functions of the room and distribute them harmoniously. So which light to choose? Think ahead about the lighting atmosphere you want to create in each room of your home.
Lighting in the living room and dining room
Main living rooms, it is in the living room and in the dining room that you spend most of your time: family meals, reading time, cocooning evening... The activities are varied and the lighting must therefore be adjustable . Ideally, choose a ceiling light or a chandelier as the main lighting. Multiply the sources of light with accent or ambient lighting: a halogen lamp to vary the light intensity and several lamps to place on the furniture. As a final touch, plan a small garland that will complete this cozy atmosphere!
The lighting in the kitchen
Kitchen lighting has a very important function. When you prepare your meals or handle kitchen utensils, you need a sufficiently large amount of light. Prefer general lighting with a large pendant light above a kitchen island, for example, or ceiling spotlights . Ideally, equip yourself with a dimmer. Complete the main lighting with directional lighting: place spotlights oriented towards the cooking space, the worktops and the sink.
Lighting in the bathroom
Your bathroom should be well lit, especially if it is not exposed to natural light. It is in this room that you engage in precision activities! Shaving, hair removal, make-up… Your mirror must be equipped with sufficiently powerful functional lighting ! Decorate it with light spots to direct according to your needs. Multiply the contributions of light with a ceiling light, or even mood lighting for your moments of relaxation in the bath.
The lighting in the bedrooms
The bedroom is the room for rest. The lighting must therefore be subdued, subdued and soothing. Choose light sources in several places in the bedroom: bedside lamps on each side of the bed for your reading moments and a suspension with soft light for your other activities. Sconces are also well suited for the bedroom. As in the living room, a garland will bring a cozy and cozy touch. Choose yellow bulbs , which are warmer than white bulbs.
Lighting in the office
The office is your work room. Therefore the light must be comfortable. It is neither too intense nor too weak so as not to tire your eyes. Prefer 2 types of lighting: a main one with a ceiling light and a functional one with a modular desk lamp .
Lighting in the entrance
In the entrance, the lighting must be sufficient to find your keys and store your shoes. Add decorative and subdued lighting to create a zen and welcoming atmosphere as soon as you enter the house.
ANTICIPATE THE CHOICE OF LIGHTING FIXTURES
For US.Chandelier Some rooms, such as the living room, kitchen or bedroom, require several types of lighting, and therefore several light sources. Remember to multiply the lights to give relief to your space, illuminate strategic areas and create the atmosphere. In the living room: table lamps, floor lamps and sconces will come in addition to a suspension or a ceiling lamp dedicated to the main lighting of the room. Arrange them in strategic places: near the sofa, the coffee table and on your occasional furniture. Equip your lamps with bulbs with rather warm lighting (between 2500 and 3000 Kelvin) for a soft and subdued atmosphere. You will be able to turn them on and vary the light intensity according to your desires. For a festive atmosphere, place some colorful. For a sharp decoration, opt for openwork fixtures with filament bulbs. Remember that light structures space. Use accent lighting to highlight objects, paintings or underline an architectural element. The ideal is to use hidden light sources so that the light beam stages the space, such as LED light strips.
THINK ABOUT THE LIGHTING ATMOSPHERE
Think ahead about the lighting atmosphere you want to give to each room and follow your decorative desires. Dim or functional lighting, we do not light a charming decoration like a designer decor! This will determine the type of layout and the type of lighting to be preferred: for example a Gustavian chandelier for the first and recessed spotlights for the second. Thinking about the light "climate" you want to install room by room will help you define the type of lighting: zenithal, indirect, decorative, but also the light intensity and the type of lights to be installed. If you don't like designer atmospheres, for example, avoid installing spotlights on the ceiling. If you like indirect lighting, choose the location of sockets to connect table lamps.