The lighting is a very important aspect in the house, almost as much or more than decoration. In this article we tell you some keys to properly illuminate every room of your home. Take notes and put to the test.
The living room
The living room should be illuminated flexible enough to allow movement and clean, as well as having various activities that can go from watching TV to work or reading.
Keep in mind that the materials and colors of the ceiling, walls and curtains will also influence when defining and designing the lighting environment: the darker are, the greater must be the light present in the place to get an optimal environment.
If you are looking for is nothing more than a space where you can relax, remember that warm light tones invite it. Take advantage of light to highlight the textures of space: bricks, concrete, stone, etc. If you are at floor level, will give a theatrical and mysterious effect, although you can also opt for floor lamps or wall sconces. Embedded sconces give a similar effect to a floor lamp, while saving space.
If the space is small, it is advisable to generate a set of lights and shadows to give more volume and greater sense of depth. To do this, place ceiling lamps that give a general and equal lighting. And you can add floor lamps or table lamps for a more immersive effect. If you have specific areas for reading or work lamps can be placed spotlight.
In this case, it is desirable to generate a spotlight, also useful for any other activity that may have on the table, besides eating. The advice is to place it at a height of between 70 centimeters and 1.20 meters from the surface of the table so that it is well focused and well illuminated. As for additional light, there can be placed wall sconces or recessed spotlights in the ceiling.
Here the light must be basically practical and functional: combines general light in the center with a ceiling lamp or spotlights. To see well in the area of the counter where you cook, place a light on the low cupboard or extract. For the area of the bar or dining room, the best will be a warm light.
The recommendation is to use a general light in the center of the room and complement it with lamps on the tables of light or wall lights with articulated arms to the height of the backrest of the bed. Also you may have a reading light that is not so intense.
You can generate a general light on the ceiling with spots or sconces. For equal lighting, without glare or sombres of the mirror what is advised is illuminate it sideways. If you only have the ability to place the light above it, then do it at least to 60 centimeters.