No room is complete without artificial lighting. Perhaps it does not in itself receive enough natural sunlight. Then, especially without chandeliers, lamps and other things can not do. And, perhaps, the owners have their own thoughts as to what qualities the room should have (we are talking about design), and it’s most convenient to achieve the desired result if the scheme uses just the right artificial lighting, since the natural possibility is not gives
Types of lighting in general
There is no one tool that allows you to be independent of the natural lighting in the house. The design of a particular room always requires you to make a competent choice. Depending on the area in which they perform their task, they distinguish:
- General lighting. It makes sense to use it in insufficiently large rooms: for example, in a small hallway with sufficient amount of natural light, you can completely get along with not very powerful lights. The goal is to illuminate the entire area of the room. This is achieved with the help of chandeliers, floor lamps, spotlights or hidden lighting. At the same time, they are fastened high enough - under the ceilings.
- Local lighting. It is used to emphasize the interior in a particular place. Or because of the imperfection of general lighting, for example, when the corridor is too large, and the chandelier throughout its length is not effective enough. So, in a long and narrow hallway, you can achieve the desired result thanks to floor lamps, wall lamps and spotlights (not below the ceiling, but below).
When it comes to lighting in the hallway or hallway, you can immediately make some universal recommendations. Such tips can advantageously emphasize the design of even narrow spaces, such as a narrow room. For example, the layout of some apartments implies the need to be in a small hallway, a small corridor quite often. To get rid of the need to frequently use a switch, you should think about automation by installing lights with motion sensors.
It is very important that the lighting in the whole apartment as a whole and in the hallway in particular does not differ too much from each other. The choice made should assume that the soft and pleasant light at the entrance will not be replaced by a dim or, on the contrary, too bright and cutting eyes in the rest of the house. Likewise, options with a mismatch of the brightness of natural and artificial lighting can not lead to anything good.
The lighting scheme, the choice of specific types of light sources should always be made with an eye on the design of a particular room, its interior. And, of course, it is easy to make some kind of mistake. For example, in a small room, do not think about getting out of it, relying on natural light in the rest of the house, and leave this part of the room dark. Or ignoring the mirror.