Give your home the aura it deserves through the right lightingACA LIGHTING
The lighting of your home is one of those things that you usually do not notice when you enter a space with good light diffusion. But when the lighting is poor and you try to perform a task, or maybe you feel in a different way into the room from the one you would like to, then immediately you realize that the lighting is not right. The lighting creates and directly affects the atmosphere, the aesthetics, the look and functions of your home. So, think of your home and if it offers you all the lighting options you would like. If your answer is negative, here are some tips on how to choose the perfect lighting for you and your family.
• Determine what your goals are in relation with lighting:
Once you decide the function of each space, you can start to choose the lighting collections that meet your taste. Use direct or focus light in a workspace and indirect or diffused lighting to create atmosphere in places where relaxing. Each room in your home should reflect your tastefulness but also should serve any function with appropriate lighting.
• Proper lighting is essential for safety both inside and outside of your home:
Corridors, stairs, walkways, entrance door and yard should be illuminated efficiently. Low lighting is a welcome sign for intruders on the exterior of your home. While excessive external illuminations are costly and annoying for neighbors. Think how effective measure is to prevent intrusion, installing lighting fixtures with motion detection sensor on the outer corners of your home. Follow the aesthetic and safety lighting of your neighborhood for further guidance as to what to apply in your own home.
• Use outdoor wall luminaires for decoration:
Outdoor lighting besides practical, can create a nice atmosphere in the evening choosing wall luminaires with directed light. Placing this type of luminaires (which direct the light upward / downward / right etc.) you can focus on architectural features of your home and highlight the external recesses and plantings around it
• Use multiple light sources in a room:
For rooms such as the kitchen, the bedrooms and several relaxation areas, multiple light sources will help you achieve a variety of functions and activities. For example, in the kitchen you need bright light above the sink and a key diffuse lighting in the rest area. While in the living room, apart from the main diffuse lighting you can choose a floor lamp next to a sofa or your favorite chair for reading. In the bathroom, the lighting in the mirror should be focused to avoid creating shadows and the light color should be natural or “cold” (white light) so that the color tone is not affected.
• The “hidden” lighting brings high ceilings and modern decor:
In an illuminated area if the light source (the lamp) is visible, creates intense shine and causes the so-called “glare”, which causes discomfort in vision. If you want to avoid glare and to have a smooth and discreet lighting, then select the backlight as a solution, ie place the light source (sometimes even the luminaire) at such places as not to be visible. Also, hiding the lights, surfaces of the walls and ceilings seem to be uniform and cleaner creating the sensation that the space is larger.
• Remember the night lighting in the infant’s and children’s room:
Proper lighting when children sleep, can help them not to be afraid during the night, but at the same time can make easier for the parents the walking through dark rooms and corridors. A wall luminaire or table lamp with low light is the most suitable choice for the baby room, especially when changing diaper, during lullaby and night breastfeeding.
• Think twice before you choose lighting for the public rooms:
In shared places like living room or dining room, choose timeless fixtures that exude an air of luxury. We often buy fixtures without previously think about the size of the space and its decoration. Chandeliers in extremely simple designs, decorative bells in vintage style, track spotlights or lighting systems in various designs and of course the old classic crystal lighting. Whatever your choice in décor, measure the space and ceiling height to ensure enough space above the attendees before you purchase the luminaire.
Do not be afraid to dare when choosing your home lighting. Just think of the atmosphere and mood desired by each place. If you need help, you can be inspired by lighting stores, catalogs, magazines and of course fashion / decoration blogs. Just like the color of your room’s wall, so lighting should enhance your space and make it feel warm and cozy!