4 tricks to light up the whole house without mistakes
We answer the most common questions that often arise in the important (and difficult) task of improving the conditions of your home with good lighting. We go step by step and by rooms: the living room, the bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom.
It is difficult today, except for reasons of an exceptional nature, to be cloistered for so long between four walls. But whether it is many or few hours that we enjoy our home, these must be of quality and will only be with the right light, an element of such intangible comfort. Due to the busy , a poor orientation of our home or the arrival of an autumn, the truth is that artificial lighting is essential for our daily life. So, if you are on the way to undertake a reform, to build a house or simply to give a new air to the living room or a room, we present you this series of 4 tips with which to light up your house.
Plan the spaces
One of the main mistakes when lighting a room is not taking into account the different occupations that it involves or that we would like to carry out. Therefore, your first step must inexorably go through analyzing the room, the space and its uses. Once this is done, you can design different areas and corners that, properly lit, will allow you to enjoy each room in a much richer and more intense way. So, with the flip of a switch and as if it were a beautiful kaleidoscope, your living room can completely change to become a quiet reading room or a warm place to chat, a breakfast table in the perfect place to organize a dinner, or a small bedroom in a determined and complete study room.
Warm light or cold light?
In lighting, as in most things, the importance lies in the details. How many times have we not entered a house and felt like we were in the cold waiting room of a doctor’s office? And it is here where the factor of the “temperature” or “color” of light plays an essential role. Because you can already count on the richest and most elaborate lighting design for your home, that something apparently as trivial as choosing the wrong light bulb will manage to take it to the fore. It is then when the doubt arises: warm light or cold light? It depends, as we saw, on space and its use. As a general rule, for reading corners, work tables, kitchens, bathrooms – especially in the mirror area – and dining tables, the use of cold lights that do not distort the colors is recommended; while to create the ambient lighting of the rooms, the most common is to resort to the use of a much more friendly and cozy warm light. Restoration hardware lighting can be a solution.
Better in indirect light
If using too much cold light can turn your home into a dentist’s office, there’s nothing like misplacing a light bulb to make it the perfect setting for a film interview. And there is no worse idea to illuminate a room than to place a single point of light in its center. The only thing you will achieve like this will be to generate uncomfortable shadows. As a solution, it is best to design a lighting system made up of different points of light, capable of creating comfortable, indirect and filtered light.
Head over to the LED lights
When LEDs appeared they had two major drawbacks: their high price and their excessively cold “temperature”. Over the years these disadvantages have disappeared, and if their price has become more than affordable, they can also be found in a whole range of temperatures and adapted to any type of luminaire. But these new attractions do not succeed in shading their main advantage, which is undoubtedly still an that will reduce your electricity bill more than considerably.
Hopefully this article is useful. Regards!