Light – a powerful tool that can be used to increase (decrease) the space, creating an intimate and an easy atmosphere. Today we’ll show you how it should be in the living room, and how to organize.
In the living room a few functions. It is designed for the reception of guests, reading, relaxing, watching home theater. There is often a work area and even gallery. It is important to create in the room a cozy atmosphere, divided into zones. For each of these islands is necessary to provide light.
There are general rules that should be taken into account in the organization of lighting in the living room. We will introduce you to some of them.
1. Basic lighting
Chandeliers on the ceiling, contribute to the creation of festive and solemn atmosphere maximum scatter light throughout the room. If the ceilings are high, in a large room look good, stacked chandeliers. If the low ceiling in the room, from such options should be abandoned in favor of Fine odnolampovyh models or compact downlights.
2. Chamber environment
The intimate atmosphere can be achieved using sconces and floor lamps. They need to be set and hang in a recreation area (reading) next to the chair or sofa. And their size is selected according to the area of space and the size of the furniture.
Typically, a small living room pose elegant furniture, and lighting means, it is necessary to select appropriate. But in spacious rooms allowed larger floor lamps and sconces. If you want to focus on the floor, choose a floor lamp, a lampshade that directs the light downward.
3. Workplace lighting
In the area of workplace need more reading lamps. When choosing fixtures, lamps, bulbs for different areas share the same stylistic performance. So, the interior will look holistically.
4. Spot lights
Ceiling spotlights can serve as additional lighting of individual zones.
5. Additional lights
If there are built in the interior niches, columns, catwalks, arches, brickwork, painting, their stress is low-voltage lamps, build them from the bottom of any of these structures. Decorative light in this case can serve for creating a chamber environment. It is also good to use for this purpose art objects (tanks, lamps irregular shape).
6. Color and light
Before you begin to actively equip the living room and additional general light decide the color scheme of the room. The light should be a harmonious complement to the interior. For rooms, decorated in warm colors, suitable only warm soft lighting. Actively cool the interior would be appropriate blue shades.
7. Optic deception
Using decorative light in niches, easy to achieve the effect of an additional window. In addition, such a technique facilitates visual expansion space.
8. Air Interior
The illusion of airiness help create a top-down or bottom-up light that gently rests on the wall.
9. Built-in light
The lighting on the runways working to create the effect of a floating furniture or ceiling. Such light will be the dividing line between the zones. Its good to use for security purposes on the floor, for example, to see the border steps, if you multi-level interior.