Properly organizing the interior lighting system
The right lighting plays an important role in the attractiveness and comfort of any interior. Location, shape, size of fixtures, power of light flux and its color filling can decorate the room or otherwise can make it bland. This is why a professional approach to lighting is essential.
Light and color
The direction and intensity of light shapes the visual appearance of objects, influencing their subjective perception. The same interior elements can appear flat or three-dimensional, depending on the direction and location of the luminaires.
Color performance is achieved by adjusting the flux temperature and/or selecting lamps with a specific glass color. Mistakes in choosing the right shade and brightness often leads to disharmony and distortion of the design rather than enhancing the style.
The characteristics of the spaces to be illuminated, the individual preferences of the occupants, the time of year and the time of day must also be taken into account.
Designer tips on lighting design
Here are a few tips from professional interior designers to help you decide on the choice and placement of fixtures.
1. Color recommendations:
- the combination of many multi-colored sources has a negative effect on vision and causes a feeling of discomfort;
- light shades of color better emphasize the texture of furniture, decorations and embossed wallpaper;
- white light makes the room appear larger, while darker colors make it appear smaller;
- colder shades make things seem 'away', and warm tones make things seem 'closer';
- a room with reflective surfaces appears brighter and more spacious;
- the wall farthest away from you should be the lightest;
- light-colored flooring makes the room seem lower, and the ceiling seems higher.
2. Light recommendations:
- large windows and large mirrors maximize space;
- "cool" light (4000°K) helps you to concentrate, "warm" light (less than 3000°K) relaxes you;
- if the room is lit evenly with the same light, "warmer" shades appear brighter;
- avoid areas with no light at all - this is unnatural for nature and will cause anxiety over time;
- combine areas of light and shade;
- emphasize the light flux in functional areas - this zoning is economical, but does not cause discomfort;
- in narrow rooms - especially in corridors - do not put lights in a row, use asymmetry and position lamps on the walls instead of the ceiling;
- it is better to illuminate flat interior elements with a single light source, and to illuminate three-dimensional elements from different sides;
- combine general lighting with local, diffused and reflected;
- do not use narrowly focused light streams on bulky objects;
- for a room of considerable size, it is advisable to use general diffused light in combination with some elements of directional light.
Important general rules
The following recommendations are common to all cases.
1. In any interior throughout the day, artificial lighting during the hours of darkness should be interspersed with natural sunlight during the day. Radiant energy is particularly important in northern regions, where the majority of the population suffers from vitamin D deficiency.
2. Each light source must fulfill its function. An excess of brightness, as well as a lack of it, has a negative effect on the body and well-being.
3. To create the most harmonious interior design, the set of lighting fixtures and their arrangement should be thought through in advance.
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