In the previous article we analyzed how to illuminate a house with natural light. Once these keys have been reviewed, we must move on to the next point: discover how to light a house correctly, deciding what lighting our house needs during the hours when we do not enjoy sunlight.
Each room in your house requires different lighting. To be clear about what factors you should take into account in order to achieve optimal lighting in each room of your house and not overlook any detail, at Dalber we are going to give you a series of simple tips:
Choose the lighting in each room based on your activity
What activity are you going to carry out in each room of your home? That is the main question you should ask yourself when deciding which lamps to buy for each room in your home.
To make sure that you don’t leave anything behind, create a list of the daily activities that you will generally perform in each room and think about what lamp and type of light will be your perfect companion for that purpose.
In this way, later, you will see that the lighting in each room is specifically adjusted to your needs within your home.
As an example, a living room can be used to spend a considerable number of hours a day in it enjoying leisure activities, for which we would install a powerful light that illuminates every corner. But on the other hand, the living room can be the place where you only relax during the last hours of the day, for which a more diffuse and soft lighting will be advisable to create a cozy atmosphere.
In the case of children’s rooms, you should opt for children’s lamps that guarantee functionality, maximum safety and that adapt to their daily activity.
You must also take into account what intensity of light you need for each room in your house. The rooms intended for rest will need to be provided with warmer lighting, as this invites relaxation. By contrast, the rooms where you are going to develop more activity or even some type of work should be equipped with whiter lighting, which benefits the activity.
Having decided based on utility, you can consider the aesthetic issue. That is, what lamps do you like best for the decorative composition of each room in your house. Perhaps there is a precious floor lamp that you are interested in welcoming into your home, even though you are not going to use it much. We must also take into account the aesthetics in our home!
A good idea to achieve a harmonious set of furniture and lighting is, before buying any lamp, take into account where it will be located. In this way we can take into account its proportions and we can assess whether it is the ideal piece for that corner that we had chosen.
Maintaining a good proportion between the measurements of the furniture and the lamps will be key for the aesthetics of the room to be harmonious.
Which lamp is most suitable for each room?
The main types of lamp that we usually have in our homes are:
- Hanging lamp
- Ceiling lights
- Auxiliary floor lamps
- Table lamps
- Wall sconces
Each lamp format has different characteristics and functionalities, which are better adapted to each type of room and the use it is usually given. In this way, it is not the same to illuminate the kitchen as a dining room, or the bathroom. These are the main characteristics of each type of lamp, which you can take into account when assigning them to the different areas of your home.
Hanging ceiling lamps
They occupy a larger space in the room compared to other lamps, mainly due to the cable that connects them to the ceiling. Aesthetically they are very beautiful and elegant, so they dress the room a lot.
Due to their characteristics, they are used to illuminate large spaces, and it almost never fails in the dining room of most homes, where it is usually advisable to hang one or two ceiling lamps above the main table to guarantee maximum visibility during the meal.
Ceiling lamps are also used to illuminate the living room, as well as bedrooms giving an elegant style. In the case of children’s rooms, they are also one of the main options for configuring the main lighting in the room. We invite you to discover in our online store the Dalber pendant lamps for children, which combine design and good lighting with maximum safety.
They are a much more discreet lighting option than pendant lamps, so it has much less prominence in the room where it is installed. It is also common to find ceiling lights in bathrooms and in corridors or even children’s rooms, in each place with its particularities.
Our children’s ceiling lights for the children’s room provide shadow-free lighting and ensure that the light is optimally distributed throughout the room. In addition, they do not take up too much space, so they are ideal for lighting the room of the smallest of the house if it is not too spacious.
Auxiliary floor lamps
They are the main protagonists when it comes to providing extra light to certain corners of your house. It is common to find them in living rooms and living rooms, where we usually want to get an extra point of light to highlight some element of the decoration, or to generate a more subdued light intensity at night. When having an auxiliary floor lamp in your living room, it is advisable to choose a model that allows its height adjustment. In this way we can give the floor lamp an extra size, which will allow it to be used instead of the main lighting, distributing the light throughout the room.
If we place an auxiliary floor lamp in the children’s room, it is highly recommended that it have the option of an add-on adjustable light arm, since for the performance of certain activities it can make a considerable contribution from directed lighting.
They are present in almost any home due to their versatility and the high degree of aesthetics with which they contribute to the house. In fact they have a place in practically any room in the home: table lamps can be located from the main dining room table to the kitchen table or as an accompanying light during your day to day life. In the case of children’s table lamps, they are usually used as table lamps and sometimes as desk lamps to illuminate the study area in a complementary way.
Wall sconces, ambient and decorative light
They are a very convenient type of lamp for areas of the house with little space, where there is not enough surface for the location of other types of lamps such as floor or table lamps. Wall lights can also be arranged as a decorative feature and at the same time free up the lamp surfaces to achieve a more spacious effect.
Wall lights are a perfect option for corridors, bathrooms or kitchens of small dimensions. At Dalber we are committed to the use of children’s wall lights in children’s rooms as a decorative lighting element, which can provide extra lighting to the main lighting or accompany the little ones during the last hours of the day. In addition, the great colors and the beautiful drawings of our children’s wall lights will bring originality and joy to your room, apart from a perfect light.
In order for you to correctly illuminate the children’s room we have prepared a fantastic children’s lighting guide so that you do not lose detail.