Lighting design tips for every room
Check our room-by-room lighting guide to help illuminate your choices and brighten up your home.
When moving into a new apartment, or during the renovation of your home, there is a component that should never be taken for granted: the choice of lights and lamps and, in general, the correct lighting.
The concept of “correct” lighting varies based on the type and colour of the furniture, the ceiling height, the amount and wideness of the windows, the quantity and direction of natural light, and above all the type of room, its function and the tasks that are fulfilled in it.
Here's our tips for choosing the right lights and lamps for each room.
Limited space? The main issue is probably not having light coming in from the right direction.
Our tip? A LED under-cabinet light! This one is placed under the kitchen cupboard and it doesn’t come with a switch, but it does feature a motion sensor, pretty useful in case your hands are covered in dirt or water. In a small space, an additional pendant light bulb should be enough to properly brighten your room.
Choosing lighting for the bedroom might be considered simple, but in our experience it can be quite tricky. If the ceiling is quite high it's nice to have a chandeliers - if they're your thing - or some other kind of modern pendant lighting. They would be mostly for aesthetics and not for functionality. For functionality, to have proper lighting you could opt for wall lights, like this Tamara wall light with LED arm: basically a light and a bedside lamp combined!
In my opinion the bathroom is the least complicated room to illuminate: we'd suggest LED ceiling lights and an independent LED light on top of the mirror, better if dimmable to not disturb the eyes and avoid glares.
You can use the same dimmable LED light on a full body-length mirror in your bedroom! Proper lighting can save your life and reputation, especially if you’re a mixed pattern and colours lover. Better safe than sorry.
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Living room lighting
If the living room features a dining table separated from the actual living space, the two sections should have different kinds of lighting, like pendant lighting on top of the table - for a pretty warm and cozy atmosphere. We'd also suggest a dimmable LED light on the ceiling above the couch and the TV, just because chandelier lights, if too low, can create an inconvenience for the eyes. Also, one of the essentials that shouldn’t be forgotten in the living room is a floor lamp next to the couch if you don’t have a proper desk and spend a lot of time laying on the couch reading, writing or studying.
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