How to design the perfect lighting for a room

We all love natural light the best and, of course, nothing can replace it in its fullest. However, we need the light almost all the time; that means, we can’t go on without the artificial lighting. But the question is, how to design the lighting?

Ground rules

First rule that you need to remember is that you have to always choose quality over quantity, because more lights doesn’t necessarily mean better. 

Second rule is that you have to place more light according to where you spend time the most and leave lower levels of light in other locations. 

Third and final rule is that you need to match lighting levels with the activity you’re doing; for example, ceiling light is better in the kitchen for you cook there, and floor lamp is better in the living room near the sofa if you plan on reading there. 

Types of lighting

As it was mentioned in the third rule, you don’t necessarily need to rely on the ceiling light that much, there are other perfectly good lighting types. 

Great lighting design combo consists of the following types:

  1. task lighting: add lights to the area you’re planning to perform the task (as in the example with the floor lamp);
  2. accent lighting: it serves both as a decoration and a lighting source (wall lights);
  3. general lighting: it comes only after first two types for only then you can determine how much light you actually need (chandelier, ceiling lights). 

Follow one style

You don’t want to make your room look messy by combining the lights from very diverse styles, so it’s better to choose one and pick everything according to it. And here you will find many beautiful light to lighten your rooms.

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