Main Guidelines for Lighting

In spite of the fact that it’s the last one to consider, the lighting is one of the important things when it comes to furnishing. Without proper lighting, the furniture looks boring; the paintings just hang and even the food looks tasteless and apathy. Depending on the functionality of the room, the type and the model of the different light bodies can vary. There are three main types of lighting – common, working and accent lighting.

The main lighting is the one on the ceiling, the one that lights the space without focusing on any particular space or object. For example, the main light bodies are turned on when you enter the room. The work lighting is used to light work spaces such as a desk or a work table, in order to ease up visual work. Accent lighting does exactly what you’d think – it adds an accent. For example, art objects are being lit properly in order to be seen and felt the right way.

Adding light bodies is not as hard as it seems in general. The kitchen definitely requires the right type of lighting. Tiered light bodies are widely spread and preferred in most homes. Pendants and all sorts of one-unit light bodies that hang from the ceiling, but are reaching a lower, precise point on certain places, are esthetical and they provide the work like you need.


The same lamps are directed with a Potentiometric key – dimmer or they can even be used as the main lighting. It is recommended that the mounting of light bodies is placed forward and above the sink, the oven, the fridge and the rest of the places where food is prepared. The rule is to watch out for symmetry. When you are planning the kitchen lighting, don’t forget to include the lighting below the cabinets on the wall.

Tiered light bodies are appropriate for every room, such as the bedroom, for example. You can use chandeliers for the main lighting, but the bedrooms require also a local lighting around the bed or the armchairs. The lamps are the perfect solution for work or local lighting. They can be placed everywhere and be in tune with the décor. Light bodies are not just functional; they are the main points in the interior, especially when the selection is right. Use desk or night lamps, as well as lampions for separate parts of the premises or simply to light up the way. If you need to do visual work quite often – such as sewing or working with post stamps, use the work lighting with moving shoulder or directed lighting, and you can control the strength and the focus point of the light.

The lighting in the bathroom is as important as the lighting in the kitchen. Besides the fact that that is the main lighting, here it’s necessary also to have a work lighting as well. On the sides of the mirror, you can place extra light bodies in order to create a dramatic look, and above the mirror – a decorative light body for full functionality. If you have a whole room, then you can place even chandeliers as main lighting. The chandelier will create a sense of elegance and style. In the zones where there’s high humidity, it’s a must to use waterproof light bodies.