Apartment Lighting Ideas

Apartment Lighting Ideas


Light, both natural and artificial, is actually one of the most important factors in the space design. Good lighting is deserved for the fact that your home exudes expanse, provides a sense of warmth and welcome. Lighting in the home has an aesthetic and functional role and enhances appearance of the household. Therefore, how to organize the lighting in the best way?

The bedroom should have lighting that will achieve an extremely relaxed atmosphere, but at the same time to provide that in certain parts of the room it is possible to read or perform some other activity. Basic brightness can be achieved with luminaries from the ceiling, chandeliers, ceiling or wall lamps, although it is better to have a couple of diffuse wall lamps and table lamp on a bedside table.

In the dining room it is important to highlight the table with good lighting that casts direct light. It must be effective, but above all functional. This requires the use of a mixture of direct and indirect lighting. Chandelier should dominate above the dining table, which will serve both as a decorative element, and the main source of lighting for dining. Indirect lighting can emphasize the paintings, worthy service, or silver. In formal occasions, reduce the amount of light to give the impression of "dinner by candlelight“.

The kitchen is primarily a workspace that requires functional lighting of working surfaces. It is desirable that the worktop, sink and stove are well illuminated with the light directed downwards. If you have wall cabinets above the work surfaces, you can mount lamps on their bottom that will give you enough light to work. Choose economical light sources such as neon tubes.

Bathrooms seek halogen lighting which gives an intense white light. In the bathroom, you need a strong and uniform light without shadows, suitable for shaving, makeup and making your hair. In smaller bathrooms, the lights above the mirror will be enough to illuminate the entire room, while the larger will require the lamps in the ceiling. It is desirable to use two types of lighting: direct, high intensity necessary for makeup, shaving, etc., and the other a little weaker when using the shower, washbasin or sanitary.

The lighting in the living room should meet a wide range of different activities. Massive chandeliers and hanging lamps are suitable for the high ceilings but not for the suspended. Chandelier is optional in the living room, and it is not redundant. It can be successfully supplemented with a pair of wall lights, positioned to emphasize certain details. Lamps are the basis of the aesthetic of a space. Paintings and posters are illuminated by low voltage lamps with halogen-tungsten bulbs. Computer and TV require low light intensities that will not have a glare and will not interfere with watching. If the living room is narrower, the width effect can be achieved by strategic highlighting of the walls. This means that, in addition to with the bright ceiling lights, there should be additional sources of light coming from the walls, tables, and floor.