Guide: Get the right light in your home - room

Lighting is crucial when you need to set up your home. You need to think about function lights, lighting lights, and general lighting, and in fact, more lights are required than you think, to create the optimum lighting. We guide you through the accommodation lighting for rooms.

How to create the most optimal lighting

The range of lamps is huge and many often end up choosing a light source based on its appearance rather than its function. But it is not only the design of the lamp that can change a room's character - the lighting also has a huge effect on the room's performance. Therefore, before investing in your next lamp, consider the function of the light and the meaning of the room's expression. Read below and find out what kind of light sources to choose for your home.

These types of light sources can be selected from:

Scattered light

Lighting features: The scattered light is for general lighting of a room eg. in the living room.

Lamps: The scattered light is emitted by a ceiling and wall lamps. For example, select. lamps with glass shades in clear or sandblasted glass to achieve the scattered light in a room. To get varied lighting, you should supplement with other light sources such as smaller lamps at the sofa or reading corner.


Direct, focused light

Lighting features: The focused light is important at the work desk or if details or centerpieces in the device are to be emphasized in particular.

Lamps: Go for lamps with a closed, narrow screen or the very classic spots in the ceiling.


Downward light

Lighting features: The downside light is for the pleasure, in the reading room or in the bedroom at the nightstand.

Lamps: To get a nice lighting, go for wall lights, stand lamps or lamps with a closed screen. Also think of the light color, where a low K value gives a calm, warm and red light.


Upward light

Lighting features: The upward light serves as additional lighting for the room.

Lamps: To get an additional light to a room, you should go for stand lamps with uplight, wall lights or commutes.


Lighting in the kitchen

Lighting in the home - room for space

  • Wall lamps in the kitchen not only give a good light but are also a decorative element on the walls, otherwise often.
  • Want commute in the kitchen, they hang a bit further towards the wall over the kitchen table's center, so you do not shade the light when you are standing at the table.
  • The work light should be switched off independently of another, more pleasant lighting.
  • Dark colors on walls, floors, kitchen tiles and elements swallow the light and therefore require more lighting than bright surfaces.

Lighting in the living room

Lighting in the home - room for space

  • Choose a standing lamp with a good screen where the light can penetrate, as an alternative to the classic ceiling lamp.
  • Dark corners make the room smaller - rather than a table lamp on the side table, or let a beautiful long-length lamp hang down from the ceiling.
  • If you want a bright living room, avoid many books, dark blankets, and nips. It lightens the light.
  • 5 to 10 bright spots with each their function required for the perfect light in the living room and other larger rooms. Do you have for example spots or a pendant in the ceiling, it is a good idea to supplement with fewer lights in the reading corner, so you can turn on the light as needed.

Lighting in the dining room

Lighting in the home - room for space
  • Consider two commutes if you have a long dining table.
  • Glass lamps not only give light over the table but also into the room.
  • A dining table lamp must hang approx. 50-60 cm above the table. It is important that it does not dazzle or obstruct vision across the table.
  • It is advantageous to have a dimmer so you can calm the light after the mood.

Lighting in the bedroom

Lighting in the home - room for space

  • A night lamp is a must in one bedroom and it must be able to fulfill a function like both the pleasure and reading light.
  • If you select a wall lamp with a flexible arm, you minimize the sidewall.
  • If you have a wardrobe and a mirror in the bedroom, it is crucial with a good general ceiling lighting. Select a lamp that sheds light into the room and not just downwards.

Lighting in the bathroom

Lighting in the home - room for space

  • The bathroom's three main light sources: A general light throughout the room, one in the shower cubicle and a good light in front of the mirror.
  • Over the mirror, the light must be strong but reproduce colors properly. It is also important that it is mounted so that it does not shed shadows.
  • You create a cozy atmosphere in the bathroom if you choose to mix the traditional and functional lighting in the mirror with a floor lamp.
  • Make sure that the lamps around the shower and the water are suitable for wet rooms.

Lighting in the office

Lighting in the home - room for space
  • Optimal illumination over the desktop falls at an oblique angle on the keyboard. The light should not hit the computer screen.
  • It may be a good idea with a flexible arm lamp if the desktop is used for different purposes.
  • Also, remember the general light in the rest of the room. It is tiring to the eyes with great contrasts between an illuminated desk and a dark room.
  • If you want commuting over the work table, it is best to have two pieces on each side of the computer. This prevents the screen from shading to the light on the keyboard.

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