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THE ART OF LIGHTING: TIPS ON THE RIGHT SIZE OF LAMPS AND LUMINAIRES

From the atmosphere to the overall impression - the size of your lamps and lights plays a decisive role.

The right lighting has a significant impact on the atmosphere and overall impression of a room's interior. One crucial factor that is often overlooked is the size of the lamps and lights. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect size for your lighting at home.

ROOM SIZE AND CEILING HEIGHT

Before deciding on a lamp, you should consider the size of the room. In large rooms, correspondingly larger lights can be used to ensure adequate lighting, while in smaller rooms, more subtle options should be preferred. Ceiling height also plays a role - high ceilings often require larger pendants or chandeliers.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RIGHT PROPORTIONS

The right proportions are crucial for an aesthetically pleasing design. For example, if you place a lamp that is too small in a large room, it will look lost and may not have the desired effect. On the other hand, a lamp that is too large can look overwhelming in a small room. Make sure that the size of your lights fits well with the proportions of the room.

FUNCTIONALITY AND STYLE

When choosing lighting, consider the function of the room and your personal style. A dining room may be adorned with a larger pendant light above the dining table, while a bedroom can be fitted with softer, more subtle lights. Make sure the lamps you choose are both functional and stylish.

USE SEVERAL LIGHT SOURCES

Instead of relying on a single large lamp, using multiple light sources in a room can create more balanced lighting. Combine ceiling lightsfloor lamps and table lamps to create different levels of lighting and a suitable atmosphere.

LIGHTING FOR SPECIFIC AREAS

If you want to highlight specific areas, such as a reading chair or an art area, choose targeted lighting of an appropriate size. If it’s too large, a light can detract from the focus, while being too small a lamp may not give off enough light.
Overall, choosing the right size of lamps and lights is about finding a balanced approach that considers functionality, style and room size. Experiment, have fun and be inspired by the different options to create lighting that will make your room shine.

WHICH LAMP DO I COOSE FOR WHICH ROOM?

Choosing the right lamp for a room depends on several factors, including the function of the room, the size of the room, the ceiling height and, of course, your personal style. Here are some general guidelines:

LIGHTING FOR LIVING ROOM

  • Ceiling washlights or pendant lights can properly illuminate the room.
  • Floor lamps in corners can create a cozy atmosphere.
  • Table lamps on side tables or consoles can set additional accents.

LIGHTING FOR SLEEPING ROOM

  • Ceiling lights with dimmable options for customizable lighting.
  • Bedside lamps for reading corners.
  • Mood lights or wall lamps for a relaxed atmosphere.

LIGHTING FOR KITCHEN

  • Bright, uniform ceiling lights for the work surfaces.
  • Pendant lights above the dining table or kitchen island.
  • Under-cabinet lights for additional lighting on work surfaces.

LIGHTING FOR DINING ROOM

  • Pendant lights or chandeliers above the dining table.
  • Dimmable lighting for a customizable atmosphere.

LIGHTING FOR OFFICE

  • Bright ceiling lights for good working conditions.
  • Desk lamps with direct light for concentrated work.

LIGHTING FOR ANTEROOM/CORRIDOR

  • Ceiling lights or wall lights for uniform illumination.
  • Recessed luminaires for narrow corridors.

LIGHTING FOR BATHROOM

  • Bright, water resistant ceiling lights
  • Wall lamps above the mirror for even facial lighting.

LIGHTING FOR CHILDREN’S ROOM

  • Ceiling lights for a general feel-good atmosphere
  • Table lamps or floor lamps for more specific tasks such as reading or crafting
Remember that the combination of different light sources in a room is often the most effective. This allows you to adjust the lighting according to your needs and create a multi-layered, pleasant atmosphere. And don't forget that personal style plays an important role – choose lamps that suit your taste and the décor of the room.