How to choose the right lighting for your home?

How to choose the right lighting for your home?


Dominika Švandová

You might be thinking of updating your light fixtures at this time of year when it becomes dark too early. The choice of the proper lighting, tailored to each room and your requirements, is one of the most important – yet sometimes underrated – aspects of interior design.

How to choose the ideal lighting for each room

For every room, there isn't a one-size-fits-all option. But don't give up; simply focus on a few essential ideas that can help you get the ideal illumination. They all have something to do with the kind of room you are choosing lighting for, which is no coincidence. The function and size of the room are crucial, but small factors like the paint color can also be significant.

How to choose the right lighting for your home?

Calculate how much light the area needs before anything else. Based on this, the number of lamps in the room and their intensity will be decided. You can get guidance from our article on How to choose the right lighting ofr each room.

Consider what types of lamps might complement the suggested lighting value after you know it. Consider the room's intended use. If you want to create a reading nook in this space, you will undoubtedly choose at least one local light for it. If you want to use this space as a dining room, it must have direct illumination over the table, which can also be achieved with multiple pendant lamps. Always select a combination of several other light sources in addition to the primary one, which should be present in every space. This will enable you to adapt the lighting to changing conditions over time.

How to choose the right lighting for your home?

Three different kinds of lighting

Primary lighting

The wide diffusion luminaires, which also serve as the room's primary lighting source, provide the overall feel of the space. Ceiling lights or designer pendant lamps, which also provide a wide range of creative expression, can serve as the central luminaire.

Knowing the function of the area is likely the most crucial factor in making this decision, as we have already indicated. This makes deciding on the lighting's color and intensity simpler. The children's room, on the other hand, will require a more prominent source so that the kids can see clearly at every game, while the dining area will be more enjoyable to use more personal lighting.

A very creative and practical solution are lights that can be adjusted for light intensity. By doing this, you can create good illumination throughout the entire space and be prepared in case you need to use it for unanticipated purposes.

How to choose the right lighting for your home?

How to choose the right lighting for your home – Muuto Rime

For work

Equally crucial is picking the appropriate work lighting. You definitely need a good desk lamp, especially if you work from home or have young children at home. Ideal work lights have multiple settings and can focus the light exactly where it is needed. In our catalogue, you can find both traditional table lamps like the Fritz Hansen AQ01 and more fashionable ones like the Grant lamps by Normann Copenhagen with its movable gold shade.

How to choose the right lighting for your home – Normann Copenhagen Grant

How to choose the right lighting for your home – Fritz Hansen AQ01

To create a mood

Although wall, floor, and table lamps used for mood lighting primarily serve decorative purposes, we cannot discount their capacity to provide a homey, cozy ambiance. They can be used in conjunction with the primary lighting to provide even more light or on their own to provide dim light for quiet and relaxing times. Because to this, they are especially ideal for the living room or bedroom. The portable luminaires are particularly important to highlight because of their adaptability.

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It can be difficult to choose lighting fixtures, therefore we hope that this post will help you with your preliminary planning. After you have a more specific notion of the combinations that would work, you can move on to selecting the lamps themselves.

Therefore don't be afraid to browse our lighting section; you're sure to discover a suitable example of each of the aforementioned varieties there.

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