When designing a future interior, lighting should not be underestimated. Apart from clear reasons, it achieves a certain atmosphere and maintains style. Let’s consider what rules should be followed during the installation of lighting in the apartment, and let’s talk about the features of the lighting scheme in each room separately.
Rules of luminaires placement
There are no categorical requirements for lighting fixtures to be placed in the room. You can either limit yourself to one chandelier or avoid spotlights without central lighting at all. However, due to the fact that we are talking about an electrician, it is worth paying attention to the safety requirements and basic recommendations for placement of luminaires on the ceiling and walls. As for the layout of luminaires, you are free to choose the one that best suits the design of the room, combined with the location of furniture and, most importantly, it seems to you the most aesthetic.
If you plan to install a chandelier in a room, it should be strictly in the center of the room or the selected area. If there are several chandeliers, it is worth making them symmetrical with respect to each other and the space around them. However, the main thing that should be done before installing the chandeliers is to use lighting installation services.
How to plan the electrical installation in an apartment correctly?
In the text, you will learn how to plan the electrical wiring and how to make sure that it will last for a long time and be as functional as possible. Let’s look further at how to place the lights in each room separately. Since it depends on the correct installation of lighting how cozy and functional the room will be.
How to place the luminaires in the living room
The most popular lighting scheme for the hall in the apartment is the chandelier in the center and additional light sources near the sofa or table. Sometimes around the chandelier in the hall it is possible to arrange spotlights in a circle or as a geometric figure. Nevertheless, it is not necessary to limit yourself to such schemes. In the living room, floor lamps and built-in lighting will look great. Especially floor lamps will be appropriate near the sofa or other islands of rest, as they will provide soft and soft light. It is important to remember that this kind of light cannot be the main one.
How to place the lights in your kitchen
The kitchen is most often divided into two zones: the work and dining areas. Above the dining area you can hang a chandelier or a modern suspension with Edison lamps. It is better to have a chandelier that follows the shape of a table – a round chandelier above a round table or a rectangular hanging above a rectangular table. But when it comes to the kitchen work area, there should be more light. There are two most common lighting options for this area:
- use spotlights in the centre of hinged cabinets (equipped with skirting boards so that the light will not glare);
- stick a LED strip by the wall.
Where to place the luminaires in the bedroom
The bedroom is the place that prefer a minimum of light. The ceiling lights in the bedroom should not be glazed, but only gently illuminate the space. The most popular lighting method has been the perimeter ceiling spotlights in the bedroom or in a zigzag/oil shape, in a chess order. The following can be highlighted as additional spotlights:
- the dressing area is illuminated by additional spots located opposite the closet;
- the bedside area on each side should be illuminated by table lamps or wall lights with a flexible leg;
- the lower level of the room can be illuminated with an LED strip to add atmosphere to the bedroom.
If you want to install light fixtures, it is better to use cheap local handyman services.