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Needless to say, how light can transform an interior. The same room will look completely different if it includes a bright chandelier or a small lamp with muted light. With the help of light you can place accents in the interior, create the necessary appearance of the room – quiet and melancholic or bold and eccentric. In this section, we collected tips and ideas on how to think about lighting in an apartment and a country house. Along with the projects of professionals, here you will find many examples of original lamps from around the world. We hope that our ideas will inspire you to an active creative process!
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Designers who create residential interiors know that lighting in an apartment can often play an equally important role than furniture or decor. You can even say that the light itself is a decor. And the decor is universal: for example, using the same chandelier, which has a brightness adjustment, you can turn the living room into a bedroom, and the bedroom – in a place for a romantic dinner. Of great importance is the way the lamps are arranged in the interior. From the ceiling chandelier will go a completely different lighting than from the wall sconce. A few point lights will give a different light effect, rather than a single floor lamp.
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Professionals distinguish several basic characteristics of light. The most important of them are intensity, uniformity and shade. All these characteristics are determined by the technical capabilities of the light device, its shape and method of attachment.
Knowing the features of lighting, you can use light in the interior with a benefit for yourself. Especially priceless are the possibilities of light for those who need to divide one large room into several zones. With the help of different lamps, this will not be a problem.
To create uniform illumination in an interior it is possible, applying various light devices. The most popular are the ceiling lights. They can be suspended on a rod, chain, rope or rail. A ceiling light can have one or more light points (in other words, light bulbs), be with or without a lampshade. The light in the interior, emitted by such a lamp, is uniform and, as a rule, soft. To maximize light scattering, it is recommended to choose luminaires with a transparent shade material.
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Wall lamps are similar to ceiling light in terms of optical properties. They help create a pleasant and soothing atmosphere in the interior. Lighting in the interior, created by such a luminary, will help to identify the recreation area, dining or guest areas.
More convenient and practical, some consider stand lamps – floor lamps, table lamps and other portable devices. This opinion has developed for the reason that, unlike the wall, they are more mobile. Depending on the type of lampshade and the design of the lamp, a completely different light can be created in the interior: a bright tuning for work or, on the contrary, soft and relaxing.
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The latest trend in the field of lighting design is homemade lighting. Today many design workshops offer their customers to purchase unusual lamps, floor lamps and chandeliers. Often such things are made to order and cost a lot of money. However, you can make a lamp yourself. To do this, it is enough to stock up with the necessary materials, basic knowledge in electrical and … creative inspiration! Photos of unusual lamps can inspire anyone to create their own, nothing like and incomparable, a miracle.