7 Tips to light up your home Perfectly

Posted by Madison on June 23rd, 2019

The light will make your room wide or narrow. That of the feeling of peace or that, on the contrary, activates us. A home/space is made up of atmospheres and therefore, we have to take care of the light in each one of them.

Below we give you 7 fundamental tips to illuminate your home, business, office ... And above all to get more out of the ceramic tiles and pavements.

We start!

1: Where are the points of light?

Let's start with natural light ... where are the windows? Arrange our furniture from the situation of the windows and artificial light points will depend on them as well. Basically, we have 2 types of artificial lights:

1) Directionals: focus on a point their lighting

2) Diffuse: generate lighting throughout the space.

2. What atmosphere do we want?

The colors of the space to be illuminated - in the furniture, coverings, and all those elements that make it up - are fundamental. A room full of oranges, yellows, earth colors will always tend to a warmer atmosphere. In these warm environments, we would place Light 3000 K (K = Kelvin) which is warm light and therefore gives us yellow tones.

However, a stay with gray, blue, green tones will tend to be cold. In this type of rooms, we will use the light of 5000 K or "cold light".

They are perfect for decorative lighting or indirect decoration. Everything changes if we unite both types of tonalities. For more neutral environments or with more natural light points we would use 4000 K light or the so-called "neutral light". This type of light is, called "daylight" has a neutral white tone. It would be placed mainly in environments of cold coating but also in warm ones since its neutrality allows that the cold environments are not so much so and the same happens with the warm ones. We can model all environments with light. We must bear in mind that dark colors absorb light, therefore, we will need more points of light in a room with dark, very powerful or pure colors. 

3. Light levels

If you have to illuminate a small space, avoid very intense lights because they will make it smaller. In spaces with high ceilings, it enhances the light that reflects on the ceiling by placing lamps in the upper area of ​​the furniture or shelves. Also, floor lamps that illuminate corners and ceilings.

4. The 5-point rule

This rule is essential when we have a large space such as living rooms or offices. We have already learned that light can be placed at different heights, in directions and intensity. Now apply the rule of five points of light: a room will gain vitality if it is illuminated from at least 5 different points.

5. Let's take care of the sight

Everything related to our site must be perfectly illuminated. For example, it is essential that the television is illuminated from the back (idem for computers, screens ...) to avoid that we force the view. Also, our study-work table should be illuminated in two heights: a general light and a flexo-type light that does not generate shadows and prevent us from having to strain the view.

6. 'The picture of the grandmother or the magic carpet'

In every house, there is a 'fetish' object that we wish to highlight. The key piece of our living room or our office should be perfectly illuminated and highlighted with a spotlight that illuminates it directly: a painting, a floor, a chair, etc.

7. Blend the contrasts

Whenever we have sharp contrasts, for example, the floor with two different styles (stone and metal). Walls of two colors or two materials. Spaces at two / three heights, we will use an illumination that diffuses those contrasts to make spaces much more fluid.

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