Lights Point at Home: Lamp Type and Location
Good lighting in the home is essential: during the daytime artificial light can compensate for poor natural lighting or be useful for activities that need a lot of light, while in the evening it will replace natural light and create new atmospheres.
Let’s find out what light points are, how and where to place them in rooms and which lamps are best suited to achieve the desired effect.
Architecture is the skilful, rigorous and magnificent play of volumes under light.
What Are Light Points
A “lighting point” is defined as an area of the house where a light fitting is placed, which can be a pendant lamp, a spotlight, a floor lamp or any other type of lamp.
The organisation of light points is an activity closely linked to the rooms and to the positioning of the furnishings inside them. It is therefore of fundamental importance to have a clear idea of how you want to furnish your home before making any decision regarding light points and their positioning: following the basic rule of “no dark areas” and having the layout and needs well in mind, it will therefore be easier to effectively choose the number and type of lamps to use in each context.
After having fully understood the different characteristics of daytime and evening lighting and having identified the number of light points required, it is in fact of fundamental importance to choose the correct lamp to be positioned and the type of light it creates: a lamp with diffused light can be perfect for the living area and not very effective elsewhere, while a lamp with focused light can be used in environments where perfect lighting is needed but be annoying when you just want to relax.
Type of Lamps
Suspension lamps are undoubtedly the most striking and are often used as the main lighting point in the living area and bedroom, occasionally flanked by other lamps such as wall lamps or floor lamps to ensure there are no dark areas or to create different atmospheres characterised by less bright lighting.
The size of the room depends on the number of pendant lamps needed for correct lighting, the size of the lamp and the correct height at which to hang it: in a small room, for example, a chandelier that is too large would be aesthetically unpleasant; if positioned at the wrong height, it could hit the eyes directly, thus causing discomfort.
In the photo our Oval pendant lamp.
Wall lamps are increasingly used for lighting the home, as they are both functional for lighting dark areas of the room and important from an aesthetic point of view thanks to the play of shadows and light they can create.
From the point of view of functionality, wall lights are often used in those rooms that are difficult to light in other ways: rooms with low ceilings, attics, corridors.
As far as the aesthetic factor is concerned, it should be stressed that wall lamps are now used even when the lighting they provide is not necessary: the play of light and the relaxed atmosphere created by softening shapes and colours are important.
Pictured is our Igor wall lamp.
Table lamps are valuable allies in creating a balanced distribution of light points: they are able to animate and embellish the space creating precious bright corners and enhancing everything around them.
Direct light lamps are ideal for creating reading corners in the living area, for example, while indirect light lamps, if used as bedside lamps, can be a precious help to relax before sleeping.
Our advice is not to limit yourself in the arrangement of table lamps, but to create multiple corners, even with different light intensities, to make interiors lively and welcoming.
In the photo our Organic table lamp.
The main characteristic of floor lamps is their versatility: as they are easy to install and position, they lend themselves perfectly to being used to illuminate dark areas of the house as well as being moved around to experiment and play with visual and aesthetic effects that are always different and original.
Like wall lamps, floor lamps combine functionality with aesthetics. If they are placed next to a sofa, for example, they can become a very useful light point to create a reading corner, while if they are used as mood lighting they can create enchanting and soft plays of light, underlining and enhancing the furniture elements next to which they are placed.
In the photo our Riga floor lamp.