There is no hard fast rules in regards to location of particular types of lighting fixtures. Professionals can only recommend to follow certain general rules of home lighting design. For instant, in the hallways, walkways and other parts of the home where is a consistent need of lighting, it is the best to use a lighting fixtures that will provide a general lighting (ceiling lighting fixtures, chandeliers).
Home entrance lighting. The entry is the first room encountered when arriving, and the last when departing. The correct lighting makes it as beautiful as the rest of your home. Let your entry set the mood for what’s to be found deeper within your home. Use lighting to accent your favorite pieces of art, visually expand the entry space, lead the eye, and make your guests feel at home.
Living room lighting. The living room is a gathering place for family and friends that has to accommodate groups of people with warmth, comfort and style. Your lighting can help. In the living room along with lighting fixtures for general lighting also use lighting fixtures that provide a functional and localized for a particular activity lighting (table lamps, floor lamps). Usually functional lighting fixtures are located where they are needed – near sofa tables, armchairs etc.
Bedroom lighting is not just for sleeping, this more private rooms need flexible lighting that can change from functional to romantic to suit the need and mood of the moment. For bedroom choose lighting that works, both technically and aesthetically, with decorative style of your bedroom. Bedrooms that are designed in the traditional styles need gentle lighting to preserve their mood. In the bedroom use lighting fixtures that produce a reflective soft lighting. Near the bed on the bed side table is a great place for a lamp with low wattage light bulb. Lighting fixtures with the “color corrected” lamps to obtain the best color distribution are needed near the mirror above dressing table in the bedroom.
Kitchen lighting. The kitchen is a very special room in the home. Today’s kitchens are both – a work space and a room for casual entertainment, the kitchen must change its mood suit the moment and should have lighting for every mood. For the kitchen is recommended a combination of general lighting and task lighting. It is very important that working zones (places where food are prepared, or for dish washing) have separate lighting fixtures that provide plenty of light that highlights the work area. Moreover in the kitchens commonly installed small lighting fixtures inside the cabinets, shelves and other furniture to provide extra lighting for functional purposes as well as esthetics.
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