With the arrival of spring it becomes lighter not only in the streets, but also in houses. Even interior window washing helps to “come out of the shadow”. But what to do if the windows in the apartment are small or look to the dark side? How to “force” the sun to shine always and everywhere?
Here are some useful tips that can help make any room brighter.
One of the best ways to get rid of the darkness is to let as much natural sunlight into the apartment as possible. For this even a small window will fit. There is no need to cover it with heavy draperies. Light tulle without pleats, organza or silk curtains will make the room lighter. And at night you can put down the blinds or shutters.
In recent years “French” windows have become very popular. Window from floor to ceiling is becoming common not only in trendy offices. That’s because such kind of windows improve mood in a light room, and it seems more spacious.
It happens that even in the apartment with a large window it is still dark. In such cases artificial light comes to help. Designers’ point of view on a big chandelier in the middle of the ceiling is constantly changing: once it is considered to be an obsolete solution, then it becomes trendy again. But surely it is not enough for room lighting.
If designer’s idea or your taste does not imply an abundance of light elements, and you want dark cherry solidity or oak classics, consider placing lamps. At the same time there will be room zoning. For example, if the living room is a sample of English style, but there is not enough space for the full realization of the idea, in this case it is better to give up the idea of placing a lamp, make a multilevel ceiling and insert lamps into it.
However, chandeliers may in any case be used. Some asymmetry is useful for the room since it enlivens the atmosphere. A section or helves in original form occupy an entire wall. On the upper edge lamp placers can be put that will complement the chandelier and the built-in shelves LED or neon lamps will help get another piece of space.
By the way, both options of ceiling lighting – using LED strips or neon lamps consume minimum power. The scope of use if these two types of ceiling lighting varies. LEDs provide smooth warm light, pleasing to the eye, so they can be used as the main lighting in the interior. LED backlighting can be arranged in any place of the apartment or the house, even in the kitchen or in the bathroom, because it is one of the safest and unpretentious lighting elements, which is steam or water resistant. Neon lamps are more suitable for an interim efficient lighting during holidays, romantic evenings, or for adding a shade to the general lighting as saturated neon light with constant effect can bore.
Move of the knight
The arrangement of furniture also plays a great role in lighting design. Whether it will be only of applied nature or will become part of a constructive solution of the space, will serve as a means of zoning or will be pressed against walls, will weight room geometry or give airiness to the room – all this must be considered when planning lighting in small standard apartments.
Initially, the lack of space forced designers to create the most incredible furniture designs to make the room not only beautiful, but also convenient. The improvement of technical solutions to some of the furniture has led to the fact that almost none of the modern projects goes without new types of furniture. It is worth paying attention to cabinets with increased capacity with standpipe rods, drawers or shelves. Another example of a successful solution form are radius cabinets that save exterior space of the room.