Light planning in the living area, room by room

The living room lighting as part of the interior design reflects the function and the feeling of the rooms. Tastes and preferences in combination with today's technology are constantly changing lighting design. The trick is to create a light choreography that is compatible with the users. When a designer achieves this, it is possible to create comfortable and safe living spaces.

When it comes to lighting a living space, every room has its own lighting concept. Regardless of whether it is a question of improving the existing lighting concept or creating a new lighting design for a completely new house, each room should be treated individually.

Lighting design

Who creates the lighting plan?

A lighting plan should be designed with the architect, lighting and electrical designer after assessing the use, dimensions and natural light levels in each space.

How do you create a lighting plan?

For each room, the planning team has to ask the following questions and then make decisions about the lighting system and its characteristics, such as: lighting level, characteristics of the light source, types of installation of the luminaires, IP tariffs, efficiency, energy saving.

  • What is the purpose of the room?
  • Are there any particular architectural details, works of art or pieces of furniture that should be highlighted?
  • Who uses the space? Age, preferences, lifestyle
  • Does natural light penetrate the room? When, how much and from which direction?
  • At what time is the room used?
  • What is the furnishing style? Furnishing style, colors, textures
  • What are the standards and building regulations?
  • Is a light generating system required?

Guide for lighting design in each room

There are three main lighting levels that can be used separately or in combination in different rooms,

  • Ambient lighting, general lighting that illuminates a room as a whole
  • Functional lighting, targeted light for a limited task area
  • Accent or mood lighting that highlights objects, architectural details, or artwork
lighting concept

    Lighting of living and dining rooms

    Living spaces are the spaces that people use for various activities, such as social gatherings, relaxation and entertainment. Flexible and diverse lighting solutions should be used here. A central pendant luminaire is no longer sufficient for a living room.
    For different moods we can use different solutions;

    • Downlights or a chandelier for general lighting
    • Recessed or mounting rail lights or wallwashers for works of art and object lighting
    • Hidden lights behind the cabinets
    • Table or floor lamps for reading or for a task
    • Wall chandelier to support general lighting or just for decoration
    • Floor lamps for wall or column lighting

    (2700k is recommended)

    Lighting in the bedroom

    Lighting in the bedroom

    The lighting should ensure a calm and relaxed lighting atmosphere in the bedroom. In contrast, higher illuminance levels are required for the dressing and make-up areas. Soft basic lighting can be supplemented by table and floor lamps, reading lamps and accent lighting to emphasize the head of the bed in style.

    (2700k is recommended)

    lighting in the bathroom

    • Downlights and background light for general lighting,
    • Task lights for makeup or a lighted mirror
    • IP protection class lights in the bathtub or shower

    (3000-4000K is recommended)

    Kitchen lighting

    Lighting in the kitchen

    A kitchen is always the heart of a house. It's a place to socialize and work, from reading the morning paper to cooking, eating or just chatting. It is very important to support general lighting with a variety of work lights, such as: pedestal lights.

    (3000-4000K is recommended)

    Lighting of corridors and stairwells

    Proper lighting helps make the entrance to an apartment welcoming. For this purpose, downlights, concealed LED strips and power rails can be installed in an entrance hall and in corridors.

    The lighting in the stairwell must above all ensure safety, while the wall or ceiling lights provide an eye-catching decoration.
    (2700K is recommended)

    Concluding Remarks

    As we keep emphasizing, every project, especially a lighting project for a house, should be unique. We have to consider general acceptance and standards, but the goal is always to develop a lighting design based on the characteristics and wishes of the users.

    If you consider that lighting is not only an element to see our surroundings, but also to enrich the architectural appearance of the apartment and to create different moods, sometimes we only need to use lighting for its decorative effect.

    Using as flexible and controllable a system as possible is very beneficial to achieve the right lighting for both aesthetic and functional purposes.


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