Giving your rooms good design is not merely about the way
things look, feel or work. It's about the moods and emotions that it evokes. To
a large extent, lighting is the summation of the overall décor. So, to create
the right ambience with artificial lighting systems, the right combination of
beauty and utility or ease of use must be attained. Today, there are not just
different types of lighting sources, there but a wide range of styles of
fixtures are also available. Depending on the activities involved and the
aesthetic appeal of the space, one can arrive at an effective lighting solution
for the entire home.
The important factors to be taken into consideration before deciding on the
lighting for different rooms are:
For the living room, you might want to provide the right lighting ambience to
impress the guests, highlighting the tasteful collection of artifacts or the
painstakingly arranged furniture. That's not all, lighting should be
comfortable enough for people to chat or unwind.
In the hall, there should be enough lighting to enable the kids play or maybe
soft lighting to allow the family to enjoy the home theatre or music system.
For the kitchen, one needs a general lighting condition, which can help
cooking, vegetable cutting and other related activities. Sometimes, there is a
need to highlight the pantry and breakfast counter with varied intensity of
For bedroom, you might need lighting that creates a romantic mood or just
enough illumination to enable you to browse the net or slightly bright lighting
near the dressing to help you dress for a party.
Light fixtures are available in different styles, sizes, colours
and materials to cater for individual tastes. To add to the glamour many
imported ones - from leading European designers to cost-effective Chinese
fixtures - are now available in India. The fixtures are broadly classified as:
* Ceiling Fixtures: There are pendants, ceiling-mounted,
down lights and spotlights.
* Wall Fixtures: Comprises wall lights and spotlights.
* Table and Floor fixtures: There are table lamps, desk
lamps and floor lamps.