The diffusion of light is a problem on which we are many to floor. The Danes and especially the designers – like Louis Poulsen in the twentieth century – have made a specialty. Minimalist lighting, extra, felted … the ways to use and especially to control them sometimes appear as a real headache. Entrance, bedroom, kitchen or living room, here are some secondary lighting tracks to adopt according to your needs and desires.
Secondary lighting in the entrance
The entrance is a passage room. It is therefore not essential to install secondary lighting. But when you look at it, when you are lucky enough to have a few thoughtful square meters, they can be very useful in two specific cases:
you have set up a small bench so that children can get on easily before leaving the house.With a wall mounted fixture just above, they can do their laces in the blink of an eye. Another idea if you bet on a piece of furniture specially designed for this purpose: put a lamp directly on the upper part. The latter can also stay lit to welcome the late comeback with sweetness.
you could slip a cabinet or you simply have built-in storage cupboards in the room. A small internal lamp to light when searching for this scarf that would go perfectly with your outfit of the day becomes an ally of choice.
The secondary lighting in the living room
If there is one room in which we appreciate little having the main light on when you want to relax, this is the living room! In the latter, we compose the diffusion with several secondary points.The easiest is obviously the accumulation of classic candles (real or leds) in different sizes. On a side table, in front of or on the fireplace or on the sideboard, we appreciate the soft and flickering light that escapes.
Very trendy, the bracket or articulated bracket is installed to illuminate the place of the reader on the couch when he needs it. Just have a catch nearby and you’re done.
Auxiliary lighting in the kitchen
Once again very popular in the kitchen, the high glass units are even more beautiful (and practical!) when equipped with integrated LED lights. Did not choose this option during your purchase? Note that adhesive spots are just fine.
Finally, if you have chosen not to put high furniture (aesthetically or because your kitchen is attic) and you lack brightness at the worktop, opt for a bright credence. Smart, no?
The secondary lighting in the dining room
The dining room is not immune to secondary lighting to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere when guests are invited. If you do not have a ceiling light, set your sights on a pole lamp that will illuminate the table gracefully. Otherwise, you can also put on the sideboard or the dresser, a bulb-shaped auxiliary lamp on base that will give life to a nicely decorated little corner.
The secondary lighting in the bedroom
Create a subdued atmosphere in the bedroom, it’s a breeze! A light garland fixed at the headboard, slipped into a large glass jar or suspended vertically along the window, is within everyone’s reach.You can also bet on a pretty lantern placed at the foot of the bed or near the bedside table. Whether lit regularly or on rare occasions, it remains a beautiful piece of scenery anyway.
Secondary lighting in the bathroom
With the eye barely open when you jump out of bed, the bathroom is often the first room in which you turn on the light. Hard then to support that coming from the ceiling! To wake up gently, nothing like a few minor side lighting such as spots embedded in the alcoves or wall sconces along the mirror pleasant diffusion.
Secondary lighting in the baby’s room
At bedtime or sunrise, there is no question of lighting a too strong light in the baby’s eyes.Pretty and especially practical, the night lights (we love the models in the shape of a giant cloud) and garlands of felted balls are ideal near his bed.
Secondary lighting in the garden
Side lighting in the garden gives preference to nomadic lights. Our two favorites are, of course, the guingette wreaths hanging from the trees or along a ladder near the seating area or dinner table, and the naturally-finished lanterns that sneak here and there.