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Lighting for your living room
A living room has several different functions, each one calling for a different lighting solution. It’s a good idea to fit your living room with several lamps that can be switched on as needed and that can be dimmed. Combine functional reading lights with tea lights. You can suspend pendant lamps over your coffee table, but you can also cluster them beside your couch. This will allow you to suspend your pendant lamps lower and create an unobstructed view.
Make sure you position lamps in the corners of your living room: this creates a cosy atmosphere and prevent gloomy dark areas. Invest in quality light sources with a high light quality.
Lighting for your dining room
Lighting in your dining room must ensure enough light for you to be able to see and enjoy the food you’re eating. It must also be adequate enough for you to be able to do handwork, work at a computer, play board games etc. At the same time, bear in mind that the lighting in your living room can create a pleasant atmosphere when you have people over for dinner.
Suspend pendant lamps over the table so the entire table area is illuminated. Depending on your needs and wishes, you can suspend a single large pendant lamp or several small ones.
In the Nordic countries, the standard recommended height for pendant lamps is 60-65 cm above the table. This prevent glare and ensures an unobstructed view. Metal pendant lamps with a direct light focus attention on the dining table, whereas glass lamps with a diffuse light illuminate the entire living room. Fit your pendant lamps with a dimmer device if you want to be able to adjust light intensity. Make high light quality a priority and pay a little extra for your light source.
Create a cosy atmosphere in your living room using several small light islands along the walls or in the corners.
Please click here if you need guidance on how to suspend pendant lamps over your dining table and on how many you should buy.
Lighting for your kitchen
Being the most important work area in a home, the kitchen places great demands on lighting. Make sure your light sources have an adequate colour reproduction rating (Ra), so you can see the colours of the food you’re preparing. Suspend several lamps so the light is dispersed evenly and so that it covers the preparation and cooking areas. Wall lamps can be combined with pendant lamps with good effect.
Invest in light sources with a quality colour reproduction: they will make your food look more appetizing.
Lighting for your bedroom
Good room and bed lighting is essential for bedrooms. You could, for example, combine a pendant lamp with diffuse light (e.g. Caravaggio Opal, Atomheart or Lullaby) with wall lamps with direct light (e.g. Caravaggio or Radon). Make sure your wall lamps can be adjusted for reading, if required.
Regardless of whether your reading light is supplied by a floor, table or wall lamp, always make sure the light doesn’t land directly on what you’re reading. You can create a shadow contrast by arranging the light to fall diagonally across your book. This can be used to great effect if the lamp head is adjustable, so that the light can be adjusted to different people and sitting positions.