Choose the right wall lights for your space

2019/02/11 01:00:50 PM / By David Ellis

There are many, often overlooked, factors to consider before choosing wall lights for your home. Firstly, ask yourself: What is the purpose of the lights? Wall lights can be functional, decorative or both, but it is always a good idea to keep the function of the lights in mind before simply choosing them.

If you are aiming to provide light for a hallway or living space, then consider ambient lighting. In this scenario, we recommend translucent lamps which diffuses light so that it creates a cozy, almost hazy atmosphere. On the other hand, if you need lighting for a specific task or job in work areas like the kitchen or in the home office, wall sconces with a direct spotlight effect might be best.

Choose wall lights according to the room’s style

Make sure the wall lights don't look out of place with the style or decor of the rest of the room, because wall lights are part of the decoration as well and they should blend in thematically with every other element in the room and create a sense of harmony.

How much light do you need in the room?

Considering all the other light sources in the room, how bright do you need the lights to be? For example, in a dining area: How many wall lights are needed so that you can see your food yet still maintain an intimate atmosphere? Using a variety of different light installations is a clever design tip suggested by many successful interior designers. This is because it gives you plenty of options for having less or more light as the situation calls for it in order to create just the right mood for the occasion. Also excellent for this would be lights that are dimmable.

Pair up wall lights to make it brighter

Wall lights can be paired in many ways to create more symmetry and cohesiveness in the design of the room. For example pairing light on either side of a piece of art or between two framed pictures, bringing attention to the focal wall in the bedroom at the head of the bed. Keep in mind that the further you place the wall lights apart, the less intense the brightness will be.

Use multiple wall lights to brighten up a corridor

This is an excellent idea for dark, long or narrow corridors. It's best to use the same kind of wall lights in a row to create a more balanced outcome. Be very sensitive to the spacing of these lights as it should be kept even. The recommended space in between the lights is 30 to 300 cm depending on the intensity of the lights in question.

Use wall lights instead of bedside lamps

Create a wholesome design by matching the wall lights with the other lights in the room. This way, the room will look more balanced and harmonious.

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