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Lighting and rules for its use in interior decoration

For the interior to be modern and luxurious, just as fashionable and beautiful as from the leading designers, the house should have multi-layered lighting. We offer to get acquainted with various types of lighting devices, including recessed lights, track systems, hanging lamps, and the rules for their use in the decor.

To achieve the perfect result, you can only know the secret that professionals use to achieve perfection of the interior.


Windows - the main source of light

It may seem to someone that windows should not be present in the review, but they sometimes dictate the rules for placing artificial lighting in the room. In addition, daylight is the ideal that designers seek to maximize or mimic using electric light. It should be understood that even in sunny weather one window is not enough as lighting, we must also think about the arrival of the dark time of day the room at any time of day will look perfect.

Recessed lights

Living room interior

About recessed luminaires think in the first place, if they want to add additional light sources or upgrade the interior. Several of these lamps are installed along the walls, since if the room is large, the light from the central chandelier does not fully reach these places. However, even a number of such lamps will not be enough.

Dining room interior

In addition to built-in models, it is necessary to include sconces, hanging lamps, lamps for illuminating paintings in the lighting scheme, and one cannot exclude windows on the entire wall from this scheme. The whole scheme consists of three levels, different categories of light sources, placed in different parts of the room. The light eliminates harsh shadows and adds elegance to the interior.

Track system

Kitchen interier

In the 90s, the attitude towards track systems was ambiguous, but later the specialists decided on the functional advantages of this type of lighting, especially in kitchens. Recessed luminaires shine vertically, from top to bottom, and not sufficiently illuminate the working surfaces, and luminaries of the track system can be directed in the right direction and get the desired result. Illumination of the lockers themselves also cope with this problem, and in combination with track systems you get easy and perfect lighting.

Hanging lamps

Dining room interior

Another important type of ceiling lighting are decorative hanging lamps or chandeliers. In the chandeliers, in most cases, there are several light bulbs (capable of creating the illusion of multi-level lighting). Suspended lamps are installed in darkened parts of the room, directly above the furniture elements or modern devices.

Interior with pendant lights

Light from hanging lamps can be directed downwards or upwards, or common, diffused. Suspended lamps with a downward light set over the dining tables or reading chair - they provide comfort and the illusion of privacy. Suspended lamps with upward and diffusing light illuminate the ceiling and the whole room as far as possible.

Wall pendant lights

Interior with wall pendant lights

Pendant lights can play the role of sconces, if they are installed against the walls, especially in the bedroom. We must not forget, if a person looks in the mirror while shaving or applying makeup, the light source should be directed at the person, not at the mirror. Several sources of light in the center of the room will make the room brighter.

Suspended ceiling

Interior with false ceiling

At first glance, it seems that installing fixtures on the same concrete ceiling is incredibly difficult, but a suspended ceiling will come to the rescue, on which you can install recessed fixtures, hanging lamps and even LED lighting. In this case, we obtain not only light sources, but also create an extraordinary and beautiful element of decor and interior.


Bathroom interior

Sconce there are a variety of forms and types - from highly artistic with ornaments to absolutely simple. In the wall lamp is often installed one light bulb. They are used, for example, to illuminate the face, and the arrangement of lamps in pairs on the walls creates a saloon atmosphere.



Instead of sconces or in addition to them, you can install a backlight, which will enhance the lighting in the dark sectors of the room. The backlight, mainly LED strips, is mounted in niches, along the borders of the cabinets or shelves, so that the light source itself is not visible.

Decorative lights

Decorative lights

Basically, lights are an element of street lighting, but they are also used for lighting in bathrooms - they give a soft diffused light and perfectly complement the ceiling chandeliers.

Table lamps and floor lamps

Living room interior

Floor lamps and table lamps differ mainly in size and location, but both types of lamps are additional sources of light in the place where they are located - on the table, in the corner, in the center of the room. The floor lamp is installed opposite the window, as its function is to compensate for the lack of daylight in the evening. In addition, the light from the floor lamp complements the overhead light.

Linear LED spotlights

Illumination of paintings and walls

Linear LED spotlights are installed on the walls, and they perform a decorative role, for example, it can be a highlight of a brickwork fragment, a work of art or a texture coating. Lighting such objects, you can complement the decor with a game of light and shadows, and the room will become much brighter.



If the room has a beautiful and shaped ceiling, then a vertical light directed upwards will attract attention to it and will be reflected downwards. These lamps are perfectly combined with linear LED spotlights. The result will be an unusual addition to the architectural features of the room. If you set the vertical light upward on the floor along the walls, you get a modern decor and interior. However, it is necessary to recognize that recessed lights and vertical light look minimalist and modern, as in the art gallery.