In decorating the spaces of your home, light is a fundamental aspect. It goes beyond buying a functional and well-designed lamp. The amount of light in a room may differ from what you should have in a study area or living room. If you are going to read, you surely need a good irradiation of light at a specific point, compared to the light you use to decorate a corridor shortly after.
There are other aspects such as the direction you want to give the light that a lamp propagates. This can help you define if a space needs one lamp or more. With the following light elements in the decorative lamps, you will have the best use of these in the spaces of your home, so that they, too, are a very functional object from which you can get a lot of benefit.
Depending on the type of light, environments are created
Ambient or general lighting (ambient lighting)
It´s the light that is perceived in all the space that you are visualizing, a living room or dining room area. It can be artificial or also natural type, propagated by the rays of the sun that enter through an open window or door. It´s a strong and durable light, since it is the background of a space. It´s chosen in terms of the power needed to light a room, so you can choose a fairly powerful lamp in this case.
Spot or focal light (task lighting)
This type of light is irradiated at a specific point in order to fulfill a task or to give more light to a place that needs it because perhaps the ambient light is not enough. It´s a light that goes first for functionality and then for decoration. For example, it is what you need to read a book in a study area. There are table lamps that can give you this type of light for tasks such as sewing, reading, doing office work, among others, with modern and exclusive designs.
A combination of ambient and point light can give you accent light. A type of light that although it´s in the environment of a space, also seeks to highlight a specific object or area and that in fact, aims to be decorative. It´s that light that you use to highlight a particular piece, space or element.
Different types of bulbs for decorative lamps
This type of light is the warm type (yellow tone) produced by traditional bulbs. It makes use of the electric current that passes through a filament to produce the radiations that we perceive, being the type of light that produces more heat. Perfect to generate with the use of decorative lamps, warm environments.
This light emits invisible UV radiation through mercury filled tubes. They are those of spiral form that are bought for the home or those that are in tubes horizontally used in offices and establishments, being efficient in terms of energy expenditure.
Screens and light direction
So when choosing your decorative lamp, one of the aspects that you can take into account is the shape of the lampshade.
On the other hand, the wider the lower opening, which can be curved from the upper one, the more light projection you will have. If a screen is clear, it will also help the perception of space width.
The colors of the walls and furniture absorb light from the spaces
You can take into account for the environment you want to reflect in your spaces, that the light from a lamp contains rays of all colors and when light hits the wall surface, it will absorb most of the colored rays absorbing and reflecting the color of the wall; either blue or brown. This is why you see the light from places of the same color tone as the wall.
If, on the other hand, you have clear white walls, it is due to the absorption phenomenon that the space will appear larger and more illuminated. If you need more light, given the color of your furniture or walls, the ideal is to have more decorative lamps or more elements that generate light in your spaces.