lighting in interior decoration

Last month, I wrote an article about golden lights to create a feminine and elegant atmosphere. This time, I stay on the theme of lighting, but we change the mood and move on to a more natural and authentic atmosphere. We will therefore focus on natural materials and more precisely on rattan. While preparing this article, I just learned that the word "rattan" is a distortion of a Malaysian word. I am currently in Malaysia - for a few more days. (The world is well made!)

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As for the gold-colored luminaries, there is quite a lot to say about it. Lighting fixtures, remember, it is one of the ways to finalize your interior decoration. The last little touch in the decoration work. Rattan can take various forms in your interior. Here I am talking about lighting fixtures, I have already had the opportunity to talk to you about rattan and cane furniture. (I put the link at the bottom of the article).


Let's start from a practical point of view first, rattan is most commonly found in the form of weave. It's very pretty, but in a room like the kitchen, which is a place where fat settles everywhere even when you have a hood, the weave doesn't allow an easy and quick cleaning. From a technical point of view, rattan is not very friendly with humidity. There is a risk of deformation when rattan dries. So wet rooms such as the bathroom are also forgotten. Well, here it's a question of lighting, but if you have rattan garden furniture for example, it is strongly recommended to put it under cover when it rains for the same reason. In addition to these constraints that must be taken into account, you can find rattan lights everywhere else in the house: In the living room, in the dining room or in the entrance in the form of a lamp to be placed on a console. Visually rattan is quite light, practical to decorate small spaces.

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Bamboo light fixture - La Redoute

Lighting, a way to play with light

Lighting is often the poor relation of interior design. Wrongly so, because this element is of aesthetic interest for your future design. Spotlight.

What's at stake?

BulbsLight is one of the components that give rhythm to human life: day is reserved for activities and night for sleep. Light brings us the energy to free us from chronobiology. Especially since most of our daily activities are visual and require good brightness and visual acuity. It also plays a major role in making our travels safer. It also influences the mood and psychological state of each of us.

In recent years, the debauchery of lighting has ceased and we are seeking to better control our energy consumption and environmental impact. If you would like to know more about this subject, you will find a comparison of the different electricity contracts at this address: .

Efforts to limit our footprint focus on recycling light bulbs. Gradually, incandescent bulbs and old neon lights are being removed from sale. They are being replaced by energy-saving light bulbs, such as compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs. Halogens use a dimmer switch for dimmable and more economical lighting.

What types of lamps should I choose?

First of all, if you are moving in, make sure you have electricity when you arrive. You won't find any use for the world's most beautiful lights if you forget to open the meter. To learn more about getting electricity, you can read this article.

When it comes to decorating, the destination of the room influences the intensity of the lighting and the type of light fixtures used.

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Chandeliers, ceiling pendants and vertical floor lamps are intended to bring light into living rooms and should be proportional to their size. Table lamps (table lamps or bedside lamps) bring diffused light into the living room, dining room and bedrooms, relaxation rooms. Energy-saving spotlights are suitable for rooms requiring strong light, above kitchen worktops and bathroom basins or offices. They must be specially designed to avoid accidents (electrocution).

Wall lights must be screeded to avoid glare, otherwise equip them with opaque lamps.

Light paths and light strings are also a possible decorative element on walls and door frames.


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