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Secondary lighting, how to choose and install it?

Secondary lighting, how to choose and install it?
Secondary lighting in the entrance

The diffusion of light is a problem on which we are many to the floor. So the Danes and especially the designers – like Louis Poulsen in the twentieth century – have made a specialty. Minimalist lighting, extra, felted … the ways to use and especially to control them sometimes appear as a real headache. So, entrance, bedroom, kitchen, or living room, here are some secondary lighting tracks to adapt according to your needs and desires.

Secondary lighting in the entrance

The entrance is a passage room. It is, therefore, optional to install secondary lighting. But when you look at it, when you are lucky enough to have a few thoughtful square meters, they can be very useful in two specific cases:

You have set up a small bench so children can get on easily before leaving the house. Then, with a wall-mounted fixture just above, they can do their laces in the blink of an eye. Another idea if you bet on a piece of furniture specially designed for this purpose: put a lamp directly on the upper part. The latter can also stay lit to welcome the late comeback with sweetness.

You could slip a cabinet or have built-in storage cupboards in the room. When searching for this scarf that would go perfectly with your outfit of the day, a small internal lamp to light becomes an ally of choice. 

The secondary lighting in the living room

If there is one room in which we appreciate little having the main light on when you want to relax, this is the living room! In the latter, we compose the diffusion with several secondary points. The easiest is the accumulation of classic candles (real or LEDs) in different sizes. We appreciate the soft and flickering light that escapes on a side table, in front of or on the fireplace, or on the sideboard.

Very trendy, the bracket or articulated bracket is installed to illuminate the reader’s place on the couch when he needs it. Just have a catch nearby, and you’re done.

Auxiliary lighting in the kitchen

Once again very popular in the kitchen, the high glass units are even more beautiful (and practical!) when equipped with integrated LED lights. Did you not choose this option during your purchase? Note that adhesive spots are just fine.

Finally, opt for bright faith if you have chosen not to put high furniture (aesthetically or because your kitchen is attic) and you lack brightness at the worktop. Smart, no? 

The secondary lighting in the dining room

The dining room is not immune to secondary lighting to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere when guests are invited. Suppose you do not have a ceiling light; set your sights on a pole lamp that will illuminate the table gracefully. Otherwise, you can also put a bulb-shaped auxiliary lamp on the sideboard or the dresser on the base that will give life to a nicely decorated little corner.

The secondary lighting in the bedroom

Create a subdued atmosphere in the bedroom; it’s a breeze! A light garland fixed at the headboard, slipped into a large glass jar or suspended vertically along the window, is within everyone’s reach. You can also bet on a pretty lantern at the foot of the bed or near the bedside table. It remains a beautiful piece of scenery, whether lit regularly or on rare occasions.

Secondary lighting in the bathroom

With the eye barely open when you jump out of bed, the bathroom is often the first room in which you turn on the light. Hard then to support that coming from the ceiling! To wake up gently, nothing like minor side lightings such as spots embedded in the nooks or wall sconces along the mirror pleasant diffusion.

Secondary lighting in the baby’s room

At bedtime or sunrise, there is no question of lighting a too-strong light in the baby’s eyes. Pretty and especially practical, the night lights (we love the models in the shape of a giant cloud) and garlands of felted balls are ideal near his bed.

Secondary lighting in the garden

Side lighting in the garden gives preference to nomadic lights. Our two favorites are the guinguette wreaths hanging from the trees or along a ladder near the seating area or dinner table and the naturally-finished lanterns that sneak here and there.


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