With a special focus on wall lamps, in this post we will guide you through which lamp you should choose for the different rooms of the home.
Lamps come in many different variants - pendant lamps, spots, floor lamps, table lamps, ceiling lamps and wall lamps. The different lamp types each have their own characteristics and strengths - they complement each other in different ways in the interior, it is therefore a particularly good idea to mix / combine the different lamp types.
The wall lamp is one of the more overlooked lamp types, there can be many reasons for this. One possibility could be the lamp's need for wall mounting and thus the need for space, or the fact that it is a difficult type of lamp to place in the home. In the past, the wall lamp was an essential part of the lighting: if you go all the way back to the medieval origins of this type of lamp, when the ancestors of the wall lamp, the "torches", were attached to the "wall", it was a particularly important source of light.
Today, the wall lamp is often chosen based on its design expression, where the lamp can be a work of art with its sculptural expression. Depending on the shape and design of the wall lamp, the light can either be direct or indirect (against the wall) and shine upwards or downwards.
In addition to adding an aesthetic expression to the interior, the wall lamp can also be used as functional lighting. For example, place a wall lamp in the reading corner - here the wall lamp will possibly be used as a functional reading lamp. If a wall lamp is placed by the desk instead of a table lamp (possibly to save table space), then the wall lamp is also functional work lighting. Work lighting is first and foremost about lighting a given "work task" so that the type of lamp providing it has a definite function instead of just being decorative.
The wall lamp is also a sure winner if art needs to be illuminated. A spot could also be an option, however the wall lamp has the property that it often creates more intimacy and coziness than, for example, a spot can add. Mirrors can also be flanked with one or more wall lamps. In addition, this type of lamp can be used to highlight architectural elements and create interesting highlights and shadow images depending on the location, the direction of the light and the inclusion of the room/architecture.
In general, the wall lamp can be used very differently depending on the room in which the lamp type is placed.
If wall lamps are used in the bathroom, they are often seen in the company of the bathroom mirror. They will most likely flank the bathroom mirror on either side, creating symmetry and visual balance. This placement of wall lighting also helps to create an even lighting that limit and evens out shadows - which is an advantage when, for example, makeup is applied or when the morning shave needs to be done. When choosing bathroom lighting, it is important to choose a lamp (regardless of design expression) with the correct IP classification, so you can ensure that the lamp can withstand hanging in a wet room where it is exposed to moisture.
The wall lamps are a classic choice as lighting in the bedroom, where they are often chosen as bedside lamps. Either a single lamp or, if you have a double bed, on either side of the bed, where symmetry creates a visual balance. The wall lamps can either be integrated into the wall, where the wires are milled into the wall, if the on/off button is mounted on the lamp. If, on the other hand, the on/off button is mounted on the cord, it may be advantageous to have the cord hanging free and hide it out of the way in another way.
Depending on the design and layout of the kitchen, different types of lamps may be the right choice. If you want to supplement any ceiling lamps and/or spots with a more direct and focused lighting of the tabletop, then the wall lamp may be the right choice. In the kitchen, the wall lamp can help create the right work lighting when cooking, baking, etc. If you have upper cabinets, spotlights can be advantageously placed below and give you proper work lighting on the kitchen table. No matter how your kitchen is decorated, there is lighting that can complement your needs.
Read more about lighting in the kitchen here.
The living room:
In the living room, the wall lamp can help to create "brightness" in the room, use wall lamps as reading lamps in the cozy reading nook. Pay attention to the position of the lamp in relation to glare.
Wall lamps can be particularly effective and useful in hallways and entrances. They can either shine upwards towards the ceiling and/or downwards on the floor area of the hallway or entrance hall.
We hope you have learned which lamp you should choose for the different rooms of the home. Read more about the lighting of corridors and hallways.