Every man furnishes his dwelling depending on their preferences. Someone who appreciates natural wood, others prefer metal and plastic. But regardless of your tastes there is an element without which it can not do any one apartment, namely the right lighting.
To choose good lighting is not as easy as it might seem at first glance. You have to understand that the correct placement of fixtures can make the room more or, on the contrary, «to eat» the third space.
The lighting elements can be installed not only in the form of standard lamps, but also as lamps in the most unusual places. For example, you can mount them in the ceiling or even the floor. Especially popular right now are lamps, built in wardrobes. But today we are not talking about them. The subject of the article will be highlighting paintings.
The picture in the hands of a skilled designer can give the interior a certain charm and uniqueness. Besides, why not make your room or apartment a real gallery? Because of pattern, first of all, carry a certain emotional message. The artist painting his canvas, puts him in the feelings.
Perhaps that is why when viewing pictures there is a certain charm. Near some of the paintings can stand for hours, looking at the strokes and delve deeper into your inner world of the artist. To feel all right, exactly as I wanted master need the right lighting.
You must take into account that the lamps for lighting of paintings can be arranged in different ways. Moreover, the lighting elements themselves differ significantly from each other. You probably don’t just have to notice that not all light bulbs produce the same light. Some emit warm, fluorescent lights, other cold, white glitter.
Choosing the right lighting for the picture will allow us not only to consider each stroke in detail, it will emphasize the main idea, making it more expressive. Therefore, the correct selection of lighting is very important and responsible occupation.
A huge role when choosing a place for a picture and the organization of proper illumination plays the overall geometry of the room. You must understand that the canvas of a master can deflect away from certain defects of the room, making them less noticeable. Naturally, most will help you with this backlight.
Let’s start with the simplest, namely the spatial orientation of the picture. It can be vertical and horizontal. The first option is the least preferred for rooms with low ceilings. The backlight in this case, it will only aggravate the deficiency, making the room less spacious.
There is one important rule at the location of the paintings, which it is desirable to adhere to. It is necessary that the bottom line of each leaf in the overall composition created a kind of horizon. The fact that the human eye is very sensitive to horizontal lines. Therefore, even a small discord can create significant discomfort.
Many designers try to move away from conventional concepts. Therefore, paintings are placed on shelves and even on the fireplace. This arrangement requires a special lighting. Preferably in this case, suitable bra. They will be able to blend in seamlessly with the interior and will not be beaten out from the General concept.
If you hang paintings and organize the illumination of particular importance is the purpose of the room. For example, bright fabric do not place in the bedroom. They carry a strong emotional message, so you may have trouble sleeping. Of course, this problem is easily solved by blinds, but the meaning of such delights under a big question.
Should not hang in the bedroom and paintings of historical events. Believe me, even with the most high-quality lighting «The battle of Waterloo» above the bed would look at least strange. It is quite another study. Here this theme more than suitable.
If you are unsure about a particular pattern, take a stand and see how the picture will look specifically at this location. Do not rush to install lighting.
This is probably one of the most important parameters when hanging paintings and choosing lighting. At first, each painting must be clearly visible. Just draw an imaginary line. It must pass through the center of the canvas.
When placing paintings and organize the illumination you need to consider the distance between the frames. There is another important point. The kitchen painting can be placed a little lower. This is done in order to make it look easy, sitting at the dining table. The same applies to dining room.
In some design concepts of fabric are placed directly on the floor. Naturally, in this embodiment, requires a very special light. A good option would be lamps at the sides.
Much attention should be paid to the ratio of art paintings and furniture. As mentioned above, even the cabinets can have its own lighting. Therefore making the backlight for your favorite art this nuance you need to consider.
It is not necessary to hang next to the cabinets to the ceiling. The fact that this element of the interior will take all the space and the attention of the guests. As a result, the picture will be invisible.
Very nice artistic paintings above fireplaces portal. Moreover, the fire burning from below gives a really unusual lighting. However, this does not mean that you need to forget about the ordinary bulbs or lamps. The latter will come here best.
To arrange a gallery with the proper lighting it is best to group all the paintings on one wall. There’s an old, but proven method that can make this concept truly harmonious. You need to hold an imaginary line from wall to wall, and place on it with equal spaces of the canvas. If necessary, you can use music stands.
When creating the composition and selection of the lighting you should be aware that all paintings are different. They have not only differing from each other in theme, but different dimensions.
Not surprisingly, many designers are looking for some common characteristics in all of the paintings, the result of their work was a classification by technique:
Another very effective method of grouping by color. It would be very effective if, say, you have a whole collection of black and white photographs. By the way, in this case, and the backlight will pick up a lot easier.
Group the pictures according to the technique (for example, watercolors or prints), colors (e.g., black-and-white photos), theme (prints with animals or still life).
Grouping options depend directly on the format of each painting. For example, if the canvases of the same size, it is best to use a symmetrical grid. All subjects with such compositions are hung in a line at regular intervals.
In the process of creating home furnishing and lighting many designers face this problem, as two paintings of different sizes. In this case, the large canvas is hung a little higher, a little below.
A huge role in the lighting plays a selection of lighting elements. Now often used these options:
- A regular incandescent light bulb. Its light pleasing to the eye. However, it greatly distorts the color. As a result of the picture with this lighting in the interior can not demonstrate their real colours. If you do not accept any other option, then you need to protect cloth special glass. The lighting elements are located at a distance of 20-50 cm.
- Halogen lamps are best suited when you need to illuminate the silkscreen.
- Luminescent elements are used most often when the lighting of the paintings. They Shine brightly enough, but their lifespan is measured in years.
- Led is the lighting elements of the last generation. They are not heated, and their service life can reach 8-10 years.
If you want to use in your interior wall, remember, you can insert all sorts of lighting elements.
As you can see, installation of lights, as well as placement of the pictures is no easy task. Now the best option is to use LEDs. They are not heated and thus give a great even light. Luminous flux can be as warm or cold, depending on the color rendering index.