Modern housing design is presented by various novelties, among which minimalism prevails - this style is characterized by a strict interior using glass and metal. However, everyone dreams of a home filled with comfort and warmth.
Recently, many people prefer a rustic style, the main finishing material for which is wood, as well as leather and natural stones.
Today, wooden houses are popular, as they not only look very interesting, but are also great for families. In addition, such houses help a person to take a break from the daily hustle and bustle, immersing the tired mind in the natural world. Of course, you need to take care of the lighting as well.
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So that "natural" housing does not look like a poor village hut with low ceilings, it is necessary to take into account many nuances in its design, among which a very important role is played choice of style, interior details and furniture. Lighting in a wooden house also deserves special attention. Before installing the lighting fixtures, it is worthwhile to pre-conduct the wiring, and only then it will be possible to select lighting elements that harmoniously fit the general appearance of the rooms. These can be ceramic lampshades, lamps decorated with fabrics, horizontal or vertical bus systems, built-in lamps.
Wooden dwellings are characterized by a "warm" atmosphere, but (unlike other finishing materials) wood tends to absorb light.
In wooden housing, this important feature must be taken into account: the lighting system should be prepared correctly. Illiterate placement of lamps in such houses can lead to dusk and cold in the room, and this will deprive the room of comfort and warmth. If there are large-sized windows in wooden dwellings, then the rooms will be light during the day, but with the arrival of evening and night, there will be not enough light, so the owners need to think over all the options for good artificial lighting.
As a rule, in houses with beams, a common lighting system is installed and additional areas of the rooms are equipped with spotlights. In the kitchen, this can be the sink and cutting table area, and in the living room it can be a coffee table. The illumination from lamps on the veranda and on the steps of the stairs looks beautiful. Various types of lamps are used to illuminate wooden rooms.
The only thing that is not recommended for mounting is devices with halogen lamps, since they are characterized by high heating, which is contrary to fire safety rules.
To emphasize favorably the "wooden" interior, spotlights are selected. They are easy to operate, easy to turn and create beautiful light accents. For houses with low ceilings, the right solution would be to install chandeliers that diffuse the light. In the case when a wooden log house is not only used as a country cottage, but also plays the role of full-fledged housing, the issue of lighting is considered very important. This primarily concerns electrical safety. The wire that is in the house must be additionally protected with a special material, and the walls and ceilings of the rooms should be treated with fire retardants that are resistant to fire.
Lighting in different rooms
The installation of lighting fixtures in a wood house depends on the purpose of the room, its size and the number of windows in the room.The number and type of light sources, as a rule, are selected taking into account the area of the room.
Therefore, for each room there are certain rules for installing lamps, namely:
Hallway. This room requires a lot of lighting, since there is a mirror here, and all family members put on clothes in the hallway before leaving the house. To always have light here, you need to use pendant lamps as the main source of illumination, as well as additionally mount special shades for lamps under the ceiling
A sconce, which should be hung at head level, on either side of the mirror, is also a good option for this room. This will reflect the light from the sconce in the mirror, resulting in excellent lighting.
Kitchen. The wooden kitchen deserves special attention. In it, you need to correctly highlight all zones, from the desktop, stove and ending with the dining table. If the kitchen is light, then it will be convenient to cook there. In this room, it is recommended to use not only the main lamps, but also dividing lamps that separate the dining and working areas with light. At the same time, it is best to select fluorescent lamps for the place where food is prepared, and in the dining area, lighting should be organized using ordinary lamps - they will help create a pleasant atmosphere
- Bedroom. In the bedrooms, traditional chandeliers are mounted from wood and supplemented with floor lamps. At the same time, the light in such rooms must be properly regulated, since additional sources of lighting in wooden rooms can cause discomfort. For this reason, the lighting in the bedrooms is made diffused, it will not interfere with rest and help to relax. For comfortable reading of books in the room, you can additionally install lamps on the bedside tables.
- Children's room. A chandelier is chosen for this room, and table lamps are used to illuminate the study area. The children's room should be bright and well lit. To prevent wooden walls from creating shadows at night, it is better to choose matte bulbs for such a room. They will give the room a soft light.
In modern nurseries, control lamps are also used, it is easy to select and set the power in them. When resting, select a low light setting for a relaxing atmosphere, while a lighter setting is suitable for homework and reading books.
During the installation of the lighting system in wooden housing, you also need to worry about the correct position of the electrical wiring, which can be internal (hidden) and open. At the same time, according to modern standards of operation in wooden houses, it is recommended to use exclusively open wiring.
However, they do not fit into the overall interior of the rooms, so many people still prefer internal wiring. Hidden electrical systems are difficult to install, in addition, a special plan is needed, a project is needed.
They are usually installed at the initial stage of building a house. Additionally, the electrical wires of such systems are insulated with metal pipes. Of course, hidden wiring looks good, but it also has a number of inconveniences. This concerns troubleshooting. Replacing hidden wiring is difficult and inconvenient.
All the features of an electrician in a wooden house, see below.