It is hardly possible to imagine a cozy house or apartment without lighting, because it is always necessary: day and night.… But you can't just take and screw the bulbs into the lamps, because the backlight also needs to be correctly selected and successfully combined with the style of the room, as well as the entire interior. Further, you will learn in more detail about lamps in a variety of style solutions, about popular models and, of course, how to choose the right lighting device for your home.
Today, the lighting market offers a wide variety of options for lamps, lamps, chandeliers, sconces and much more that people are actively using not only as lighting in the house, but also as decor. In general, the huge variety is a big plus, but if you look from the other side, it makes the choice a little difficult, because you want to buy everything at once. Sometimes the eyes just run up, and the choice becomes very difficult, because making good lighting is not the easiest thing.
This is not to say that some of the styles will be the most popular, and some will be the least relevant. All of them, one way or another, are used in the modern world. Many experts divide the styles of lamps into two main ones, which include classic and modern, including their so-called substyles. Next, you will find out why such a parallel is drawn, and also get acquainted with the main and at the same time popular substyles of lamps that are relevant today.
Of course, such a line of separation is conditional, but with it it is much easier to understand the various models of lighting devices, and also decide which of them will most successfully fit into a particular interior.
The classic direction in the creation of light never goes out of fashion, it is considered universal and relevant… This style has been created for all time. In a nutshell, lamps, chandeliers and other lighting devices of this style are distinguished by their massiveness, luxury, sophistication, simplicity, clarity and even graceful lines and their designs. Most often, a variety of materials are used to create lighting devices of this type; they can be very expensive and budgetary. Various crystals, crystal, decorative glass, various metals and much more can be used here, which brings the classic lamp closer to the ideal decorative and lighting solution in the interior.
This style is characterized by the clarity and smoothness of the lines, as well as their accuracy and symmetry. Such lighting fixtures are primarily aimed at lighting, and not at luxurious decor, although they are often decorated very expensively. Chandeliers, lamps and sconces of this type are not made very variegated and stand out, they are moderately decorated with decorative stucco molding, and the craftsmen are not zealous with gilding, bronze and silver.
With all this moderation, classic lamps are very often made from expensive, but safe materials. Bronze, brass, silver and various iron - all are used to create amazing lighting devices of unusual shapes. Goes, but in moderation. There can be lace curls, and leaves, and metal flowers. Sometimes wood is also used. Plafonds are decorated with soft textiles, such as organza, leather and even silk.
Crystals, pebbles, porcelain, crystal, glass and much more are used as additional decorations; in the modern world, the list of decorations has become much wider than before.
Lamps of this type can easily organize a palace atmosphere even in small apartments, although it is best to give preference to larger areas. The name itself speaks for itself. Baroque assumes lush, bright, massive and luxurious chandeliers and lamps that will not leave anyone unattended. Such lighting fixtures are often decorated with crystal. Chandeliers can generally be found multi-tiered, which can only be placed on high ceilings.
Heavy constructions with a lot of details are suitable exclusively for the lush style of the room, otherwise such lamps will feel too lonely.
Lighting fixtures of this style are called nothing other than pretentious luxury with classics. The plafonds of such lamps are correct, one might say, graceful. Military motives are often used as decoration, for example, bay leaves or eagles. Base metal - bronze or gilding… Crystal pendants are used as additional decorations.
The clarity of proportions and lines, their grace, notes of minimalism along with luxurious decor - all this is about neoclassical lamps. This style combines the motives of the classics, antiquity and something from the Renaissance at the same time. This combination looks very unusual and has not gone out of fashion for many years. And it is unlikely to come out. In such lamps, one can clearly see the transition from splendor and luxury to something more calm.
Chandeliers of this style can be described as restrained, but at the same time attractive, because it is simply impossible not to pay attention to them. In such lighting fixtures, craftsmen skillfully combine the clarity of lines with unusual curls and metallic laces, ornaments are often present. There is nothing pompous in such lighting devices, but the chic, style and brilliance are immediately visible. To date, there are quite a few chandeliers, sconces and many other elements for lighting in this style, and they can cost a decent amount, since expensive metals and jewelry are most often used to create them. For example, Murano glass, crystal and porcelain can be used here.
Strict lines, calm shades and tones, as well as many possibilities: from the presence of a timer and adjusting the saturation of light to auto-off. These characteristics, of course, are not a complete list of what distinguishes modern styles of lighting fixtures. We can safely say that such models are a new and more advanced level in lighting, which is considered the most relevant in the 21st century.
It is impossible to say for sure who most of all loves such styles of lamps, because they are purchased both for city apartments and for private suburban estates.
Luminaires of this style are very easy to identify by their smooth and even, and sometimes mirrored, surfaces. There will be nothing superfluous in them, only neat forms, a minimum of decorations, and often their complete absence and maximum attention to the clarity of the lines. To create lamps and chandeliers in the style of minimalism, wood, a variety of metals, plastic and various glass can be used, the most popular is matte.
The Scandinavian style is considered universal, because it combines the simplicity of details - minimalism and notes of anything natural. The main shades for lamps of this style are: light, whitish, sandy and amber. In another way, this style is called the style of the cold sea, since cold shades prevail in it.Even interiors of this style are made using such shades, and chandeliers and lamps become their excellent complement, which will not only show off as a decor, but also illuminate the room.
Lamps of this style will not be to everyone's taste. These are typical representatives of industrial. After all, they are suitable only for those whose interior is made in a similar style. Loft models of lighting fixtures can seem sloppy, like they've gone through years. Some lamps of this type will look like street lamps, but they will also have a touch of something trendy and modern. Also do not forget to look out for rustic lamps, which can be an excellent addition to a loft-style home.
The style of Britain will help make up for the lack of coziness and brevity in the interior of the room. Lamps made in the English style look very elegant, their lampshades are most often made of fabric. Such models can be purchased at a very favorable price, but models with the use of hand-made metals will cost much more.
American-style lamps and chandeliers combine minimalism, laconic detail and, of course, complete safety. We can safely say that environmental friendliness is in the foreground here.… As for the models of lamps themselves, they can be made of bronze, and parchment and various decorative ornaments can be used as textiles for the lampshade. Chandeliers of this style are perfect for a room with low ceilings.
Models of such lamps in a rustic style will appeal to those who like to relax in the country. Or they are suitable if the interior of the house is made directly in the "country" style. In the creation of such lighting devices, natural wood is often used, while the craftsmen do not make any complex shapes. There may be aged shades that play up this style very favorably. As for the colors, it is predominantly pastel.
As a country style, many experts also recommend taking a closer look at shabby chic lamps. They look very cute and airy.
Provence style is very similar to country style, because lamps of this style are also most often made using natural materials. Particular attention is paid to the design as a whole, and not to any specific details.
This style is a direct association with massive lighting products. In another way, we can say that such lamps are made in a hunting style. Chalet lamp models look very unusual. For example, they can be made in the shape of a torch or an abstract lump. Chalet chandeliers are often decorated with wood and sometimes with animal horns. Lamps of this type will perfectly fit into a country apartment.
In nautical style
Themed lamps in a marine style, one way or another, will be associated with water, or rather, with the sea or the ocean. Such lighting fixtures can be placed anywhere, they will not look trivial in the children's room. Just imagine how beautiful a luminous anchor or a steering wheel looks. To create such chandeliers and lamps, natural materials are most often used, but the base can be made of wood. And everything else is complemented by decorative strings, ropes and burlap.
Lighting fixtures in oriental style are presented in a huge variety. For example, Japanese-style lamps will be distinguished by their conciseness, while the light from them will not be very bright, rather muffled, because in Japan they are used to associating lighting devices with the moon. The severity and simplicity of forms, the use of eco-materials are exactly what characterizes the Japanese style in a few words.Chandeliers in the Chinese style do not have any uniform shapes, in addition, they can be made in a single color or using many colors.
Very often, Chinese lamps are decorated by hand using hieroglyphs and traditional designs.
Indian style luminaires are often made in round or round shapes. Thus, the Egyptians were used to worshiping the sun. The main colors of chandeliers or lamps are also sunny, sand and gold; crystal and artificial stones are used for decoration. Luxurious oriental lamps can be found in Arabic, African, Indian and Moroccan styles. They are often made using openwork metal. Some models look really wonderful and allow you to plunge into an oriental fairy tale right at home.
Lamps of this style are always laconic; when creating them, materials with a wide range of possibilities are used to make the product truly unique. There are colored glasses for creating mosaics, crystal and stones. Surely you have heard about lamps in a special Tiffany technique, the main theme of which is the creation of all kinds of flowers with the help of colored glass.
Each "modern" lamp, undoubtedly, can be called a work of art.
This style in the creation of lamps involves the use of environmentally friendly materials and energy-saving lamps. Perfect for nature lovers and those who want to save money without harming their health. Also, you should definitely pay attention to the unusual lamps in the Greek and Mediterranean styles, which will be a good addition to even modern apartments.
How to choose?
Choosing the right lamp is not difficult if you have already decided on the style. The main thing is to remember that this is not just an object that will illuminate the room, but also the future part of the interior. In order for a light wall or ceiling device to successfully fit into certain apartments, you should not choose it as opposed to the style of the interior itself, because any chandelier, lamp or lamp must harmoniously fit into the room.
It is also very important not to forget that there is main lighting and additional lighting. In this case, you should not use opposite styles for the chandelier and lamps, they must be either similar to each other, or made according to the same type. It is also worth remembering that some models of lighting fixtures, for example, from oriental styles, will not fully illuminate the room, many of these models often have more decorative functions that create a relaxed atmosphere around. For brighter light, you should pay attention to modern models of other styles.
When choosing a lamp, it is worth paying attention to the materials from which it is made and to the structure itself, as well as to think in advance where you will place the future lighting device.
Techno-style lamps look very good in a modern living room, where there is an abundant amount of metal parts.
Gothic lamps will look solemn, expensive and at the same time strictly in the interior. Despite their name, they are not frightening at all, but, on the contrary, sophisticated, slightly rude, but always memorable.
We also recommend paying attention to lighting fixtures in the colonial style of execution. They always become a highlight of any interior.
Steam-punk lamps are an extraordinary solution that will definitely not be overlooked.
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