In principle, small rooms offer little design space. Both for the choice of furniture, which should not take up too much space but also not be too small, as well as for the decoration and of course the lighting. Small rooms often lack windows, for example in bathrooms or guest toilets. But even such rooms must be lit and that is not so easy.
The selection of lighting systems – a world in itself
The lighting of rooms is very versatile. There are many different possibilities, choices and above all creative freedom in lighting. So-called lighting designers are specially trained to use sophisticated systems of lamps, windows and various techniques to illuminate a room optimally. Of course, the focus is not always to transport a lot of light into every corner of the room, but to be able to adapt the light to the required conditions in many different places.
Indirect lighting systems – unobtrusively and elegantly illuminate the room
The indirect lighting systems are ideal for small rooms They are usually hidden behind, for example, a mirror, a highlight or an object and thus indirectly illuminate the room. This light is very soft and subtle, which is very inviting and cozy in small rooms. For a small bathroom without windows, for example, indirect lighting behind the bathroom mirror is suitable. A very discreet way to illuminate part of the room without dazzling.
Direct lighting systems – using lighting design as a stylistic device
Direct lighting systems are all kinds of lamps or lighting that you can see directly. The nice thing about this lighting is that you can always see it and thus decorate the room as well. In addition, a direct light source gives a lot of light and can therefore illuminate the room well. So, a direct lighting system can be used as a decoration and to design the room. In small rooms, direct light sources can be used well as accessories. If the light intensity is too high, it quickly has a blinding effect, which should be avoided at all costs in this case. Several warm light sources with low illuminance are suitable for small rooms and complement the design of the room.
Dynamic lighting systems – the personalised form of lighting
Dynamic lighting systems help to adapt the lighting individually to the daily routine, the individual taste and the activity of the customer. To create certain moods or to adapt to the external conditions, the light colour, brightness, illuminance and light direction are adjusted. With the help of LED technologies, it is even possible to create coloured dynamic light. With dynamic lighting, these processes are monitored by programmed control systems.
Adaptive lighting is also a dynamic lighting system, but it helps to adjust artificial light sources to complement daylight, depending on external conditions. Dynamic lighting systems can also be used in small spaces. They can help to make the room appear dynamic despite its small size.
LED lighting – environmentally friendly, energy saving &
LED lighting systems represent the future of lighting, because they have many advantages compared to many others. LED lighting can be used in any type of lighting, which makes them very flexible to use. They come in many different light intensities, light colors & light levels.
Advantages & disadvantages of LED lighting systems – everything you need to know
LED lighting systems offer many advantages. Above all, they are extremely environmentally friendly and energy-saving compared to their predecessor, the incandescent bulb. A big topic that is especially important for the users. Another advantage offers the size, because LED’s are much smaller than ordinary light bulbs and are therefore much more flexible and easier to use. Also the efficiency & durability offer great advantages, as the LED can be used more effectively and longer than the ordinary light bulb.
The small light source offers hardly any disadvantages. They are slightly more expensive to purchase than ordinary light bulbs, and the quality of the small lights is crucial to their functionality. However, these disadvantages are made up for by the advantages, which is why LED’s have almost completely won out over the old familiar incandescent bulb.
Combination of lighting systems individually for each room
Of course, the optimal lighting depends individually on each room. However, it can be nice to combine different light components and thus design each room individually. To place light correctly there are some tips & ticks
Tips & Tricks – how to combine different light sources in my room
First of all, it is important to consider how the room will be used. Are there places where I work or read, where I need more or less light? And above all, how do I use the right light sources skillfully.
In small rooms, it is advisable to first decide on a primary light source. Since in small rooms you don’t have much free space to place many individual light sources. A primary light source therefore helps to set the general light for the entire room. Depending on the room, this can be a ceiling light or an indirect lighting system that provides a lot of light. In addition to this primary light, you can place one or two other small light sources in selected places to support them in their function or to highlight them. In a bathroom, for example, this would be the lighting at a bathroom mirror, as this is the place where the most light is needed in the room. This is the place where the most light is needed in the room. This secondary light source can also be a soft direct lighting system, for example LED strips embedded in the mirror. But an indirect light source would also be possible here. The individual lighting design in small rooms can therefore be solved in many different ways, depending on the room size, layout and design requirements.
The perfect lighting for small rooms – example guest WC
The classic among the small rooms is the guest toilet. Often only as large as a toilet cubicle, this room really offers little design space and usually not even a window. In such a small room it should be neither too bright nor too dark. Many details look quickly overloaded, none at all but too bare.
Skillfully design a guest WC – even the smallest room makes a statement
To approach the design properly, you should coordinate your lighting systems with different things. The wall color plays a decisive role. If the wall is simply white, the room already looks very bright and a strong light source would only overexpose the room. But if the wall color is kept darker, it acts quickly constricting, where a bright light source can counteract.
So first decide on a wall color and then combine it with the appropriate light source. In small bathrooms, a simple hanging light bulb is often a good choice, or simply a great lighting through the bathroom mirror. Combine small matching accessories, such as a small picture on the wall, an elegant towel rail and a fancy toilet seat or decoration on the windowsill.