Lamps in Interior Decoration: Learn how and where to use them!


Lamps are everywhere: in the garden, in the garage, on the street, in stores, in offices … Anyway, be it indoor or outdoor, it needs lighting to give life, light, and style to each space and environment.

The lamps allow to illuminate the most varied spaces, when the day is setting or when natural lighting is not enough. There are different types, models or genres of lamps: suspended lamps, ceiling lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps or even table lamps.

To correctly integrate each type of lamps, you should analyze the layout of your home, looking for the darkest areas and spaces with the most use.


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Learn to choose and where to use!

The lamps are one of the decorative elements that you see most in a house. As a substitute for natural light, they are absolutely and obviously indispensable.

On them falls the arduous task of bringing light to a home, of indicating the path and circulation areas. Bringing light, however, is not limited to the basic function of illuminating, making visible.

The lamps are also responsible for assigning uniqueness and comfort to specific areas of the house, giving them a signature and allowing them different styles.

It should be noted that during the day, when the primary function of a lamp becomes superfluous, they are still there, in their places, so they must be in harmony with the decoration, interpreting it with humility, or overestimating it with aesthetic surprises, so they must also know how to present themselves as decorative elements.

A good and true interior decoration project never neglects the points of light, whether they are from a natural source, such as windows and skylights, or artificial, as is the case with lamps.

The organization of any partition in a house is controlled by the location of its natural light entrances. A dining table, a work or study area, or a leisure and reading corner can only benefit and save if located near a window or under a skylight.

This will make it possible to take full advantage of the potential of natural light, in addition to being beneficial to personal well-being and to the general environment of a home.

Dark spaces, except when fulfilling a specific and justified purpose, are not inviting and make any task difficult and painful, besides being generators of tiredness, malaise and promoters of depressive sensations.

The relevance of lamp in interior decoration

If you think about decorating a new house, or remodeling, we help you in this adventure, more specifically in the choice of lamps.

Often, the only thing that needs a good review is even the light sources, how to better use them, enhance them and beautify them.

Before starting, define spatial features and aesthetic criteria, in order to give pleasant environments to any resort or corner.

Ceiling lamps

Ceiling lamps are paramount. They are responsible for distributing the light from the largest light source in a room. They must be able to comprehensively illuminate a space.

Corners and nooks, as well as shadows cast by larger decorative pieces, such as cabinets and sofas, prevent this general and homogeneous clarity. They can also be strategically lowered and placed on a work bench, in the kitchen, for example, or on a dining table or even a study or work desk.

Whatever the case, they allow the spatial perception of the total area of ​​a room, its limits and escape points, access to other rooms, areas of circulation and capture the general perception of a certain area of ​​the house.

They must be overvalued, have enough power to fulfill this signaling function and pose as small private suns. They are essential in the kitchen, dining room and living room.

Ceiling lamps, however, even when they allow the intensity of the light emitted to be regulated, are not masters of creating environments, of drawing emotions. Of all, they are the most functional. They must be complemented with floor and table lamps.

Floor lamps

With the floor lamps they are ideal to place next to a reading sofa, and necessary when the natural daylight disappears and there is a need to introduce artificial light in this space.

The same happens in the bedroom, where you like to read a good book and knit, but without disturbing your partner with the light from the lamp placed on the bedside table.

It can also serve only to illuminate a dark corner of your home, to keep a night light in the antechamber of the bedroom or living room. It has a huge decorative potential, being often chosen only as a decorative piece, since it is of enormous visibility and expressiveness.

Floor lamps, due to their size, allow for bohemian lamps and the importance of textiles and natural fibers in a decoration.

Whenever their primary function is not to give more visibility to an area or to light up an activity, they can dress in colors, which will allow them to reinvent environments and make the house more bohemian or romantic. They are decorative pieces of enormous relevance in interior decoration.

Wall lamps

The lamps placed on the wall are lights that give continuity and allow you to write with light and shadow all the space and, thus, keep the whole house lit in a smooth and non-invasive way. As they take up little space, they are indicated for corridors and passageways or as a partition between different areas.

Table Lamps

Table lamps are the arm of artificial light and have the purpose of any functional requirement or simply as a decorative adornment.

They serve as a night light in transit areas, as permanent light in a social bathroom, as a reading aid on the support table of a sofa or armchair and simply as a support on the side tables of the bed.

They can and should be located in different areas of the house such as:

On a sideboard, the kitchen counter where you like to drink a glass of wine and reread the recipe for the day;

On the dining table, for a more cozy and romantic dinner;

On the bedroom dresser, for a warm and inviting effect;

On the desk where you study, work or organize finance;

In the lobby or on any other surface.

On any table or counter, you will really need them. They must serve as support or function or to create warmer, more intimate and cozy environments, or to make a small corner special.




Lara Oliveira

We are a graduated team in Architecture and Interior Design with experience in the development and monitoring of Architecture and Decoration projects, rehabilitation, remodeling, material counseling, choice of decorative pieces and others. We are passionate about aesthetics and refined and elegant environments, with a lot of character and personality!