A set of perfect luminary can help define each corner of your home. Anything from wall lamps to ceiling pendants, to table lamps, provides the perfect light for your space. Decorative light can give a lift to your home. Certain lighting fixtures raise the look of your home and add an ultra-unique lighting mood. To add the perfect light to the perfect corner is an art you got to work a bit on it and it can change the experience entirely.
You hang a piece in your living room and feel that’s all, not necessarily. Let us discuss and learn about the most perfect art lighting methods and the other elements, such as frames.
Different Types of Lighting for Art
1. Ceiling-mounted accent lights
These are Best for, to focus on art. “Pin spotlights that direct light onto individual artworks is a great way of illuminating them,” says Mishaan. These pieces are fixed on the ceiling and draw attention to the piece they are fixed upon. Specify them with a range of light-beam spreads, and ensure that the light covers maximum part of the artwork,” not just a small part of it, he says.
As a thumb rule, Russell says, lights which are ceiling-mounted should be placed in such a way that light beam directly hits the center of the artwork when the fixture is adjusted to a slightly at 30-degree angle. “If you light a piece of art at ten degrees, which means you’re really close to the wall and pointing almost straight down, you’re going to end up casting really long shadows below the frame,” he says. “If you go back too far, to 45 degrees, then you’re pointing too directly, and you’ll get the reflective glare.”
2.Display or track lights
Best for: displays which are constantly changing
These systems really have come a long way, and many now have a much cleaner, more minimalist look than the tracks of past. If equipped in a correct manner with the right lamps, they work the same as ceiling-mounted accent lights but provide a few more advantages, says Russell. Easy on installation as well.
3. Dark and light combinations, wall washers
Best for: set up that is flexible or temporarily kept.
It is not always required that lights have to fall on the piece or the painting, many fancy effects can be given by just washing the walls, giving the walls that faded look, it might be done in combinations too, set of walls can be kept dark and can be complemented by lighter shades of paint against them.
It also provides built-in flexibility for adding, removing, or relocating art in the future; because the wall is evenly lit, you don’t have to adjust a thing.
4. Intimate picture lights
Best for: displays which are intimate
These lights are fixed on the walls or the frames, it is much closer to the artwork, they are dim light put in such a way that one has to come close to the artwork to observe the artwork, so it does give an intimate feel to the art.
Though this arrangement doesn’t need a lot of wiring yes correct size of holes nicely done on the picture or the frame can beautify the look completely
5. Keep the Surface in Mind
Always work a little on choosing the light, by keeping surface in mind, if you plan to put lights over an artwork that is framed behind glass, you might need to make adjustments of the angle of the lighting in order to reduce the reflection or the glare. Works of art with texture, like oil or acrylic, can be lit in order to create a shadow on the surface which are minimized or emphasized.
6. Pick the correct frame for lighting
Substantial frames are the best pick when working on picture lights, it can help support the fixture. Having ceiling and wall-mounted light sources will need thinner frames they also work well for frameless pictures.
7. Pick the correct type of Light
What you would not want to do is spoil the piece of art by choosing incorrect light, as it should always be considered that the wrong selection of light might damage your art or spot on the wall. As the halogen lights which are directed to a certain spot might burn away the material completely or partially in the long term.
This happens due to generated heat and ultraviolet (UV) lights. Reduce the risk of damage, by keeping halogen lamps at a safe distance from your art or keep use a filter that blocks the UV light stream falling on the art. So investing in an option like LED which does not emit UV, might be a better choice than protects the art.
8. You might want to avoid the Natural Light
Natural light is a combination of different types of rays, which includes UV rays, gamma rays, which will eventually fade away the color of your art or wall, so you might want to avoid the Natural Light falling directly on your wall or piece of art.
We really hope that after going through these guidelines you will be able to choose the best lights for your home, and will experience the difference, in how this light effect makes you feel, please share your stories in comments. Don’t forget to have a word with your Interior Designer for more ideas.