Decorative lighting of a country house: how to build accents
In the modern high-tech world, it is impossible to imagine a country house site without competent lighting. It not only performs its direct functions, but also is part of landscape design. To create suitable conditions for work, hobbies or recreation outside and inside the country house use a variety of lighting schemes.
- 1Basics of designing decorative lighting
- 2What is important to know when buying fixtures for decorative lighting
3What are the lamps
- 3.1Photogallery: types of fixtures for decorating the site
- 4Selection of wiring for decorative lighting
5Variants of decorative lighting inside the house
- 5.1Mansard lighting
- 5.2Lighting stairs
- 5.3Photogallery: interior lighting of the house
6Decorative lighting of the plot
- 6.1Lighting at home
- 6.2Photogallery: home lighting
- 6.3Lighting arbors
- 6.4Backlight infield
- 6.5Lighting of reservoirs and pools
- 6.6Photogallery: site lighting
- 6.7Video: lighting in landscape design
7New Year Decorative Lighting Options
- 7.1Video: holiday decoration of country houses
Basics of designing decorative lighting
Before installing in the house and on the surrounding area of decorative lighting sources, you need to design and build a competent and safe wiring. It is laid during the construction of the house or its overhaul.
What is important to know when buying fixtures for decorative lighting
The climate of the central Russia is marked by sharp temperature changes and an abundance of precipitation. This must be taken into account when selecting lighting fixtures for decorative lighting of a country house and plot.
Fixtures for outdoor use should be protected against rainfall and the height of the supports at least 60 cm.The wires from them are placed in plastic pipes and placed under the ground to a depth of 50-75 cm.
What are the lamps
In the garden area, decorative lighting illuminates paths, trees and ponds. For this purpose, the following types of lamps are used:
- floor lamps - for highlighting tracks;
- mushroom - for highlighting trees and landscape elements;
- Ground - for highlighting trees and landscape elements;
- Floating - for highlighting small artificial reservoirs.
Photogallery: types of fixtures for decorating the site
Selection of wiring for decorative lighting
Designing a lighting system in a wooden house is done according to the principle of maximum isolation of wires from wood. Wiring is laid in special pipes made of metal with ground or non-combustible plastic.Instead of traditional wiring, special conductive buses can be used.
To arrange efficient and economical lighting of a country house and an adjacent plot will help modern lamps with high-tech lamps. They are characterized by high radiation intensity and low energy consumption. Such lamps are diode radiators.
Variants of decorative lighting inside the house
Internal lighting of a private house should be organized taking into account the general stylistic direction of interior design. To achieve the desired effect, a competent combination of several types of lighting will help:
Also, from the stylistics of the rooms depends on the choice of lamps of a certain type and decor.
With the help of artificial lighting it is very simple to create a comfort in the attic, despite the fact that this room has a non-standard form and an atypical window arrangement. Correctly organized lighting will help visually raise the ceiling and expand the space. Create an optimal lighting concept for the attic room will help floor lamps, sconces, spotlights and table lamps.
Light on the stairs provides the possibility of safe movement. In addition, it also performs decorative functions. To illuminate the steps, you can use spotlights built into the wall or directly into the steps themselves, or LED strips.
Photogallery: interior lighting of the house
Decorative lighting of the plot
External lighting of the site is functional or decorative. Functional are the installed on the site lamps, ensuring the safety of movement in the evening and night.
The role of decorative lighting is played by the illumination of garden trees, reservoirs and other elements of landscape design. But a flashlight that lights a tree can also act as a functional light source.
Lighting at home
Using the illumination of the facade of the house, you can improve the visual perception of individual parts of the house, add visual volume, increase brightness. But to achieve this, you should not simultaneously cover all the elements.
To visualize the architectural elements of the facade, a contour highlight is used.For its organization, linear luminaires or LED systems are used, for example, duralight or duraflex.
To illuminate the protruding facade elements, hidden illumination is used. With its help, you can highlight the roof cornices or the bottom plane of balcony slabs with light.
Photogallery: home lighting
Arbor in the garden area is usually installed in the recreation area. Inside the gazebo, functional lighting is used. It is best to use models of lamps with adjustable light intensity. Outside the arbor, you can organize decorative lighting using the same techniques as for organizing the lighting of the facade of the house.
Depending on the type and function of the light sources used to illuminate the landscape, they can be arranged in different ways: on trees and shrubs, on the ground or on a fence encircling the site.
To illuminate trees and shrubs, small lighting devices with low heat emission are usually used, which do not harm plants and are fireproof. For illumination of garden paths the lower illumination is used with the use of devices, the light of which is directed downwards. Such lamps, as a rule, have small dimensions.
Lighting of reservoirs and pools
Water reservoirs and pools on the plot as well as gazebos are most often located in the recreation area, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Therefore, for their decoration, multi-level illumination is perfect.However, do not forget that the luminaires for reservoirs must have a high degree of protection from moisture.Such devices are marked IP67 / 68.
Photogallery: site lighting
Video: lighting in landscape design
New Year Decorative Lighting Options
Many of those who have dachas prefer to celebrate New Year's in the country. Even if you do not have a Christmas tree in the courtyard, the coming New Year and Christmas can be met with really festive, the main thing is to prepare in advance. Therefore, right now it is worth considering the festive lighting.
Video: holiday decoration of country houses
When planning lighting a country house and a plot, it should be borne in mind that only experienced experts can do this work independently. If you are not, ask for help from a professional..