Don’t you sometimes feel that when entering a place, depending on the vibes this place gives us, it can tranquilize us or… stress us a lot.
It’s actually pretty common that we detail everything and In my experience, when I get to my place and go in. If I notice there’s too much stuff that feels like I’m part of a carnival instead of calm after a heavy day of work; it does the opposite, it upsets me a lot.
Maybe you’re not a believer of this, but it does influence more than what you think, it can affect your family relationships, life as a couple, even your own inner peace.
Today we’re gonna talk about an alternative, minimalism, how this way of decor based on less is more can help you in your everyday life. If your life is a little bit messy, it’s time to test another style, and in Lighting Supplies we’re gonna show you some lights that’ll help achieve this.
What is Minimalism?
Minimalism is an anti baroque in its aesthetic, If baroque likes lots of ornaments and more the merrier mentality, a minimalist decor will try to use the minimum possible elements. This is a lifestyle that goes pretty well with organized people that don’t want to have unnecessary stuff in their homes.
This decorative concept avoids saturation, excesses and visual contamination. All in their fair metric, rejecting redundancy and repetition. In minimalism the neutral palette of colors is a must, white plays an important part in minimalist decoration thanks to its broad spectrum of variations and the capacity to magnify luminity
Another of the main characteristics of this style is extreme simplicity. That’s where minimalism lamps adjust to. These lamps combine shapes, spaces and pure lines to create a balanced ambient.
How to use Minimalism Lamps with your decor
These have huge importance in this style of decoration. Appropriate lighting has the capacity to not only bring balance to your space but it can transform the atmosphere of a place. On the other hand, if you use them poorly they will mess everything up in a perfectly planned decoration.
Be sure to check out or best selling minimalist-like lights.
- Sunpark Electronics Mini Led Lamp
- Sunlite Mint Nova Residential Ceiling Pendant
- Sunpark Electronic Led Wall Sconce Satin Nickel Frosted Glass
- Maxlite Wall Sconce
- Maxlite Residential Retrofit Downlight
- EikO Downlight Disk Surface
Indirect lighting in Minimalism Lamps
To maintain harmony with decor, light the rooms with indirect LED lights or with wall sconces. Also, you can put diffused lamps in the corners that are hard to see to create a warm environment.
For diffused lights we recommend this Sun Park Electronics LED Vanity one.
When lighting a living room you can opt for suspended lamps (This Sunlite one might do the job) under the dining table, this creates subtle lighting that highlights your ground decor.
For general lighting, you need to be versatile, for that, use luminaires with intensity control, this will help you achieve a cozy feel when you need it. In that case, using this Sunlite Foot Linear Light Fixture is a good place to start, you can pair them with these and have a good start for lighting the living room.
When trying to light the vertical plane is as simple as guiding sconces lights from the roof to walls (This Nuvo can fit into it) . You can also use asymmetric Swap LED spots like this Maxlite Canopy on.
Last but not least, If you want to highlight paintings or pieces of decor (some sports memorabilia) you should use punctual light through recessed LED downlights, these lights will not only be very discreet, they can also give that subtle touch of a contemporary place.
For these lights, you can use this Maxlite for example with 60w, 720 Lumens and 4000 Kelvin, has enough power with a perfect white color to highlight any type of decor. If you want something with less power and more subtle, this 12w LED downlight is a good solution.
Lighting in Kitchen and Bathrooms
For general LED lighting on both kitchen and bathrooms, it’s recommended to use warmth lights of 3000°K, these will turn these everyday spaces into pleasant atmospheres.
For 3000°K we recommended these SunPark Electronics Wall Light. They are very easy to use (Can mount them in standard space) and give that cozy and enticing feeling when coming to these rooms.
In zones where you’re going to be more task oriented, using neutral lights of 4000°K is far more beneficial. These tasks include the usual cooking activities: making dinners, food parties, grills.; and while in the bathroom, brushing your teeths, putting make up, taking a shower, etc.
Onto more punctual lighting, these are some types of lights that you want to take into account in these zones that require more precision-.
- In the kitchen, you’ll need punctual illumination, in case you have a table and you want to hang a suspended roof lamp that lights the tabletop, in addition that’ll help you create two ambients in the same space.
- It will also be necessary to don’t make shadows while you’re cooking to light your kitchen counter, with an aluminum profile with strip lights placed on the lower part of the kitchen cabinets.
- For the bathroom you’ll need punctual illumination on your mirror through frontal application, in both sides of the mirror, integrated, or… recessed spotlights on the roof close to the mirror.
In this way you can see yourself with clarity and eliminate unnecessary shadows.
Facts about Minimal Lighting Fixtures
- Their design looks simple but it’s more complicated. While at surface Minimalist lamps may not look that fancy on details they have a lot of thought behind them. Designers spend a lot of time crafting these in a way that simplicity doesn’t get in the way of correct lighting and projection for most demanding owner’s decor.
- They are versatile. Despite the fact these are more well accustomed to linear and contemporary spaces, minimalist lamps can also be well used on normal homes, their design being very sober helps them fit in almost any decor.
- Geometry is very present. At the time of designing a minimalist lamp it is well known that classic geometry figures are very present in their thought, these being curve lines, rectal lines. Circles, triangles, etc.
- Metal material is important, a lot of it. When most of your designs try to achieve simple and refined lines, metal is a big ally it allows to create very thin structures that are also resistant, perfect for these lamps or any minimalism decor.
- Basic colors with block effect. White, black and gray are the preferred colors for minimalist lamps. Also very basic, perhaps the most elegant is black, very present in models of refined lights. Don’t be afraid to incorporate one of these lamps in black, because their lightweight design makes up for their black finish.
There is a lot into Minimalist decor that just an article wouldn’t be enough. But we hope this article is helpful for you to understand more of this fashion trend/artistic movement, how it can impact your home, be a way of living and also uses of lighting.
Ready to test this style on your decor? We may not be huge experts on minimalist lifestyle or decor, but we are certain of knowing our way in lighting, let us help you choose which one will perfectly fit and even aid you installing it for your decor.