A Guide to the proper Lighting of each Room in a House
YOU cannot create a successful scheme of decoration and then add the lamps as an afterthought. For the scheme is not complete without its lamps and their shades, and if they are added afterwards the chances are they may spoil your room or have to stand or be fixed in positions which are not ideal for the purposes they are supposed to serve.
The Essential Features
First of all. Let us run through an outline of the essential lamps and their positions in each room. Commencing with the hall, it should be remembered that although centre lighting ma not be ideal it is more often than not inevitable.
Wall brackets for the hall are better. They keep the light out of the eyes of anyone entering at the door and do not present ohat concentrated and often very blinding glow hung straight in the centre of vision. Which is the ease with many a pendent hall light.
A big lamp dropped in the centre of the upper space of a narrow hall also tends to make the hall look narrower. Remove it in favour of wall lights and you will see how much wider the hall seems to become.
Advantages of Wall Brackets Wall brackets have, however, the dis-advantage of requiring a number of points in the hall, and some on the staircase; whereas the one drop light, if wisely hung, may light both hall and staircase from the one point.
In this connection let it be pointed out that a staircase is not well lit however the light may shine on wall, ceiling and balustrade unless the stairs themselves are as clearly lighted as possible. When you hang your hall light remember the danger of