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How to choose wall lamps for the home

Wall lamps are an excellent choice for lighting the home, as they offer numerous advantages over other forms of lighting. Their ability to directly illuminate a specific area makes them ideal for a wide range of home environments. 

They can also be used to create additional lighting levels in a room, which can help create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere!

Why use wall lamps

Wall lamps are an excellent lighting choice, although less popular than ceiling or floor lamps. One of the main reasons why people choose this type of lamp is their ability to directly illuminate a specific area, without having to install a ceiling fixture that could be annoying or difficult to reach for changing bulbs. 

In addition, wall lamps can also be used to achieve additional lighting levels in a specific room, which is great for adding completeness and character to the atmosphere. Wall lamps can also be used to create an accent lighting effect, where a specific area of a room is highlighted, creating a feeling of depth and texture.

Types of wall lamps

There are many types of wall lamps to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics. Choosing the right wall lamp depends on the environment in which it will be used and the style of the room. Below, we look at the different types usually available:

Minimalist Wall Lamps

These lamps are characterised by clean, simple lines and are perfect for those looking for a minimalist, contemporary look. They are often made of materials such as metal or plastic and can be installed recessed to create an even more discreet look. This type of lamp can be used in modern environments, such as open spaces, where the focus is on minimalist design!

Elaborate Wall Lamps

Elaborate wall lamps are characterised by decorative details and are the right choice for those searching for a more traditional or vintage look. Often made of durable and important materials such as wrought iron or hand-blown glass, they are perfect for decorating retro or classic-style interiors such as country houses or historic homes.

Wall lamps with creative shapes

These lamps are characterised by fun and imaginative shapes and are designed to bring originality to children’s bedrooms or the rooms of those who appreciate a more playful look. These lamps are available in a wide range of materials, including coloured plastic or painted wood, depending on the shape, the brand and the designers who created them. Besides home environments, they can also be used in places where creativity abounds, such as offices, shops or clubs.

Recessed wall lamps

Recessed wall lamps are perfect for those looking for discreet lighting, as they are installed inside the wall and provide direct but soft light. They are great for creating a relaxing and intimate background atmosphere in rooms such as bedrooms and living areas.

Extendable wall lamps 

Wall lamps that extend and are movable are the right choice for bedrooms or studies, where direct light can be useful for reading or working. These lamps can be adjusted to directly illuminate the desired area, creating direct and functional lighting. They are suitable for rooms such as offices or living rooms, where maximum flexibility in lighting is desired.

How to choose the right wall lamp for your home

Each room in the house requires a different type of wall lamp. To choose the right wall lamp for your home, it is important to consider the room in which it will be used and the overall style. Here are some tips on how to choose the right wall lamp for your home:

  • Bedrooms and studies

For bedrooms or studies, extendable wall lamps are a good choice. These can be adjusted to directly illuminate the desired area and can be used to facilitate reading or work.

  • Bathrooms

In bathrooms, minimalist, almost recessed wall lamps are recommended. These lamps offer a direct but soft light that is perfect for dressing or make-up. Movable wall lamps can also be used to create direct and functional lighting above mirrors. 

  • Children’s rooms

Wall lamps with imaginative shapes have their place in children’s rooms. These are often made in a wide range of fun colours and shapes and help to create a playful and creative atmosphere in the room. 

  • Kitchens

In kitchens, wall lamps that illuminate the hob and the surface where food is prepared are the perfect choice. This type of lamp can be installed directly above the work area to provide bright, direct light. 

  • Living Rooms

In the living room, wall lamps can be of various types. The important thing is that they are in harmony with the style of the room or that they cooperate with other lighting elements to create suitable light levels to enrich the room. Elaborate wall lamps can be used to create a more traditional look, while minimalist ones can create a more contemporary mood. In addition, extendable and movable wall lamps can offer direct lighting that is always functional, while recessed lamps can be installed to create an elegant background atmosphere.

The AGOF Store catalogue of designer wall lights 

Each type of wall lamp offers its own unique characteristics. Choosing the right one may seem like a difficult decision, but taking into account the needs of the room and the style of the room will help. If you are looking for the perfect wall lamp for your home, take a look at the AGOF Store catalogue to find the right designer wall lamp for your needs.

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