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Lighting in a tiny house

Good lighting in a tiny house is just as important as in regular houses. Not only because it is functional, but also because it contributes greatly to the atmosphere in your home.

A house can be very nicely decorated, but if it lacks the right lighting you are less likely to experience a warm and cozy feeling.

Too much light or too bright light often creates a chilly atmosphere, while too little light is generally impractical. It is therefore important to have a good lighting plan for your home. The fact that space in a tiny house is limited, can give an oppressive feeling.

But did you know that you can make your tiny house look bigger by using light correctly? However, it can be quite a challenge to provide good tiny house lighting, as the possibilities in terms of space are limited. In this article you will find some tips to make living in a tiny house more attractive, through a good lighting plan.




Using artificial light

Artificial light in a home can be divided into two different categories, namely functional lighting and accent lighting. Functional lighting consists of directional, adjustable light that makes it easy to perform a certain action or task.

Think for example of a reading lamp for reading a book, or lighting above the dining table to better see the food. Accent lighting, on the other hand, does not serve a specific functional purpose, except that it can be used to illuminate certain parts of the room and create accents.

For example, you can use it to illuminate a painting, a special piece of furniture or a beautiful plant to make it stand out.

The key to a perfect tiny house lighting is a good balance between functional lighting and accent lighting. There are a number of ways in which you can contribute to a good balance between them.

In the kitchen of your tiny house you could opt for substructure lighting to maximize the amount of light. This lighting serves as functional lighting, because it allows you to see everything during cooking.

You can choose to combine the substructure lighting with a dim light on the ceiling, so that it can contribute to the atmosphere in your tiny house.