Interior design with a second light
From history to modernity
The interiors of the second light were still in the Middle Ages in churches, shrines, government buildings and in the homes of influential people. In those days, artificial light (candles) was not used as often, and the rooms needed it.Therefore, this solution allowed us to solve several issues at once – to make the room brighter and to decorate the facade of the entire structure.
Not today, interiors with a second light are found not only in the above-mentioned buildings, but also in private houses and city apartments. In the latter case, it can be a penthouse or a two-level apartment.
Such a solution is especially popular in loft-style apartments. In private homes, the range of styles is wider – the interior of a house with a second light can personify Empire, Baroque, Rococo, Classical, Rustic and similar directions.
Advantages and disadvantages of the second light in the interior
The second indoor light provides the following benefits:
Fills a room with sunshine, making it brighter.
You can watch a beautiful play of light on the decoration and interior items.
Makes interior and exterior presentable.
It creates space in the room.
Fits different styles.
Along with the advantages we want to mention the disadvantages:
Reduced useful area of the building.
It takes more time to warm up the room in winter.
Heat loss due to the large glass area.
Special requirements for heating and ventilation, which must be realized by specialists, otherwise warm air may accumulate at the top, and below it people will freeze.
Ways to create windows in 2 rows
Implement interior design with the second light in the following ways:
Pre-draft a house with such an architectural solution. This option is the most convenient and suitable.
Dismantle the existing ceiling ceiling, abandoning the room, which is located on top. The work process will be time consuming, and it should be carried out only by competent specialists.
Lower the floor. The method is available only in private homes and provides for the installation of steps from the hallway to the living room.
Install two rows of plastic windows and attach horizontal white blinds to them (separately to the lower and upper rows), and on the sides, along the entire length, hang a light translucent curtain of light gray color.