Creating Warmth in the Home With Lighting This Season
With another glorious summer behind us and with record breaking highs in temperatures, the arrival of gloomy mornings and evenings can leave many in a pretty miserable mood – this is why lighting at home becomes integral at this time of year. The weather outside might be miserable but you can create a cosy and warm environment with a few simple lighting features. Read on to find out more.
Create a warm glow
You may not realise this but light bulbs are available in a range of distinctive hues, so it’s crucial you pay attention to the choices on offer to you. You may not necessarily want a daylight bulb, for example, this can set a blue cast which can make the room appear cooler. To get a light bulb that will help create a cozy atmosphere, you’ll want to opt for a bulb that has a warmer glow, even a slightly yellow tinge to it.
Using indirect light is also an effective strategy for creating warmth. You could use it inside a bookshelf, placed inside or cabinets, additional lighting in a kitchen, or around a cove ceiling if your home has that sort of architectural detail.
Indirect lighting does not have a glare, which essentially means it appears with a softer, subtler light. The light from chandeliers and sconces also can be soft lighting.
Finding the right bulb is key
As previously mentioned It’s no secret that lighting is crucial this time of year, especially when daylight hours are shortened. It may still be dark when we get up in the morning, and also dark when we return home at the end of a long day. Ceiling fixtures, sconces, chandeliers are all useful in helping create an environment to feel warm and welcome.
It’s also useful to include lighting sources at the human living space level, like floor lamps and table lamps near to where we sit and relax, lamp shades and globes in warm colors also help make a room feel cozy and warm. We often tend to pay all that much attention to lighting in the home in general. But when it’s done well, it can create almost any atmosphere you want.
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