Lighting Choices for Your Home
The lighting we choose for our homes is a reflection of who we are. It mirrors our culture, our taste, and our lifestyle. Even our moods are affected by the style of lighting we bring into our homes. Proper lighting can improve the ambiance, aiding in the romance and seduction. It can make you feel warm and safe. Or, the lack of proper lighting can make one feel unsafe, moody, and lack energy.
The lighting we choose for our home is a reflection of who we are. It mirrors our culture, our taste, and our lifestyle. Even our moods are affected by the style of lighting we bring into our homes. Proper lighting can improve the ambiance, aiding in the romance and seduction. It can make you feel warm and safe. Or, the lack of proper lighting can make one feel unsafe, moody, and experience a lack of energy.
Here are some options to help you switch things up and brighten both your room and your mood:
- Go Solar - Solar tubing is the new way to go by bringing the natural light from the outdoors and funneling it into your house through your walls. A wonderful benefit is they're also energy-efficient and will store energy from the sun for reuse later. They're great in dark basements and those inside rooms that don't have windows. In cases such as this, think light paint colors for your walls, which will also brighten the room and make a small room appear larger.
- Skylight - Another great way to bring the natural light in throughout the day and save on lighting costs.
- Faux Windows - To save the costs of cutting through a wall to install a new window, this option makes sense. Faux windows are simply pictures of a view that you can attach to your wall. You can install an actual frame over the picture to add authenticity to the effect, or there are faux windows where the “frame” is part of the picture itself AND LED backlighting can create a sense of natural light in the room.
- Sun Tunnels - Go flush into the roof down through to flush into the ceiling of any room, bringing in natural light to areas that lack a brighter appearance like those located in the center of the home.
- Spotlights - Visually bring attention to an object, adding softness, effect, and definition wherever the light is focused upon. They can be recessed into a ceiling to highlight an area of a room, give off additional lighting over a sink or strove where it's needed, directed to enhance a painting on the wall, and used outdoors to light one's path to the doorway or emphasize striking elements of a home or its landscaping during the night.
- Table/Floor Lamps - Simply stated, these types of lighting can exemplify a room's character, decor, functionality, and the atmosphere of a room. It's all about "the space" too. Table lamps are perfect additions to bedside tables, desks and living room end tables. They can increase your comfort level while reading, crafting, entertaining, watching t.v., or working on focused tasks.