LIGHTING FOR YOUR PERFECT HOME
Light has a phenomenal impact on human beings and does more than create visual effects, it can affect our biological and mental health depending on the intensity, contrast, and your perception. Light can make us sleep better or badly, it can improve our mood, decrease depression, and give us the warm fuzzies.
Lighting can also visually improve an environment. It can be used to accentuate a shape or set a mood, and even give a room a whole new look. If you’re wanting to spruce up the interior of a room and have little or no budget, try changing the lighting in the room. You’ll be amazed at the transformation such a small change can create, without breaking the bank.
The tone and atmosphere of a room is affected by lighting, as is its functionality. Installing lighting that is suitable for the use of the space is always best. Lighting is easily adaptable and, used correctly, will significantly enhance the look, feel, and functionality of your home, as well as your general wellbeing.
Ambient lighting softens shadows and makes a room glow. This can be created by hiding the light source or turning a light to face the ceiling. You can also turn the light to focus on an object like a painting, a plant, or an architectural feature. Ambient lighting can be used to create a romantic, dramatic, or relaxing atmosphere.
Natural lighting is much better than artificial lighting. Think about how you feel when you see dappled sunlight falling across a room. Natural light lifts our spirits and energises us and should be used as much as possible. Hanging a mirror in just the right spot for it to reflect the late afternoon sun can increase the penetration of the light, for example. When light, shade, and reflection are in perfect balance in a room, you will feel at ease and invigorated, particularly if its natural lighting.
One of the biggest differences lighting makes to your home is that it has a direct impact on your health. This is due to the fact that light has a direct impact on your circadian rhythm. The variation of light sets our body clocks and maintains our natural rhythm. As human beings we should be exposed to intense natural light during the day and complete darkness at night. This doesn’t often happen in reality as most of us are indoors most of the time. For this reason, it is essential that the lighting in our home let’s in as much natural light during the day as possible and is enhanced by artificial light in darker spaces, and that there is as little light when we are sleeping at night.
So, as you can see, light doesn’t only enable us to see, it can also make you feel better, and improve your health and well-being. Experiment with the lighting in your home can and you will find that not only will you have given a room a whole new look, the way in which you experience your home, and your daily life in general will change for the better.