Light from lamps makes for cosier environment
You may not like it, but winter is coming and the days are getting shorter.
Less sunshine means you’ve got to come up with new ways to brighten up your home for the cold, dark times ahead.
But beware, not all lights were created equal.
Light draws your attention to wherever it is. That’s why we’re so curious about what lurks in the shadows.
According to The Associated Press, one trick is to keep lights away from the windows to avoid glare and stop yourself from looking out into the blackness of night and getting sad.
You can lighten up your favourite spaces in the house more than usual with softer, wall- or floorbased lighting. Instead of overhead lights, go for lamps. It makes for a cosier environment.
If you are using a ceiling-based light, try to get it a bit lower down. Recessed bulbs look more like spotlights and don’t really cut it when you’re actually trying to see instead of brighten the room, so try for some chandelier-style lights that will be closer to you.
Remember you should be lighting people’s faces, not the top of their heads. Just watch yours if you’re underneath.
Don’t be afraid to mix things up with a combination of classic and modern lights. Blending styles is way more interesting than sticking with what was already installed, especially if you’re doing a renovation.
If you’re really committed, consider rewiring an old lamp to both make it safer and more environmentally friendly.
At the end of the day there’s a variety of light fixtures and styles to improve your home. Having proper lighting will brighten up your winter.