While the winter solstice has passed, meaning the days will be gradually getting longer again, we still have months of cold, dark wintery nights to contend with, and it can start getting dark not long after 3 pm.
Whether you’re redesigning the lighting in your home for comfort or wanting to increase productivity in your home office setup. We have some tips for creating a well-lit room to brighten up the darkest of days.
Why lighting is important
Lighting is an important tool for creating the mood of a room. Low-light table and floor lamps can help create a soft evening glow for when you want to wind down and relax in the evening. Many such lamps are often ideal decorative items too, providing aesthetics as well as functionality.
How to pick the right bulbs and lampshades
When it comes to creating a well-lit space, it’s recommended to choose a warm white bulb or metallic tipped bulbs that are gentler on the eye and not as harsh. LED bulbs are eco-friendly, and last upwards go 15,000 hours meaning you won’t need to replace them anytime soon.
Another tip is to look for lampshades with a gold card lining that provides a softer homely glow. Many rooms are often under-lit, and it’s important to invest in more lighting that you would initially think.
Consider a mix of ceiling and wall lights, plus table and floor lights that can be used in different ways. You want ceiling light/spotlights or wall lights with daylight-balanced bulbs for those grey days, but be able to switch them to create a cosy and not so brightly-it vibe for the evenings, which can be provided by floor and table lamps.
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