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Something that comes with the onset of winter is that the days become shorter and evenings cooler. This also means that darkness creeps in earlier than usual so you need to switch on those lights and light lamps before you do anything else every evening. With the cold and cosy comes a homey feeling during winter can bog you down and prevent you from feeling very productive. How does one combat this? There are many ways to do this, lighting is one of them. Lighting can hugely affect how you feel in your home and this is why there are multiple kinds of lights that serve different purposes.
As the sun readies itself to set and usher in the night, the transition from natural daylight to artificial but warm lights should be smooth and seamless. Warm lights are generally associated with warmer weather so you can think of them as mimicking the effect the summer has. This means that these lights give out a soft orange-yellow-hued white light with warm tones. The aim is to achieve a welcoming and relaxing ambience without compromising on illumination.
This doesn’t mean you fix one single powerful source of light and leave it be - it’s counterproductive and does nothing to help you. You want to be clever in your choices to ensure that there is perfect illumination without jarring bright lights. All of this is done to create a soft warm and glowy ambience that invites you to continue working the way you would during the day without feeling sluggish.
This information comes in handy when you have to choose different lights for layering.
Here are some other tips you can keep in mind:
Never underestimate the ambience a good centrepiece on the ceiling can create. Chandeliers or multiple pendants can flood your room with warm white light, like this Hydron chandelier, for example. And these lights are not just for the living room.
Since dinnertime is earlier during winter because of how early the sun sets, the dining table becomes a crucial space for people converging and interacting besides, of course, eating. A good centrepiece gets half the job done. Figuring out complementary pieces for the lighting fixture at the centre will be much easier.
Combine these large centrepieces with recessed lights for added illumination. You can also use them as alternatives on days that you don’t want a lot of light in your rooms. If you’re not a fan of the rich bright light emitted by large pendants, you can use dimmers to tone down the radiance a little. These also help to transition from daytime to nighttime.
This is especially so for task lighting. Place lamps at different levels - tables and the floor - to create layers and a sense of cosiness. Using table lamps for specific tasks makes it easier to work. You’ll notice that the multiple layer effect lifts the mood of the entire space, making it more intimate and cosy.
A popular mood lighting option, string and fairy lights are used to create the perfect cosy mood during the evenings. They can provide warm white light with an intensity that is easy on the eyes. Besides, they are portable! This means that you can wrap them around anything and hang them from anywhere you want as and when you want to!
Since these lights were once also associated with Christmas, they make cool festive lights as well that can create a magical effect.
Think of it this way- the more lights there are, the easier it is to dispel the dark and gloominess accompanied by the season. Making thoughtful choices, more is better for lighting in winter.