Do you ever feel like the lighting in your home is either too bright or too dark and find it hard to create a feeling of the lighting being just right? Especially as we come in to the darker months of the winter, it is important to be able to feel like our homes have the right light levels!
Layer Lights in the Space
Adding multiple lights in our rooms helps to create a dynamic space for the tasks at hand. If we are able to place ceiling lights as well as sconces and floor or table lamps throughout our home, we can decide which lights will add the right amount of glow for what we need to accomplish. Sometimes we need just one low light, and other times we need full brightness!
Use Dimmable Fixtures for Easy Adjustments
Dimmable fixtures are a wonderful way to create the right ambience in your home. They allow us to not only decide which lights are on or off, but how bright the lights are as well. If we are finished in the kitchen for the evening, it is a nice option to keep just the sconces above the sink on a low level light, this way the room won’t feel totally dark and will give a warm glow when looking in from other rooms in the house.
Use a Warm, Soft LED: 2700K
LED lights have a bad reputation from earlier on when they were a harsh light with a blue undertone, like an interrogation light. Many recessed lights allow you to switch the temperature setting, and you can get new bulbs with a warmer color. We love 2700K for a warm feel like sunlight. If your fixture comes with an integrated light and it is 3000K that is also good.
Incorporate Window Coverings as an Added Layer
Another great way to manage light in your space is to incorporate window coverings that can be easily opened or closed. This allows for additional warmth and welcoming feelings in the darker days when the nights close in early. Alternatively, in the summer when our nights are light much longer, we can have the option to keep the window coverings open for a light and airy feel.