4 Ways to Warm Your Home With Light
Winter has arrived!
While you’re adding blankets, throws and rugs, and hauling out your heaters; why not think about these quick and easy lighting ideas to create warmth and a cosy ambience in your home.
Here are the 4 lighting tips to get your home lighting winter-ready:
If you don’t have dimmer switches installed, the time is now. Dimming your overhead lights is the easiest way to add visual warmth to a room. With just a quick adjustment of the strength of light in your room, you are able change the ambience from bright and functional to cosy and ambient.
Warm White Bulbs
Cool lighting is great in the summer, but – for winter – switch to warmer bulbs. Warmer light helps us to relax, unwind, and enjoy the comfort of home.
Table lamps are must-haves when creating layered lighting with softly lit cosy corners. Try different combinations, shades, textures, and colours for the perfect winter home.
See Selective Lighting’s range of table lamps here.
Lighting Tips to Save Energy
- Turn off those lights not in use.
- Open your curtains as much as possible to let daylight in.
- Dirty bulbs can reduce light output by up to 25%, so keep them clean.
- Switch to CFLs or LEDs. See a comparison between incandescents, CFLs and LEDs here.