If lighting is one of the most important factors in decorating a home, when the cold season begins, it is much more so. The long days of summer give way to the long nights of winter, which invite us to spend much more time inside our homes. Besides, this year more than ever, making more life inside the house is not only a choice, but a necessity, and that is why we are going to offer you some tips to light up the house in winter.
The type of light bulbs we use will have a great impact on the sensations and emotions that the room arouses. In this way, in winter we will give priority to warm light (between 2700 and 3500 k), as it transmits a more relaxing and welcoming concept. In addition, the warm lights make cold days seem less so. On the other hand, the cold light will be used only for work and study areas, such as the office, the bathroom, and the kitchen, since they activate the brain and allow us to see more clearly. However, we will never mix the two types of light in the same room or, at least, we will not keep them on at the same time.
Placing different points of light
It is the key to creating practical, well-lit spaces without wasting electricity. We are talking, above all, about multifunctional and spacious rooms, such as the living room or a bedroom-department. Thus, in a living room, we recommend installing a large ceiling lamp on the dining table, general lighting in the center of the room, and a light point next to the TV, or in a reading corner, which can be floor or table.
In the bedroom, we can install a general light on the ceiling, with table lamps on the table and an auxiliary lamp on the desk or next to that corner armchair that serves as a reading corner.
The installation of adjustable bulbs can be a great saving since we can adjust the intensity according to the use we give to the room. In addition, this function will also help us to create an atmosphere.
Mirrors equal more light
It is well known the capacity of mirrors to reflect and multiply light and therefore we invite you to take advantage of the change in decoration for the new season, to install a mirror on the walls (if it is near the window, better), to make the most of natural light, which leads us to the next point.
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Maximize natural light
That’s right, nothing like the sun’s rays to illuminate our homes. And in these months when the number of hours of natural light is more limited, we will try to make the most of them. To do this, we will combine the use of thick curtains for insulation during the night, with thin, translucent curtains that allow light to pass through during the day.
Lighting with LED strips
It is not only a trend but also a very useful element, which will help us decorate and illuminate the hallway (making it seem longer and wider), the headboard (for our reading moments before going to sleep), under the kitchen furniture (to cook and work better, without losing the detail of the color and texture of each food).
Lighting as part of the decoration
In winter more than ever, lighting is the main factor in creating an atmosphere at home, one that is welcoming, warm, and how are we going to achieve this? By combining lighting with decoration, making use of candles, garlands, lanterns.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.