Light is at the base of all life. It warms our skin, brightens our day, and instills emotions. Different types of light bring out different memories. Different thoughts. Different emotions. Light has the power to completely transform your mood. Movies use light techniques all the time to convey emotion. Horror movies and dramas use darker light to convey either fear or suspense. They draw you in, make you feel claustrophobic and alone. Comedies and other lighthearted films are bright and colorful.
Light, and its cousin, color, can do so much for your home. You need to know what each kind of light and lighting fixture can do for your room to pick the right choices that benefit the room you are renovating the most.
What Lighting Fixtures Can Do for Your Home
Timeless Lighting Figures
Though this design look is not nearly as popular in design magazines as the modern look, many people still opt for the timeless look of centuries passed.
If this is you, you need to use timeless lighting fixtures. You can go so far as choosing lights that mimic the chandeliers that used candles to light the halls, or you can go for a light that was inspired by your era of choice.
Modern Lighting Fixtures
Modern lighting fixtures can suit any style with ease. They are thin and versatile, and perfectly blend in with most homes and apartments. Use brands like George Kovacs that began in modern times for the quintessential modern look.
Modern design has sharp, clean lines, regardless of whatever flair you add to it. To make your home uniform, use the same brand.
What Light Can Do for Your Home
Light, as we all know, is a spectrum. On this spectrum, we have warmer and cooler colors. Did you know that the color of light can affect your physically? Here is what each kind of light does:
Warm light triggers a small section in our brain that produces melatonin. Melatonin is what makes us drowsy. Typically, melatonin is produced by our body’s internal clock, but you can trick the mind.
Stay around warmer lights in the evening if you want to get to bed on time and be fully rested for tomorrow.
Cold light, which is bluer, does the opposite. It stops melatonin from being produced. Blue light is the light that you see outside during the daytime. Even doing something like looking at your phone screen can stop melatonin production and can lead to a worse quality sleep over the night.
If you want to wake up refreshed, stay away from blue light near the time you go to sleep.
Light is what our bodies use to orientate itself. It is how we get our sleep schedules on track. A poor schedule can make you sick, and a great one can leave you ready to take on the world. Don’t take light for granted.
Incorporate it into your design and know what light can do for your home.