Let There Be Light

When it comes to light, there’s more to it than you might think. Sure, the physical properties of light are mind blowing, (after much debate as to whether light was a particle or a wave, it turns out to be both, which we haven’t seen before or since) what I mean is that lighting your home is more involved than you might assume. There are numerous options available when it comes to lighting your home, and each option has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, its own essence, its own vibe, if you will. Therefore, you should carefully consider the kind of lighting your home needs. After all, home is where the heart is, so your lighting should reflect what’s in your heart, too. Here are a few lighting ideas for your home.

First and foremost, consider the power of the almighty dimmer switch. A dimmer switch is exactly what it sounds like, except for the fact that it’s actually more of a knob. A dimmer switch is, in fact, a knob that dims your lights. More accurately, it’s a knob that allows to adjust the light level of a room gradually from full brightness to full darkness. This has a number of benefits, but let’s apply it to dating and other romantic scenarios. Let’s say you bring your eHarmony date home after dinner and things start to heat up. So, to better capture the mood, you turn the dimmer down low, not to full darkness, but to what is essentially mood lighting. This can really improve the mood and atmosphere of your space with (not quite) the flip of a switch.

Another lighting idea to consider is that of recessed lighting. This style of lighting is, again, exactly what it sounds like. Recessed lighting is a light fixture that has a bulb recessed into the ceiling in a cylindrical alcove. The effect that this has is bold and dramatic and combines mood lighting with a flair for the dramatic. Basically, the light is focused into a spotlight by its position inside the cylindrical alcove, and the rest of the room will be dimly lit. This style of lighting is coveted for a reason. It provides both full light and mood lighting simultaneously and gives off an elegant, but mysterious vibe that’s sure to please.

With these tips in mind, you should be well on your way to making more informed lighting decisions in your home. If nothing else, hopefully you’ve learned to see light as the multifaceted particle/wave that it is.