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Even in countries considered to be warm, winter months can get dull, dark, and depressing.
Much time is spent contemplating how to stay warm or keep our homes warm and looking cozy.
A simple way to visually make your home feel warmer in the winter months is by adjusting your indoor lighting.
Adjusting your lighting is very powerful, and even subtle changes can enhance the feel of your home.
In addition, you can also save on your power bill. Let’s discuss five lighting tips that will make your home feel warmer during winter.
1. Make Use of the Dimmer Switch
A fast and straightforward way to decrease lighting levels that will create a warm feeling in your house or room is with a dimmer switch.
A dimmer switch enables you to have a bright area when you require it, or you have the flexibility to dim the lighting to provide a cozy and warm environment.
At a touch, the switch can transform a functional well-lit space into a mellow and cozy area.
Dimmer switches are widely available and will assist you in changing your space.
2. Heat Lamps are Your Friend
A fantastic way to not only brighten and warm up your bathroom is with a heat lamp.
No one wants to enter a cold bathroom in the middle of winter. Rooms and spaces with a tiled area like bathrooms are usually the coldest rooms in a house during the winter months.
It can be very comforting to either wake up early in the morning and start the day by entering a warm bathroom to have a shower.
Also, ending the day cleaning up in a warm and comfortable bathroom is cozy, and heat lamps make this possible. Heat lamps are not only very bright but provide instant heat.
3. Make Your Entrance Bright
Good lighting at your entryway can create a warm and welcoming feel. It is nice to return home, and the front light at the entrance is bright, especially when the days get shorter, and it is dark when you return home from work.
Outdoor lights can provide a safe feeling and also stop you from falling and getting injured.
No one wants to spend time searching for the right key to open the front door when the weather is cold.
A well-lit entrance also deters unsavory characters lurking outside your house, providing an additional layer of security.
Many exterior lights include switchable color temperature, further enhancing the mood and ambiance.
4. Use Accent Lighting
A great way to focus light on a corner is with accent lighting. Artwork, furniture, and small areas can all benefit from the accent lighting.
This will enhance the lighting in your house and provide a sense of space while creating a cozy environment.
Other lights such as spotlights, table lamps, and floor lamps can also help give a warm feeling.
5. Entertainment and Dining Lighting
Many of us, including myself, love entertaining, including the outdoor area. Just because the weather is cold does not mean you cannot entertain guests outside.
It is always good to consider an outdoor lighting plan if you entertain in an alfresco or sala area.
The correct exterior lighting will create a welcoming and bright space. When outdoor lighting is combined with an outdoor heater, all your guests will be kept warm on a chilly night and enjoy the ambiance of the lights.
Dining rooms can also gain a warm cozy feeling with dimmable lights. These adjustable lights allow you to set the right mood when entertaining.
I have occasionally used the dining room as an ad hoc study area, and these lights will enable you to brighten up the study area for maximum focus.
So, with the correct lighting, you can enhance the overall illumination in your home.
The autumn and winter months no longer need to feel dull, gloomy, and cold.
If you are in Melbourne, Australia, feel free to explore the range of lighting options and LED downlights today, from Martec, or you can visit your local supplier.