The way in which you light up a room has a major bearing on our emotions, as well as how we perceive the room, according to a new report. The report by Wren Kitchens has revealed that certain types of light fittings are key in getting our spaces right for family life, work and even dating in the home.
So if you want you’re wanting to create a romantic setup, or if you’re just looking to create a space which allows you to relax and chill, check out the lighting styles that are most suited to helping you achieve a romantic, productive or relaxed vibe.
Lighten the load with warm lighting options
The report revealed that warm lighting had an array of positive impacts on people’s emotions and feelings. Along with the positive sentiment brought on by the lighting choices, the set up was the favourite for entertaining and hosting dinner parties.
White and dimmer lighting; A Flicker of Romance
If you’re looking to create a romantic feeling or just looking to impress that special someone, white lighting with dimming options maybe the best option!
Spotlights shine for functionality and productivity
While a variety of lighting can be used for getting the mood right, the use of spotlights is the favoured option for those practical uses.
Commenting on the findings, Darren Watts, Creative Director at Wren Kitchens, stated: “Lighting is often overlooked during the design stage of kitchens, however it’s an important aspect to incorporate right from the beginning. Always consider where the room gets natural light when making decisions. Good lighting can take a kitchen from functional to fantastic, as clever placement can make your kitchen look bigger and fiddly food preparation easier by illuminating the workspace.
The first step is to work out where you want lighting to illuminate space where you really need it – such as spotlights above your hobs and counters.
It’s then important to consider adding accent lighting for visual interest. This could be a statement ceiling light above your island or bold floor-lamps placed strategically around the room.”