When we look at the design of our homes, we often focus on the home’s floor plan and the overall style of our homes. But, an often overlooked part of our home’s features is its interior lighting design. In fact, not only is interior lighting overlooked – homeowners often underestimate the value of well-thought-out lighting design. While lighting your home makes a difference in its functionality and the aesthetics of your home, lighting can do so much more.
Lighting Affects Our Mental and Physical Wellbeing
Think about how you’ve felt when you’ve walked into a home that is dimly lit. You probably immediately felt sluggish, perhaps even a little sad for no particular reason. Now, think about how you feel when you walk into a well-illuminated room, with focal points that add character and design to the room. Your spirits probably feel lifted and you feel more energized.
Well, it turns out, there’s a bit of science to understanding how lighting impacts our moods. The most obvious example is what happens to our mental and physical health during the winter months versus the spring and summer months.
Spring and summer often revitalize and energy us. Our outlooks are often more optimistic and we find ourselves being more productive. Contrast that to what happens during the long dark days of winter, when we just want to hide under the covers. We feel like doing less and some of us even battle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and feel gloomy until the season passes.
An Efficient Lighting Design Can Improve Your Outlook 12 Months Out of the Year
Science shows that simply changing the light in your home can yield a happier you. It can also enhance your cognitive function, elevate your mood, and increase your level of alertness and performance.
And that’s not all. Light has even shown to be as therapeutic as Prozac for people affected by SAD.
So, if you want to have more productive days at work, complete your next running sprint in a faster time, or feel more like Bert from Mary Poppins, an interior lighting solution may be just what’s in order.
Lighting is Both Science and Art
The science behind a good lighting design can’t be disputed. An effective strategy can make all the difference in our mood and production levels.
A good lighting strategy doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a skilled lighting professional to truly understand the technical aspects of lighting design. A lighting expert will take into account the electrical components of the design as well as how the design will affect you and your family.
- Is the lighting design aesthetically pleasing?
- Is it functional?
- Will you and your family enjoy your home more?
- Does the lighting plan enhance the safety of your home?
- Will the lighting design improve the mood of the home’s occupants?
The technical and creative expertise required for an optimal lighting design can’t be overstressed.
A lighting designer will factor in the size of your home, your personality, the height of your ceilings, the interior colors of your home, the amount of light coming into the home through windows, and so much more.
Professional lighting design can change your reality within your home. It’s that important.
Don’t leave the lighting of your home to chance. Contact Illuminations Lighting Design to design and implement a functional, aesthetically pleasing, mood-enhancing lighting design that fits your needs.
Our Houston lighting designers are passionate about serving clients all across Houston and the surrounding areas of Waller, Baytown, Bellaire, Katy, Pasadena, Deer Park, Webster, Stafford, and more.
Let us bring light into your home for all seasons. We want to make it happen.