Lighting is an important part when one is creating a comfortable home for the family. Mood lighting can efficiently be achieved. This is by considering different aspects when making choices for the lights and their positions in the room. This enables one to create a perfect atmosphere for different occasions and activities in the specific room.
There are three things that one has to consider when creating mood using the light of a room. These are the level of light, the colour of light and the effect the light has on other surfaces and objects in the room. Though different moods are required for different occasions, one doesn’t have to change the lighting system every time. One should ensure they install lights whose brightness can easily be adjusted. Lamp shades and covers can be used to change the colour.
The colour of light is a great aspect in creating mood. Different colours create different feelings when used in lighting. The colour blue creates a cooling and very refreshing feel when used. Yellow, just like the sun, creates an uplifting and active mood in a room. Green is a relaxing colour though it’s also quite active. Red also creates a relaxing and cozy mood. It is also well known for creating a romantic mood. One should therefore consider this and place the correctly coloured lampshades or bulbs to create the feeling they desire.
The level of lighting is also a great aspect. Bright light is associated with an active and vibrant feeling. It is mainly used in busy rooms. They are also used for reading. However, very bright light is glaring and makes people uncomfortable. Dim light creates a calm and relaxing effect. It is also sleep inducing. It is therefore a great option in bedrooms during the night. Dim light also creates romantic moods. This can be achieved by placing lights under translucent shades or simply installing lights that can be turned dim. They can also bock bright light with opaque objects to make them less bright.
Light has different effects on surfaces and objects in a room depending on their colour and position in the room. Light creates shadows, depth, reflections and has focal points depending on its position in a room Rooms with reflecting surfaces like mirrors in the bedroom, make dim light look brighter as it is greatly reflected to other surfaces. One should therefore avoid bright light in such rooms. Candles can be placed around the bedroom as this creates a very relaxing mood when reflected. One should also colour the walls a room with bright or dull colours according to the function of the room. This ensures that the lighting blends in thus avoiding glares or making the light look too dim.
Mood lighting is therefore an important aspect in different rooms in a home. It is essential for every room to have the correct mood so that its purpose it met. For it to be effectively achieved, one should consider the three tips that ensure this effect is properly achieve.