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THE SEASONAL EDIT

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5tips to light up your life

As we adjust to autumn and fewer hours of daylight , it ’ s the perfect time to rethink how lighting works in your home . Just a few changes can greatly enhance ambience and atmosphere – and lift your spirits , too
Just as nature is known to have benefits for our health , the quality and quantity of light in our homes can also play a role in boosting us through table lamps to create pockets of light around a room . And then add some task lighting .
3 . READ THE ROOM
By strategically placing an adjustable lamp , you can create a cosy , designated reading nook to curl up in on dark nights without flooding the whole room with light . “ Our Moby task light allows you to adapt the angle of the lamp and direct the light , making
Bell , Cotswold Company Accessories Buyer . On dark mornings , switching on an overhead light can feel harsh – a bedside lamp with lower light levels allows a more gentle start to your day .
4 . GO INTO THE SHADE
“ Update your lampshades for autumn ,” continues Laura . “ Choose lighter or warmer fabric shades
darker ones , creating a cosy and intimate feel . Our new natural seagrass small cloche and wide dome pendants are handwoven with a pretty linear pattern . This allows soft light to shine through , throwing patterns around the room .” energy levels , as well as productivity and decision-making , the right lighting can help you stay positive through autumn and beyond .
1 . LAYER UP
Think of your lighting in three layers . Base lighting is usually a wall or ceiling light that you turn on to illuminate the whole room . Mood lighting creates a sense of atmosphere , while the third element , functional or task lighting , includes reading lamps and spotlights . Thoughtfully layering all three will give your space a warm and welcoming ambience .
2 . BREAK IT DOWN
Try walking around your home in the evening and see if you can spot if there are any dark corners where additional lighting could make
5 . HAVE A LIGHTBULB MOMENT
With a range of colour temperatures – from Warm White to Cool White – to choose from , the right lightbulb can help set the mood . In the Kelvin temperature scale , the whiter the bulb colour , the higher the temperature range . Warm White sits at 3000K and is the most popular choice for LED bulbs . A soft yellow , it ’ s great for the spaces we relax in , such as bedrooms and living rooms . At 4000K , Cool White is noticeably brighter , and its crisp light is more suitable for
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