Enjoying your home is crucial to a happy life. Our homes provide shelter and safety, but also that warm fuzzy feeling that makes us miss it as a person when we are away. When we are having a bad day, we just want to get home. Memories are made there, and life is lived there. What makes those moments so special is how we visualize them after they are gone. What images do we remember in our heads of birthdays and Christmases spent at home?
Undoubtedly we remember the people and pets we share them with, but the image is full of all the other details the eyes spot in the room. The wall and floor coverings and the quality of light on the day all affect how we recall what is in our mind’s eye. As decor lovers, we perhaps notice these things far more. Not only do our homes look great for entertaining, but the memories of our decor past sit with our fondest memories too.
If you have a big event coming up like an anniversary or dinner party, you may be thinking about changing some aspects of the decor in your entertaining room. Giving your home a fresh look in time for an event often limits the amount of work you do, but with some outside help, you can achieve a great deal in a week. Start with the walls, and see if they need any work. If they have been decorated in the last two years, they are likely to still be fresh, but perhaps would benefit from alternative lighting.
When we think about lighting our homes, we often direct light on specially chosen features. Maybe it is a piece of designer furniture or a bespoke decorative ornament. If you are thinking of installing additional lighting, you may benefit from talking to an electrician or retailer, or you can click here. Making sure your hard wired lighting is safe is essential. A professional can install anything you like, and even reduce your energy bill utilizing new technologies in energy efficiency.
The type of lighting that is most popular at the moment, is your ‘runway’ lighting. This is the term used to describe lighting along the paths or drive to your house. It can include decking lights that leads you from your patio door to an entertaining area in the garden too. This kind of lighting is often hardwired to provide more reliable light to allow people to navigate paths after dark. Solar lights are getting better, and work well enough if you live in sunnier climates.
Porch lights can drive homeowners mad with how many flies and other unwanted bugs they attract. As soon as you open your door, in they come. There are lights that attract fewer unwelcome house guests, or you could choose movement sensor lights that only come on as someone walks up the path. However you choose to improve the light quality in and around your home, ensure your electrics conform to national safety standards.