The Psychology Behind Home Remodeling – Lighting

We’ve touched on the overall psychological benefits of remodeling and how the colors we choose for our home affect our psyche. Now, it’s time to learn how another key design element, lighting, also plays an essential role when it comes to our minds and bodies. We can’t always control the light that we’re exposed to throughout the day, but we can control the type of light that we expose ourselves to in our homes!

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Have you ever noticed that certain lighting makes you feel calm or relaxed, while other lighting puts you on high alert? Are you more productive in certain areas of your home? This is because light creates more than just a visual effect – it also impacts our psychology and overall well-being. BOWA’s experts believe that proper lighting can enhance your life at home and empower you to achieve your goals. This is why for our clients projects, we partner with only the best. Choosing a company with the right knowledge that can craft customized lighting solutions is crucial when it comes to achieving luxury, comfort, and beauty in a space.

Let the Sun Shine In!

When it comes to rooms in your home such as your office, you’ll want to make sure the space is able to receive an abundance of natural lighting. Daytime sunlight exposure can increase your productivity, improve sleep habits, and positively impact your overall quality of life. We’ll spare you the science-y details, but this has to do with circadian rhythms; the natural cycle that our bodies follow over a 24-hour period. One way to ensure a space is able to flood with sunlight is to implement large, tall windows like the ones from this recent whole-house renovation in Vienna.

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Brightness and Saturation

Aside from sunlight access through windows, it’s also important to pay attention to the brightness, hues, and saturation of the bulbs you select for a specific room. When a room has brighter and cooler lighting, it makes us more alert and can intensify our emotions. When a room is dimmer and has warmer lighting, we are likely to feel more relaxed. While brighter rooms generally have more positive effects when it comes to our cognitive function, rooms designed for lounging and decompressing, such as this custom home library, can benefit from dimmer lighting.

The beauty of Lighting Psychology is that it varies from person to person, so it’s important to use the right techniques that work for YOU! With help from experienced professionals, such as our team at BOWA, you have the ability to implement personalized lighting solutions within each area of your home. Utilizing Lighting Psychology as an interior design tool can greatly improve your well-being and quality of life.

The psychology behind home remodeling is something that motivates BOWA to deliver spaces that our clients can genuinely call a home; spaces where families can live better lives and memories can be made. Our experts are here to help and will provide guidance through every step of the process.

If you’re ready to get those project discussions rolling, contact us today!