Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which has many people preparing to “set the mood” at home. Lighting has one of the greatest impacts on setting the mood. Here are a couple ways lights can help you get romance ready:
Dim the Lights
When lights are dimmed low, the room becomes softer, more inviting, and immediately more comfortable. Dim lights elicit a calming quality, helping decrease stress and make everyone feel at ease.
Heat Things Up with Warm Tones
The other factor at play when setting the mood with lighting is colour temperature. Colour temperature is a unit of measure for absolute temperature that is expressed in kelvins (K).
Color temperatures over 5000 K are called cool colors (bluish white), while lower colour temperatures (2700–3000 K) are called warm colors (yellowish-white through red). The choice is a question of personal preference, but warm colours are usually more romantic because they mimic the cozy, warm light of candlelight.
A qualified electrician can help you put these simple ideas into action. Consider installing dimmer switches in your bedroom, dining room, and/or living room. This allows you to have total control over the brightness to create the perfect mood. Wall sconces are another way to add soft lighting at home.
Don’t fret too much though. Everyone knows the real magic happens when the lights go out!