While you’re spending all that time indoors this winter why not brighten up your life with better living area lighting? Don’t underestimate the power of interior lighting, especially during the season’s shorter days. In your living area, create a light scape that lights up tasks and highlights the room’s best features.
LED and compact fluorescent bulbs provide plenty of light for just pennies and come in different color temperatures to help set the mood. Choose daylight style bulbs for bright true-to-life light or go with soft white bulbs for a warmer ambiance.
Arrange fixtures near furnishings to provide plenty of light for reading and visiting, and use overhead lighting to fill in and enlarge the space.
You can also use dimmers to control lighting effects and occupancy sensors to help lower your energy use.