A report by Wren Kitchens has revealed how different room lighting can affect family life, work and even dating.
A quarter of respondents say the right lighting improves their wellbeing
Lighting experts TLW Global comment on the impact of lighting economically and aesthetically
The way in which you light up a room has a major bearing on our emotions, as well as how we perceive the room, according to a new report
The survey by Wren Kitchens has revealed that certain types of light fittings are key in getting our spaces right for family life, work and even dating at home.
Using a range of images with different lighting, the study revealed how different set ups can vary how people feel.
So if you want you’re wanting to create a romantic setup, or if you’re just looking to create a space which allows you to relax and chill, check out the lighting styles that are most suited to helping you achieve a romantic, productive or relaxed vibe.
Lighten the load with warm lighting options
A quarter of the UK says that the right lighting in their home can make a difference and improve their wellbeing, with 30% of respondents saying it can help them de-stress.
The report revealed that warm lighting had an array of positive impacts on people’s emotions and feelings.
Almost half (48%) of respondents said that warm lighting improved their mood, while 50 per cent said they felt calmer and 52% said it made them feel happy. More than two thirds (70%) said that the lighting made them feel warm while 65% said it was cosy and relaxed.
Along with the positive sentiment brought on by the lighting choices, the set up was the favourite for entertaining and hosting dinner parties, with a third of people selecting this arrangement and 30 per cent say it is the most welcoming.
White and dimmer lighting; A Flicker of Romance
White lighting with dimming options was dubbed the most alluring with more than half (53%) of homeowners stating it to be the most romantic.
So, if you’re looking to create a romantic feeling or just looking to impress that special someone, white lighting with dimming options maybe the best option!
Spotlights shine for functionality and productivity
While a variety of lighting can be used for getting the mood right, the use of spotlights is the favoured option for those practical uses.
41% think that the spotlight lighting is the best option for cooking, while nearly a third (31%) say it is the best lighting for working at home.
It’s no surprise that the lighting is so highly thought of when getting down to work with nearly two thirds (65%) saying they think it’s the brightest, 47% stating that it’s the most vibrant and 70 per cent saying it’s the cleanest.
Commenting on the findings, Laura Shutkever from TLW Global, stated “Lighting is often an afterthought for those planning a kitchen however, lighting should be thought of as one of the most important and vital aspects of the design.
“A kitchen that is lit well with LED lighting is more stylish, safer, energy efficient and more enjoyable to use. LED technology is now so advanced that it can last for up to 18 years and adapt to any style or layout of kitchen.”