When you think of winter, do you dread the cold, dark evenings or do you enjoy the thought of a cosy room filled with winter warmth? Lighting is key to creating a feeling of warmth in your home and with the range of LEDs available, it’s easier than ever to dispel those winter blues.There’s nothing quite like sitting in front of a glowing fire on a cold winter night. But not every home has a real fire, nor does everyone want the work of bringing in fuel and emptying the ashes. If that’s you, it’s LEDs to the rescue! A fire adds warmth to a room and provides a good focal point. There are a stunning range of LED fires available which flicker and glow just like the real thing. Because they’re lit by LEDs, they’re economical to run, environmentally friendly, and you don’t have to worry about being in a smokeless zone.
Bright lights make a room feel cold, so leave your centre luminaires switched off unless you need them for task lighting. Rather than using bright centre lights, having pools of light for mood lighting adds warmth to a room.
Low lighting such as table lamps are ideal for mood lighting, especially when fitted with LED bulbs. Existing table lamps can be given a quick make-over by draping scarves and beads across the shade. This would have been dangerous with old incandescent bulbs, but because LEDs don’t generate heat, the fabric won’t scorch and they will be quite safe.
Don’t forget to light alcoves and dark corners with uplighters and sconces. Use warm white LEDs – they give an ‘orangey’ glow which helps create a feeling of warmth during the winter months.
There are a host of ways you can add warmth to your home this winter without spending a fortune. And as an LED enthusiast, we know you like saving money as well as saving energy.