Creating the perfect atmosphere using lighting

There are many ways to change the atmosphere and create different moods within your home.

This can be done through colour schemes, furniture layout, playing music within the room, different decorations and paintings, but most easily – through playing with lighting.

Each room in the home is used for a different purpose, and you can completely change the atmosphere in the room using something as simple as a different colour or style of lighting.

If you are looking for an electrician to install a certain light or even sound system, you can always check their website, to see if they offer this kind of service.

You may want to change the mood of a certain room dependent on the occasion, e.g. are you hosting a lively dinner party or a relaxing meal for two? Maybe you want to ‘set the mood’ with fiery red colour, or create a tranquil and inviting atmosphere for guests with a mellow yellow colour.

A great way to manage the control over light colour is to install LED strip lighting, or an alternative lighting system that allows you to manually change and control over the lighting colour in each room.

The best way to do this is to see an electrician who can help you with this.

See below for a quick guide to setting the mood via colour:

  • Yellow: yellow creates a feeling of warmth and is quite uplifting and cheery. This type of lighting is best to create a relaxing atmosphere, maybe for a calm night in on the couch.
  • Red: using red lighting will create the feeling of fiery intensity within the room, perfect for a lively party or a romantic dinner.
  • Blue: we tend to feel calmer and at ease when we are around blue lighting.
  • Green: a green light makes us feel as though we are closer to nature and can create a sense of tranquillity and vitality.