The Power of Natural Light in a Home Office
Your environment has a huge impact on how productive you are. That means the temperature in your room, the color of your walls and the noise happening around you. One other important factor is lighting. Our brains function differently when we have natural light compared to artificial light.
When designing a space, if my Client is fortunate to have good natural light, using that natural light to the best of its advantage is optimal. This natural light also has a direct effect on wall colors, materials and furniture choices.
If that Client also has a home workspace, incorporating as much natural light into the space is key, science has done many studies and concluded that people who were exposed to daylight throughout the day were significantly more alert than those who worked in artificial light by day’s end.
Using the available natural light creates an atmosphere of comfort and good energy. Our bodies are nourished by sunlight and daylight, this becomes an important tool in achieving great harmony in a space.
If the Client wants to create a darker atmosphere or prefers to sleep in total darkness void of any light, shades and curtains can be installed to have the ability to control the sunlight. This is a personal choice and can easily be accommodated.
Some Clients choose a space solely based on the amount of natural light. For them the light creates a feeling of warmth and productivity.
Lighting, both artificial and natural is essential and a key design element for any space, affecting the overall feel and flow of a home.