light is a multitasker. it perpetuates safety and offers reassuring comfort; it indulges us with its vivacious vibrations; and its flicker can change a space from lackluster to luminous just like that! so, if you feel like your fire is out, how about 33 ways to light up a room and your life?
no. 1: SUNLIGHT
a few ideas….
open your space to as much natural light possible
devote a space near windows for soaking up the sun!
buy fresh fruits, veggies, and flowers – they required sunlight to grow and effuse its chi!
play with imagery or artwork of the sun rising, setting, or sitting pretty in the sky.
pursue pieces (art, décor, clothing!) that bask in sunshine colors
use a mirror to reflect the sun – especially if you’re in pursuit of a new direction.
hang a Swarovski crystal in the window – and don’t forget to clean both occasionally so nothing dims their sparkle!
no. 2: LIGHTING
when natural light isn’t available, rest assure a cast is ready to assume her part…
add accent lighting to call attention to something (spotlights) or make a space feel taller (up-lights).
employ task lighting – like desk or table lamps – to zone in on your focus zone.
dial into downward beams when cozy-and-settled is your craving.
stimulate energy with ambient lighting (chandeliers, recessed lights, or overheads), and don’t hesitate to flip the house lights on when you’re in a slump.
install dimmers so a mood change only requires a flick of the wrist.
warm up a room with incandescent bulbs and linger in that soft orange glow.
“up” the bulb wattage around you when you need an easy pick me up around your space!
no. 3: ELECTRICITY
rekindle the night lights.
bring home a a salt lamp.
string the twinkling lights.
illuminate with under cabinet lighting.
gather around the TV for a family movie night.
no. 4: FIRE
light those candles – and keep matches nearby so that the impulse isn’t lost!
cook over an open fire. (glamping, anyone?)
light the fire place / fire pit.
play with sparklers.
no. 5: REFLECTIVE SURFACES
shine up those metals.
polish your mirrors.
consider a semi-gloss or high gloss paint along the baseboards.
insist on following the call of a disco ball?
partner with anything that glimmers, sparkles or shines.
play up a room with the color white and its posse of pastel hues.
bring in a little iridescence.
open up some space.
prioritize whatever makes you SMILE. and always…
say a prayer for Spirit’s light. xo