How to make better use of natural lighting indoors
If you could follow your day as if you were someone else watching from the outside, like a narrator in a movie, what would it look like? A fast-paced scene showing the day dawning and setting rapidly? Are you doing a thousand things at the same time, back and forth, and the day goes by?
When we are in a hectic routine, we don’t stop to pay attention to simple things that can benefit us in many aspects of life. Something we were used to not appreciate, especially with the arrival of technology. We are talking about natural lighting.
If someone asked you which places in your house have good natural light, would you be able to tell? And what do you do to take advantage of these bright spaces? Light can make the space appear warmer or cooler, and this impacts our perception and can even influence our mood and mood. After all, it’s vital to human beings.
You can make better use of natural lighting in your home and all the benefits it provides. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this post. Check out!
Everything in its best place
Often, we only realize the value of a well-lit environment when we’re not in one. Light can alter our perception of space, reveal contours, and alter surface boundaries, colors and textures. With it, we can better perceive everything around us and what we feel in relation to what we see.
It turns out it’s so automatic that we don’t rationalize and end up in that fast-paced scene in the movie. To make the best use of natural light indoors, open the windows first. It may seem trivial to say this, but it is not, because we really forget. With the creation of electrical energy, we grew used to resorting to the light switch, often without the need.
Now that you have this closer look at lighting, notice how spaces are being occupied in your home and the arrangement of furniture. Is your office desk in the best place to boost your productivity? And the bed, wouldn’t it be more comfortable in another position?
Perhaps the answer to that discomfort of the home office is precisely related to the location of your work desk. It is very different to work only with artificial light. It does not positively influence our body like natural light, which gives us more energy and increases productivity.
Imagine, then, if you spend hours in an environment with little light. You tend to feel more tired, sluggish and less awake. It’s as if our body receives the message that “it’s time to sleep”, as it prepares for it when there’s not much light, releasing the sleep hormone, melatonin.
The tip is: take your table to a space with good lighting inside the house and, if possible, move it closer to the window. Reorganize your furniture to free up space for better light intake.
Health and wellness
If there’s one thing that marks our school passage a lot, it’s the science class. We hear so many things about the sun and its importance in the lives of living beings, don’t we? How can you not remember the process of plant respiration, photosynthesis? But then we grow up and forget about many things we shouldn’t.
Here, let’s remember a little about the influence of light on our health. There is such a thing as a “daily circadian” rhythm, which is also known as an “internal clock”. It is our biological cycle, which is influenced by varying light and impacts alertness, mood, physical strength and the need to sleep.
Do you know when someone says, “Wow, my internal clock is out of order” to complain that the body is not functioning as it should day and night? Then that’s it.
By making better use of natural lighting indoors, your body can more easily get into the right rhythm. Your day can start really well if you spend a few minutes on the balcony or even in that little corner that gets a little sun. A good idea is to take your breakfast to these brighter spaces.
The economic aspect also counts.
The more light that comes in, the less there is a need to use artificial light. Leave it to actually use it when you need it.
By habit, it’s almost automatic to turn on the light even in the morning instead of opening the window. How about leaving reminders to start changing these automated behaviors? In addition to being healthier for the body, you reduce your energy bill.