Beazer Homes Provides Back to School Lighting Tips for Your Home Office
As those summer nights get shorter and your family refocuses on work and school routines after vacation, Beazer Homes has gathered their best lighting tips to enhance the mood, and more importantly, productivity in your home’s office and study spaces.
Proper lighting is important to ensure you’re not straining your eyes reading email, studying, or staring at a screen. The first step is to evaluate the balance of light in your work space. Is there natural light? If so, is there too much where it causes you to squint to see your computer or read printed documents? Consider window coverings that filter but don’t block natural light for better visual balance.
The goal is to provide a mix of task and ambient light so that you can see what you’re doing in a space, but there aren’t lighting hot spots that create distractions while you’re working. Glare is the result of a large contrast between the dark and light areas of your room and can happen when you have too much light coming from the outside or from too many fixtures inside your room.
While more substantial ceiling fixtures can establish a good amount of ambient light, each work station should also have task lighting to account for those specialized activities like reading fine print or crafting. Think desk lamps, swing lamps, under cabinet lighting for built in workstations, etc.
Last but certainly not least, inject some fun into your home office lighting design. No one wants to always be working, but if you’ve got to frequent your home office at least include some accent lighting like sconces or pendants to inject some style and inspire creativity while you work.