With the advent of summer come the year’s longest days and warmest weather. Curating your home’s interior lighting to function well in every season takes time, consideration, and careful planning. Here are three ideas to spark creativity when considering interior lighting choices this summer.

Consider Your Goals

Will this summer be bright and busy with new opportunities and progress? Or is the summer a time of relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation? Answers to questions like these will help inform your lighting choices and how you curate your space. It is also important to take into account the cardinal direction that the doors and windows of your space face. Facing eastward provides bright morning sun for you early risers while facing north provides steady soft light throughout the day. Let this knowledge inform your decisions on curating the light in your bedroom, office, living area, and the rest of your home.

Purposeful Statement Pieces

Is your space missing that certain “je ne sais quoi”?  A thoughtfully designed and articulated statement lighting piece can breathe new life into your space.  Take the Arca from one of our distinguished partners in lighting, Cerno.  The Arca is a linear pendant lighting fixture constructed with beautifully warm-toned wood and aluminum.  Measuring 4’1″ x 24″, 17″, the Arca is designed to fit perfectly above a kitchen island, dinner table, or bar counter in your home.  The right statement piece can elevate your space from good to great.  

Enjoy the Outdoors!

I would argue our best summer memories are made outdoors. Taking advantage of the natural light available to you can help connect and blur the lines between the inside and outside of your home. Is the morning light a little intense coming through your window? Reduce the impact but keep the natural light by investing in some high-quality linen drapes. Whether you’re enjoying late-night cocktails with friends illuminated by beautiful string lights or sipping your morning brew with the sunrise on your face, maximize your connection to nature this summer.

Touch base with us today and let us help you curate your space to usher in beautiful new memories this summer.