During the winter months, statistics say that Americans suffer from Seasonal Effective Disorder which leads to depression. This disorder is directly attributed to the darkness of the season. With daylight savings, it is dark out by 4:30pm! We as humans crave sunlight which has been said to raise levels of serotonin in our bodies. Serotonin is the chemical our brain makes that makes us happy, so without sunlight, we are more at risk for feeling depressed. Scientists are saying that there is artificial light that can replace sunlight and may improve our moods during the winter. In fact, studies have shown that people exposed to natural light are more productive, achieve a better sense of well-being, and are more positive.
In the same vein, we are absolutely in love with the concept of channeling MORE sunlight into our homes or offices via “Solatube” tubular lighting. Solatube tubular daylighting devices are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows simply can’t reach. Sometimes called “tubular skylights,” “light tubes,” “sun pipes,” and even “light tunnels,” Solatube lighting has become the ideal solution for lighting interiors in a cost-effective, energy-efficient and eco-friendly way because they significantly reduce the need for electricity while keeping people connected to the outdoor environment. So, if you’re looking to do some renovations in your home, you should consider this type of lighting- your psyche will thank you!
A wonderful way to flood in natural light, skylights offer a unique design element to any room. We especially love seeing skylights in a shower/bath stall. A great way to open up a renovated attic space is to cut in skylights to take away from the otherwise stuffy vibe. Skylights- even on gloomy days- are a great energy saver as you don’t need to turn on as many lights and thus you save money on electricity. Below are some gorgeous skylights that we would LOVE to have in our own homes!
One of our favorite holidays is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! This Thursday we will enjoy being with family and friends while feasting on delicious homemade food! Aside from the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, we’re greatly looking forward to decorating our dining table with sweet Autumnal decor. We combed the internet earlier today to find some tablescape inspiration- check them out!