The best part of the holidays is reconnecting with those you love most.
Simple lighting has power beyond mere illumination. Feng Shui tells us light is a form of energy. Architectural Psychology points out that human beings are drawn to light and avoid the dark. Lighting is a powerful tool for bringing people together – if you know how to use it.
Lighting your holiday table means illuminating faces to draw people together.
Think of the archetypal camp fire and how it invites everyone to gather ‘round. It’s in that circle we make eye contact and deepen connection. The holiday table (no matter its shape) is the place for such gathering. You can enhance this human connection by bringing light to the center of your dining table – with a pendant light, a chandelier or cluster of candles. The dim light around the edges of the room will enhance this and gather people together. Recessed ceiling lights alone cannot create this welcoming pool of light.