October 31, 2020

Most productive lighting for WFH office workers

  • A report by Wren Kitchens has revealed how different room lighting can affect work life
  • Warm lighting has been found to be the biggest impact on people’s positivity 
  • If you’re trying to create a romantic setting, white lighting with dimmer features have been found to be the most alluring 
  • Spotlights have been found to drive the highest productivity for people working from home

The way in which you light up a room has a major bearing on our emotions, as well as our productivity, according to a new report.

The report by Wren Kitchens has revealed that certain types of light fittings are key in getting our spaces right for working from home as we’re asked to stop our return to the office.

Using a range of images with different lighting, the study questioned respondents on how different set ups can vary how people feel.

So if you want you’re wanting to create a romantic setup, or if you’re just looking to create a space which allows you to relax and chill, check out the lighting styles that are most suited to helping you achieve a romantic, productive or relaxed vibe.

Spotlights shine for functionality and productivity

Nearly a third of people (31%) say that spotlights are the best lighting options for home working…

(But warm lighting is better to de-stress after working from home so it’s good to ensure you finish work so warm lighting benefits with 30 percent of respondents saying it can help them de-stress.)

Lighten the load with warm lighting options

A quarter of the UK says that the right lighting in their home can make a difference and improve their well being, with 30 percent of respondents saying it can help them de-stress.

The report revealed that warm lighting had an array of positive impacts on people’s emotions and feelings.

Almost half (48%) of respondents said that warm lighting improved their mood, while 50 percent said they felt calmer and 52 per cent said it made them feel happy. More than two thirds (70%) said that the lighting made them feel warm while 65 percent said it was cosy and relaxed.

Along with the positive sentiment brought on by the lighting choices, the set up was the favourite for entertaining and hosting dinner parties, with a third of people selecting this arrangement and 30 percent say it is the most welcoming.

White and dimmer lighting; A Flicker of Romance

White lighting with dimming options was dubbed the most alluring with more than half (53%) of homeowners stating it to be the most romantic.

So, if you’re looking to create a romantic feeling or just looking to impress that special someone, white lighting with dimming options maybe the best option!

Spotlights shine for functionality and productivity

While a variety of lighting can be used for getting the mood right, the use of spotlights is the favoured option for those practical uses.

Forty-one per cent think that the spotlight lighting is the best option for cooking, while nearly a third (31%) say it is the best lighting for working at home.

It’s no surprise that the lighting is so highly thought of when getting down to work with nearly two thirds (65%) saying they think it’s the brightest, 47 per cent stating that it’s the most vibrant and 70 percent saying it’s the cleanest.

Commenting on the findings, Darren Watts, Creative Director at Wren Kitchens, stated:

“Lighting is often overlooked during the design stage of kitchens, however it’s an important aspect to incorporate right from the beginning. Always consider where the room gets natural light when making decisions. Good lighting can take a kitchen from functional to fantastic, as clever placement can make your kitchen look bigger and fiddly food preparation easier by illuminating the workspace.

The first step is to work out where you want lighting to illuminate space where you really need it – such as spotlights above your hobs and counters.

It’s then important to consider adding accent lighting for visual interest. This could be a statement ceiling light above your island or bold floor-lamps placed strategically around the room.”

Full information can be seen at https://www.wrenkitchens.com/blog/lighting-suit-mood/