As we move into winter, there’s a different quality to the sunlight. Yes, there’s less of it as dusk falls earlier and we wake to darker mornings. But as winter sets in, the light seems weaker, too. More muffled, somehow. But this milkier winter light isn’t inferior – it’s just different.
It can be beautiful, laced with early morning mists. Or dramatic, as the sun dips swiftly below the silhouetted skyline. And dark evenings make coming home so much more welcoming.
But the quality of light can affect how we feel, so we need to consider it consciously. At home, we can work alongside the weaker light. We can beckon in the slender natural light at every opportunity – and compensate with creative lighting solutions.
So in anticipation of the clocks going back next week, here’s how to work with the weaker winter light inside your comfy, cosy winter home…