The best part of the holidays is reconnecting with those you love most.
Enhance people-to-people connection by lighting your dining table
Think of the glowing faces of family and friends around your table. Fine-tuning your lighting can create this powerful bonding environment.
Lighting the holiday table is more than mere illumination. Feng Shui tells us light is a form of energy. Interior 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.
Think of the archetypal camp fire and how it invites everyone to gather ‘round. It’s in that circle we make eye contact and strengthen our deepest connections. Gathering at the holiday table (no matter its shape) is the place for such connections.
Enhance connections with the people you love most by bringing light to the center of your dining table: pendant light, chandelier or cluster of candles.
– Dim light around the edges of the room will enhance this feeling and gather people together.
– Recessed ceiling lights alone give a room all the warmth of a hotel lobby.
– Not only does this work for the holidays, it works for any time your family gathers for a meal.
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What part of your holiday table (besides the food ;-D ) makes you the happiest? Share your ideas in the comments below.