Traditionally the classic kiwi home has one main lighting option built in to every room - a basic E27 fitting bang-smack in the middle of the ceiling just waiting for it's glaring 100W standard light bulb.
Unless you're planning a surgery in your living room it's unlikely that a bare, bright central light bulb is going to be the best option for you. Mostly because this kind of light is really, really unfriendly!
Lamp light, on the other hand, is 100% friendly. It's cosy and warm and inviting. The warm glow of a lamp makes everything better, especially when the winter starts closing in and the only thing you want to do is get cosy on the couch. No matter what you're doing, the gentle glow of a lamp can create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere that simply can't be matched by other forms of lighting.
One of the main reasons that lamp light is so delightful is its soft, delicious warmness. Unlike bare overhead lighting or retina-searing task lighting the diffuse glow of a lamp creates an environment that is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. Similar to the cosy light from a fire, lamp light says "sit down, take a load off, the day is done."
Another advantage of lamp light is its versatility. Lamps come in all shapes and sizes and can be used in almost every room in the house. Whether you're looking for a desk lamp to help you focus on work, a floor lamp to provide ambient lighting in your living room, or a table lamp to add a cozy touch to your bedroom, there is a lamp out there that is perfect for you! There is no such thing as too many lamps!
Finally, it's worth noting that lamp light can be a more energy-efficient option than other forms of lighting because lamps typically use lower-wattage bulbs! Lower-wattage bulbs consume less energy and can help you save money on your electricity bill. Feel cosy and save money...win-win! The warm glow of a lamp can also make a space 'feel' warmer to your brain, which means that in the colder months it's easier to 'cosy up' instead feeling cold and sad - physically and psychologically!
Adding more lamps to your home decor is an excellent way to enhance your space and make it feel more inviting and comfortable...table lamps, floor lamps, hanging lamps...get ready for the colder months and say NO to your 100W bulb ;)