2020 has begun, it’s time for redecoration.
My partner and I moved in to my parents home in last November.
Furniture, we reduced much and organized the rooms to truly make ourselves at home.
Curtains, some were changed out of necessity and some are remained.
And lights, just leaving untouched. Because we could install our favorite lights without changing the present conditions.
Sometimes something works better than expected, this IKEA light is the one, that is simple and practical with very affordable price.
It gives enough light, we are happy with it as a main light in our previous apartments.
It is versatile, I can attach it to almost anywhere.
Behind the TV is this light.
Saved from one of discarded boxes generated by relocation project at the office.
Another one is attached to the cabinet shelf in the undressing room next to the shower room.
At 5:00 a.m. it’s still dark.
Dim light through a translucent door for reading books in the tub in early morning.
It’s one of the pleasures.
For the nighttime, it’s dark and It’s fine. Brain and eyes are calming down to fall sleep smoothly.
My mom comes down and says “this room needs more light”, she likes well-lit room.
In Japan, a ceiling light is a general option for rooms.
Those are my grandma’s, when the house was rebuilt she chose what she liked. Later my dad also used.
It comes with a remote controller so that dad could turn off the light from his bed.
The light is adjustable in dimmer.
We thought we might use them someday, not now..
For me and my partner, fluorescent light is cold due to its white color, and feel like being in the office or hospital.
Everything looks clearer that makes me squint my eyes often.
On another topic, I decided to open a small school here.
Offering an English conversation lesson.
It’ll only for limited neighbors who know our family well, it can help to ensure safety for both.
From this year, English class has become a mandatory in both elementary school and junior high school.
Starting with the change, speaking skill will be evaluated more in following generations.
No thought of profit from this activity, yet if I offer a place speaking in English it’d be useful for neighbors.
Normally I’m working at home, so I can adjust time relatively easily.
Schedule management and accounting always take sometime, luckily WordPress.com has booking management plugins that help reducing manual labor by apps such as showing google calendar on the website. I think I can get some help in accounting from free app, too.
Anyway, we took off those ceiling lights and will attach pendant lights.
While redecorating the living room where I’ll invite people, I thought a pendant light will fit better.
Hope it could turn out well, but if it won’t I wouldn’t lose anything.
I have a place, strong courage and nice light. Let’s give it a try.