Natural light can do wonders to a home. Sunlight plays a very important role in our lives by giving us vitamin D that keeps us happy and healthy. Having a room with lots of light offers a warm and cozy feel that keeps you in a better mood. Here are some helpful tips to maximize the amount of lighting in your home!
Keep windows clear
The easiest way to bring light into a room is to make sure nothing is blocking the windows. The trees and bushes surrounding your home might be giving you a little privacy, but might be blocking sunlight from entering the home. The trees and bushes might also block solar warmth in the cold winter months. Make sure the sunlight can easily make it into your home.
Dirt on the windows can also block a large amount of natural light. Keep the windows clean and clear of obstruction. Make it a point to open the curtains and blinds all the way during the day is a good routine to get into.
Installing a Skylight or Solar Tube
A skylight illuminates the room in a way that makes the room look bigger than it is. Even the most cramped spaces seem bigger from the addition of a skylight. Solar tubing is another option. Solar tubes are versatile enough to move through multiple floors, making sunlight even possible in the basement! Investing in either of these options will definitely add to the value of your home.
Mirrors can help light up every part of your house. Just adding a mirror will double the amount of light in the room and help the room seem bigger than it actually is. A short hallway can appear infinitely bigger with the addition of a mirror.
Adding shiny objects that sunlight can reflect off of can add brightness to a room. Clear furniture, shiny glass, gold and silver are a few things that sunlight can reflect off of. This will reduce the amount of light that is absorbed by the furniture.
The colors of your walls play a large role in determining how bright your room is. Colors can absorb and reflect light. Darker colors absorb light. It is important to configure the darker colored walls to be further away from windows, as they may absorb most of the incoming light. Darker colors definitely add a dramatic feeling to a room, but be sure to have multiple windows in the room to allow the maximum amount of light. Lighter colors bounce light off them and can make any space look larger and more radiant.
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