How to make the most of natural light in your home
The home is where the heart should dwell. It is where the basis of your fondest memories of family and friend are formed. This is why it is crucial to have a well-lit house to boost the feelings of welcome. This list will ensure that your home is well lit with a natural lighting instead of relying on any artificial appliances. Throw away those light bulbs and be ready to shine some light with some good, old-fashioned ideas.
- Go big and thin!
After consulting online blog posts and online stores that may help you discover new light enhancing products or furniture, such as brand names like Direct Furniture Land, try and think of what essential products your room needs. Sunlight is fantastic in large doses; whether this is for combatting S.A.D, depression or psoriasis, or just to brighten up your day, be sure to find a window that can encapsulate as much as natural light as possible. Try and find an appropriate place on your wall for a window and couple it with some blinds or thin curtains. The fabric should be translucent to keep your privacy a priority, but also let in that much-needed light.
- Sky Lights and Extensions
It’s always wise to invest in furniture that can provide access to the outside world. With roof top windows with either vaguely opaque or transparent glass, it is the perfect accessory for a flat roof, which will allow more sunlight to brighten up your room. Add to this a cool roof tiling to absorb more sunlight, as well as a potential skylight that can shine through your window, and your room will become a green haven that can be as bright at night as well as during the day. Do your bit for the environment by sprucing up your room as green as possible.
- Mirrors and their Shine
Trick your eyes with the illusion of a mirror to see your room as spacious and bright. For any reflective surface will use the power of perspective. If placed next to a window, the light will reflect off its surface and shine upon the walls of your room, leading to either some pretty patterns on the wall or spreading out the light evenly around the room to widen and enhance its colour and texture. To extend upon this, consider using white for your walls, as it is bright and can have some fun patterns and textures added to ensure it is beautiful as well as expansive.
- The Dark vs. The Light
When it comes to designing your room, a colour palette can bring a variety of tones and themes to your walls and floors. Whether you are looking for a modernistic variety of black and white, or a pastel palette for a children’s bedroom, always remember that dark colours will take away the effect of natural light upon your walls. Dark colours will absorb your natural light. So be careful with the furniture and paints you decide to use. Try and mix a variety of wood and textures together as cheap and dark paint will only take away from your design.