Natural lighting can transform the interior of your home during the day. Not only is natural lighting beautiful, but it comes with so many benefits. Natural light wakes you up in the morning, gives you a daily dose of Vitamin D, and just brightens the mood.
Home owners are often disappointed when they discover that their new home does not offer as much natural lighting as they would like. Whether you decide to build a new home or purchase a home, there are ways to brighten up your space without turning on all of the lights.
Here are 5 ways to bring natural light into your home.
If your house has windows that allow minimal light to pass through, consider installing larger windows. Larger windows allow more light to pass and brighten up a room. If installing regular windows are not an option, installing skylights on the ceiling are a great way to get natural light to beam directly into a room. Skylights bring in more light than a standard window is capable of doing.
Cleaning your windows on a regular basis is a quick and easy way to make sure natural sunlight is coming through your windows properly. Getting rid of smudges and grime on the inside and outside of your windows keeps everything looking clean and bright.
Adding mirrors to your home is a cheap way to increase natural light. Mirrors reflect light and bounce sunlight around the room. Placing mirrors in dark hallways and small rooms can lighten and brighten the atmosphere.
Light colors reflect the light that comes into a room unlike dark colors. Cool-toned wall paint is a major way to incorporate more light in your home. Adding light colored furniture and home decor will open up the space in your home. Metallic and acrylic accents reflect light and give the illusion of more open space as well.
Large tree limbs can cover windows and block sunlight. In order to maximize natural light potential, trim long branches that hang over windows. If you are planting new trees or bushes, position them away from windows or glass doors.
Create open space
Less is more when it comes to decorating your home. The less clutter you have, the more space you have for light to pass through. Simplicity saves money and keeps your home looking crisp and clean.
Natural light is one of the most pleasant ways to illuminate a room but sometimes it can be hard to come by. No home owner should feel like they are living in darkness. These five fixes can help you bring sunshine to any room in your house.
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