Natural light is the most efficient and beautiful way to light your home and minimise negative vibes. And there are several ways you can do this without spending too much money.
Allowing more of that all-important natural light into your home will make your home feel lighter and more airy. That’s got to be a good thing for everyone living in your home, as well as any visitors you might want to impress.
So what can you do if you feel your home needs more natural light? There are plenty of tricks that can help you so read on to learn more.
Install a Skylight
Skylights are relatively easy to install, and they can add a lot to a space. They’re particularly useful in dining spaces where the overhead natural light can really be used and appreciated.
Consider also skylights and light wells in hallways, bathrooms and even bedrooms where there is not an abundance of natural light.
As long as you find the right professionals who can carry out the work correctly and at a fair price, this could be one of the best home upgrades you make this year.
Arrange Your Furniture in the Right Way
If your home’s furniture is arranged that makes the natural light coming into the room go to waste, you need to change things around a little.
This is mostly an issue of ensuring the light shines where it’s most useful to you. It should shine on the seating area in the living room and the dining table in the dining room. Arrange the furniture to make that happen.
Also ensure you don’t have furniture blocking the sun’s ability to shine in a room. Move large peices away from the window and ensure curtains are pulled well back. In fact, install curtains so the rod extends beyond the window frame enabling you to pull back drapes as far as possible.
Remove Things on the Outside Blocking the Light
If there are things outside of your home standing between your windows and the sun, they’re obviously going to block the natural light and stop it from getting into your home.
That’s why you should work to remove things that are blocking it. It could be a bush, a shed or a tree. Whatever it is, you need to take action. Sydney Tree Co is one of many companies that can help with that sort of thing.
You don’t need to deal with this stuff alone.
Choose Smarter Window Dressings
Choosing big and bulky window dressings is usually not a good thing unless they can be pulled back to expose as much of the window as possible. Heavy curtains, swags and pelmets can limit the amount of natural light that actually gets through and be used in your home.
It’s much wiser to choose blinds for privacy but let as much light as possible into the room. They’re uusally quite cheap, and they do what you need them to do.
Reflect the Light Around the Room
Another good trick to try is reflecting the light around your living space. You might not have much natural light at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t accentuate it.
By adding more mirrors that will bounce the light around, the room will feel much lighter and more illuminated than it actually is.
You can also achieve a similar outcome with reflective metals. For example, a polished aluminium splashback in the kitchen or brushed copper cupboard doors in the bathroom.
Natural light will always be really important in your home, so you shouldn’t underestimate it for a second. If you can get more of into your home, you will feel more positive about your living space and you’ll enjoy actually spending time in it. That’s hard to do if there’s an absence of natural light.
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