Simple tips to let in more light into your home
Flooding your home with tonnes of natural light makes your interiors look light, airy and spacious. Beyond the aesthetic benefits, natural light is healthy for you! It acts as a natural disinfectant against bacteria and boosts your immune system. It helps in keeping you more productive, happy and positive! Now you know why the elders at home insist on opening the windows early every morning! It also reduces your electricity consumption, keeping electricity bills a lot more economical. Here are some things you can do to bring in more natural light into your home:
- Make the most of your windows!
Most of us don’t have the option of putting in bay or bow windows. So adorn your existing windows with light curtains, pull them back to let the light flood your rooms. Avoid placing heavy furniture in front of your windows or close to it.
- Skylight sense
If you’re building a new home, you can consider incorporating skylight into your design. It will illuminate your room and lift it up to look jaw-droppingly gorgeous. It comes in a variety of designs for all kinds of homes.
- Choose the right window treatment
Lighter colours in your curtains will let in more light while keeping privacy intact. Sheer drapes come in plenty of shades and can be paired with heavy ones to balance the room. Or you could try out shades and blinds, depending on the décor of the room. The size and shape of your window should also be considered.
- Use of wall and ceiling colours
Keep it light in the room when you are picking out wall paints. Also ensure your ceiling is lighter than your walls. Go with white if your walls are white — it’s our personal favourite! Matte finish paints are also great for reflecting light.
- Mirror, mirror, on the wall!
Use mirrors opposite to windows — it will reflect the light from the windows while creating an illusion of having more windows. You can also go for the Armadio wardrobe with lacquered glass shutters for shiny reflective surfaces.
Leave comments below if any of these tips worked for you!