With the hour falling back, we’re suddenly in darkness before you can cook dinner. It’s time to see how we can get as much light into your home while it’s there…
Sunlight has a huge effect on how we enjoy certain spaces; not only does it give you vitamin D, but puts you in a better mood. Natural light has been proven that it brightens up a mood psychologically; it can provide the illusion of space broadening to the exterior as well as create a livelier space. Natural light is therapeutical, thus great for putting one at ease, which allows one to be more on task.
So open up those curtains.
Here are our top five tips in bringing more natural light into your home.
#1 Sun Tunnel Skylights
Sun tunnel skylights are a very underrated source of natural sunlight. They are similar to skylights but not as large and look like a large pendent light that can double as an artificial light fixture. The sun tunnels can bring natural lighting into a top floor room that otherwise would not get any natural lighting.
#2 Lighter paint colours
Lighter colours tend to reflect more light; therefore giving the illusion that there is more light bouncing around the room. You can still paint the room your favourite colour, but maybe in a lighter tint. This would allow more sunlight in and around the rooms, as well as be aesthetically pleasing to your eyes.
#3 Full glass front door
A door could also be treated as a window and allow ample amounts of light into a space. Most houses may have a door with a window, but most are small and do not bring a lot of light through those windows. By allowing the full glass windows on doors, this would allow more natural light into the space in the home.
Similar to the lighter wall paint colours, mirrors reflect a lot a light in a space. By bringing mirrors in a space this allows a lot of sunlight to bounce around the room, thus creating the appearance of more sunlight in a space as well as the illusion of a larger room.
#5 Trim your trees
As simple as it sounds, it may not be the first thing you think of to bring more sunlight into a space. When there are bushes and trees blocking the window, it is as simple as trimming the trees or bushes. By trimming, this allows maximum angles of sunlight to be able to shine through the windows.