Does it feel like you’ve been hibernating in a cave all winter? There’s a serious decrease in the amount of sun during the long winter months, but it’s likely not entirely to blame for your dark house. Now that spring is here with its bright blue skies you need to make sure that your home is taking advantage of all of the beautiful sunlight that it can. Here are some of the best ways to brighten your home using natural light…
The first thing you need to do is assess your rooms and how much natural light each of them is receiving. Once you’ve got a good idea of which rooms you’ll need to focus on it’s time to take action. One of the best things you can do to increase a room’s natural light is to add mirrors. This doesn’t mean you need to install a giant mirror as if you’re in a ballet studio, but it does mean that the more reflective surfaces you have, the better. Even metallic picture frames, gold door knobs, and acrylic clear furniture can help create more light in a room. This is a great budget solution for increasing natural light.
If you have a little more money to spend on your light improvement project then consider installing skylights or solar tubes. A skylight project typically involves a major renovation, but a solar tube can be installed readily in almost any home. It’s perfect for focusing and funneling light directly into your darkest spaces.
Another renovation idea that can have a serious improvement on your lighting is to replace your solid doors with sliding glass doors. This will help your natural light find its way throughout the home without obstacles. Plus it’ll look more contemporary.
Increasing natural light is important not only for making your home brighter but also for improving your mood. Stop living in a cave and enjoy the sunlight.
Read the full article here: How to Infuse Your Space with Natural Light