Let light shine in
Flood your home with light this season
Natural light is said to be one of the most important elements when it comes to designing a home. Regular exposure to daylight has been linked to improvements in mood and general wellbeing. In a home, natural light can make a room feel larger, lighter, and brighter. See the effective ways you can let light shine into your home.
A stunning way to increase natural light in your home is with the installation of large bi-folding doors. These stacker doors will transform an entire wall of your home and leave you with the relaxing view of your backyard. This will also enhance the easy flow transition of indoors to outdoors, great for entertaining.
Skylights are an amazingly effective way of pulling in natural light. Skylights bring in more consistent light than most windows because skylights are less likely to be shadowed by outdoor objects, and sunlight reflected off clouds comes right into the house. Plus they also face upward, where the sun is located.
Interior wall colour is an essential component to reflecting natural light back into your room. Painting the walls in shades of white, cream, beige and even the palest of greys is the key to making any room feel bright.
Flooring can also transform into light reflectors. Flooring such as wooden floorboards, ceramic or stone floors will reflect much more light than carpets. However, if you prefer carpet, then stick to light and neutral tones.
Not all light has to be natural. Enhance natural light with the brightness of artificial light. Pay attention to areas where light from windows and doors does not quite reach, such as corners, hallways or alcoves. Throughout the day, natural light levels will gradually change. The installation of dimmer switches will you to have control over how a space is lit.
No matter how little natural light you have in a room, you want to play it up as much as possible by making it a focal point. Drawing attention to the light will make it seem more substantial. You can also create the illusion that of windows being larger by opting for wall length and width curtains.
Mirrors can do wonders when it comes to brightening up a space. Amplify light by positioning a mirror opposite a window to reflect light coming in. Strategically positioning mirrors in places such as hallways with reflect light into a dark room.