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10 ways to maximize natural light in your home

August 16, 2019

If your room lacks an abundance of natural light it doesn’t mean that you should leave your home in the heavy dark and get used to it. Also, a major renovation is always a good solution but not the only one. Interior designers solve this problem all the time, so here are some tips for letting more natural light into your home.

1.  Colour

Small room sure isn’t the right place for trying out the dark   palette. Dark colours naturally absorb the light and the lighter the color of your walls and furniture is, the more light they’ll reflect. If your walls are neutral, you should paint the ceiling a shade lighter. 

Also, you might think about using shiner or satin paint which will reflect the light further.

2. Light wood flooring

For additional light, you should choose light wood flooring. Light stains are also great in case of dirt or scratches for high-traffic areas in your house. Also, you could choose а large, colourful area rug (preferably a combination of light colours).


3. Plenty of mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to double the amount of sunlight in your room. Place one across from your largest window. If you think a little about their position, even small mirrors can illuminate every corner of your home.

4. A high-gloss ceiling

A ceiling is a perfect spot to experiment with different designs because it looks classy and adds an unexpected element to the room. A high-gloss paint colour reflects light very well so the whole room looks larger and brighter.

5. Pendant lighting

Artificial lighting will be easier to spread if the chandelier fixation has reflective power, like copper, for example. By installing such lighting you can find a trendy, stylish and really useful solution.

6. Paintings

If you have the option to place some art in your home, that is definitely the right thing to do but you must be careful with positioning. You should save artworks for big rooms full of brightness because paintings and posters will absorb the sunlight rather than reflect it.

7. Trim the trees by the window

Make sure that the trees and shrubs next to your window are always neatly pruned because you won’t be able to let the sunlight into the room if there is an obstacle in between. Also, keep your windows always clean (this tip may be superfluous and obvious but you wouldn't believe the impact window panes have on lighting).

8. Skylights

This is the ultimate way to brighten up your house. This is also one of those things which will increase your house’s value. There are many ranges and sizes of skylights so it should be easy to find the right one for yourself.

9. Partition Wall

If you intend to divide some space in your home, choose a non-traditional partition wall. Partition walls are vertical dividers which are used to separate building internal spaces. For example, using a slatted wood and allowing light pass through is a great way to refresh the aesthetics of a home.

10. Get rid of dark curtains

To maximize the light in the room you need to nix heavy curtains and add translucent shades. Dark and heavy curtains absorb the light and luminous curtain would allow the sunshine to spread all over the room.

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