How much natural light do you have in your home? If your answer is not a lot, you may want to change that.
There are tons of benefits to having natural light instead of artificial. For one, natural light is an excellent source of Vitamin D which will help boost your moods. Natural light will help to keep you more alert and feeling positive. On top of that, you’ll save money on your power bill. Instead of turning on every light, utilize natural light and save a few bucks each month.
How do you let in as much natural light as possible? There are a few easy ways to do so that you can do yourself.
Keep the Blinds Open
Although it’s nice to have the blinds closed for privacy, you’ll block out all the natural light by doing so. Depending on the room, try to keep the blinds open as much as possible. The natural light will brighten up the space, as well as keep the room warm during the cold months.
If you need blinds for privacy, avoid going with heavy fabrics. Go for linen or cotton to keep them light. That way, some natural light can still peak through and not be completely blocked out.
If you have a small room and not many windows, an easy trick to get more natural light it to hang mirrors around. Install a mirror opposite a window. One the light shines in, it will reflect off the mirror and disperse throughout the rest of the room. Basically, the more mirrors you have, the more natural light you’ll be able to reflect around the house.
Rearrange the Room
Your furniture can be a culprit of blocking natural light. Unless it’s translucent and plastic, the light won’t be able to go through the furniture. So, rearrange the room as to not block windows too much or glass doors.
Paint With Light Colours
A light colour on the wall will not only help make the room feel bigger, but it will also reflect the natural light more than a dark coloured wall. Try painting the walls with colours like cream, light blues and greys to give the natural light a boost in the house.
Keep Things Clean
If your windows and doors have lots of dirt and smudges on them, those will block the natural light from shining in. Not only that, but the light will actually make them look more obvious.
Have a cleaning routine in which you wipe down all of the windows and glass doors in the house. Keeping them clean will help to let the light shine in without anything blocking it.
Install a Skylight
Although this is something you’ll want to leave to the professionals, a skylight can make a huge difference for letting in natural light. Skylights work great for smaller rooms, closets, bathrooms, or other places that don’t have much space for windows. Skylights also allow light to shine in from a different angle, which increases the amount of natural light you’ll be able to enjoy.
Let Aluplex help you install a skylight into your home today to take advantage of all the natural light around.