How to Make the Most of Natural Light in Your Home
The amount of light in your rooms can make you feel happier while making your space seem vibrant and livelier. But as fall sets in, the amount of natural light in your home is reduced. Because of this, you may be looking for a way to make the most of the limited natural light that is coming through your home to help you beat the winter blues. Here are a few ways that you can do this.
Bring in Mirrors
One of the best ways to increase the amount of natural light in a space is to bring in mirrors. Mirrors reflect light. As such, if you place a mirror so that the sun shines on it, it will reflect this and make it appear like light is shining into your home from two different places. Considering placing one large mirror or multiple smaller ones to maximize the amount of light in a room.
Clean Your Space
Another way to make the most of natural light in your home is to clean. It may seem crazy, but deep cleaning a room can really brighten it up. Removing dust from wood furniture and smudges from glass and mirrors helps to reflect light. Additionally, cleaning your windows and your light fixtures also increase the amount of light in a room. Forget spring cleaning. Spring for deep cleaning in the fall to increase light in your home.
Trim Back Bushes and Trees
Bushes and trees in front of your windows may look nice but can be troublesome when it comes to letting in natural light. These plans can block the amount of natural light that can shine into the space. It may not be your favorite task, but when you want to let in more light, take the time to trim back bushes and trees that are blocking out the sun.
Minimize the Darkness You Bring into the Space
If your space gets a limited amount of natural light, one of the worst things you can do is bring in dark furnishings and fixtures. Dark furniture, flooring and draperies can all absorb the limited light you get and make the space seem dark and dreary. Use lighter colors to make the room seem more open, airy and brighter.
Pick the Right Light Fixtures
The right light fixtures can help to supplement the amount of natural light in your home and prevent your home from feeling dark. But, the right light may vary based on the room you are in. Consider lightening up a dark ceiling with recessed lighting fixtures, use pendant lighting to illuminate your kitchen, or bring in a reflective crystal light fixture to make your bedroom shine brightly.
When you need to find the right light fixture for your home, Northern Lighting is here to help. Our experienced staff prides themselves on their knowledge of lighting techniques and design. Stop in today and let us help you pick the best lighting solutions for your home.