To make a house a home, it’s important to focus on providing a space that’s reflective of your family. From the color palette you choose to the furniture you place in the room, everything is influential in creating a home that you and your household will love coming back to.
Creating more light within your family home is important because a well-lit home is a happy home to live in. Natural light and adding light to a dark space can really be a mood booster that the family needs.
It’s something that can go under-appreciated, so with that being said, here are a few tips to create more light within your family home this year.
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Use mirrors to add light
Mirrors are a great way to add light because of their reflective surface. It’s all about using mirrors strategically in the space to refract the light that’s coming in through any windows or doors.
Wherever there’s a window, consider placing a mirror right by it on the next wall or on the opposite wall. This is extremely helpful to add that extra light that you might be after. It’s a great way to also create an illusion that a room is bigger than it actually is in reality.
If you have quite small, compact rooms, the use of mirrors and ensuring plenty of light comes into the room, is a great way to make it look a lot bigger than it is. Be selective with your mirror choices too, the larger the mirror, ensuring it’s a plain mirror with no design on it, will help create even more light in the space as a result.
Clean your windows to let in more natural light
If you’re someone who doesn’t do much when it comes to home maintenance, your windows might not be in the best condition. That’s why it’s important to keep your windows clean because when they’re dirty, they’re not going to be as effective in letting in the light.
Keep in mind that your windows might get dirtier depending on the time of year or wherever you might live. If that’s the case, then it’s good to clean your windows regularly. Get a window cleaner to visit you every month so that you’ve got clean windows that let plenty of light in. If you need it more frequently, then it’s definitely worth the money spent.
Window cleaners aren’t as expensive as you think either but it’s worth shopping around to find the best deals.
Look at improvements like window treatments
You might want to consider window treatments that help brighten the window panes and ensure plenty of that natural light is coming in. It might be that the windows you have, now need to be considered for replacement.
Windows will typically last around twenty-five years. While you might do everything to keep them well maintained, eventually, they’re going to start underperforming when it comes to the window panes and frame itself.
Window frames can become warped and start to pull away from the foundations of the home. Panes can become compromised and become less energy efficient as a result.
You might want to do these window treatments one room at a time, especially as it can be expensive to do it all at once. However, it’s an investment that’s worthwhile and also adds value to your home.
Add bold paints and colors to the space
To help brighten the space, avoid using the same old neutral color palettes that are often trending in interior design magazines. While they might look stylish and sophisticated, they can make a room look extremely dull and boring.
A home needs to have personality and rather than it all being one neutral tone, it’s good to experiment with bold paints and colors in the space. That doesn’t mean you need to paint your walls bright neon pink, but it’s useful to experiment with different colors, designs, and textures.
While wallpaper can be a fuss to deal with, it’s a great way to add something eye-catching to the space, especially when using unique designs.
Consider mixing the color palette from one room to the other, but trying to keep it connected. The more color you add, the more light is added to the space.
Use sheer curtains or blinds
While you don’t want to cover your windows completely, it is worth using sheer curtains or blinds to help add some privacy.
With a sheer material, you’ve got the privacy that you and your family might need in your home, but it’s not taking away too much of the light in the room. This is important, especially when it comes to rooms that might not get much sunlight or daylight hitting the space in general. For example, it might be a lot more shaded due to trees or other properties hogging the light.
Reconfigure your furniture to brighten the space
When it comes to brightening the space, sometimes it’s about opening up the space by giving you more room to move about. Consider reconfiguring your furniture to brighten the space further.
Move some of the biggest items first to see where and what positioning will work best for the furniture in question. Do this room by room and you’ll likely notice a big difference in how bright the space looks.
Use artificial light to boost lighting
Finally, if you’re looking to boost the lighting in the space, then make use of artificial light. You do have the opportunity to get artificial light that mimics the feel and mood-boosting qualities of natural daylight, which is perfect when you don’t have much natural daylight coming into the home or a specific room.
There are lots of ways light can influence the space, so maximize this when it comes to brightening up the home.
Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to create more light in your home this year. It’s a great benefit to have in the space, especially as it can help with lifting the mood of the household.