Artificial light duplicates, but natural light enhances. Exposure to natural light has numerous benefits other than just making a room look bigger—it helps combat depression by increasing serotonin levels in your brain, makes your bones stronger, and even improves sleep!
Here’s how to enhance natural light in your home.
Paint it light
If you want to get the most out of the existing light in your home, you’ll want to paint your walls and ceilings a light color. Since Light Reflective Value ranges highest for white, painting your home in shades close to white such as pastels or eggshells will completely transform the way light is reflected. Darker colors are known to absorb natural light, and make a space appear dimmer and duller than it actually is! Opt for off-whites and fresh, cooler tones, and ensure that your ceilings are white. Use a matte finish rather than a shiny finish as it can result in glare.
If you’re not a fan of the all-white look, consider filling your home with light greys or browns.
Spruce Up Your Décor
Pick out light furniture to creep light into a room. Light furniture creates the illusion of brightness with lighter fabrics allows light to reflect and bounce off it. Unclutter your home to make it more airy and spacious, and add a light rug to brighten up your rooms. Amplify light by using mirrors in a room to spread out whatever light may be creeping in. you can place your mirrors in a hallway to reflect light into a dark room. Invest in floor lamps and ambient lighting to complement the space.
Instead of filling your rooms up with a lot of furniture, opt for accent pieces that are simple but eye-catching. This is useful if your floors or tiles are dark since white ceilings and light floors will help your room look taller and brighter, and make your space feel less claustrophobic.
Vinyl Doors and Windows
Windows add natural light to any space. If you have the budget, consider installing both vinyl doors and windows in your home. Big windows allow for more light to enter, especially if they’re regularly cleaned. Having windows in your home is also linked to numerous other benefits, such as improving air quality and reducing the growth of unwanted bacteria.
Vinyl doors are also an excellent means to allow more natural light in your home. Available in sliding, French swing, and multi-slide options, vinyl doors not only maximize natural light but also maximize space. Since vinyl doors allow more light to enter a room, they allow for a more open feel. This is especially useful if your home is small and tends to feel claustrophobic.
Not only do vinyl windows and doors help you maximize natural light, but they’re also a beautiful and unique addition to your home. Readily available in exclusive designs and styles, at B&W, we offer multiple vinyl door and vinyl window replacement Orange County and Costa Mesa. From folding to sliding doors, B&W has beautiful vinyl door and window designs that’ll completely transform your home!
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