Creating a light and airy space within our homes is something that so many of us crave. After all, the thought of having a dark and somewhat oppressive home isn’t exactly something that we are likely to want.
So, how can you achieve this? How can you maximise the natural light that you have in your house? Particularly if you are concerned that your home simply does not get the amount of light that you would like.
Use lighter colours
It makes sense that a lighter colour is going to work better to create a light and airy space. The reason for this is because the lighter colours will actually reflect the light that hits them, rather than taking them in as a dark colour would. This doesn’t mean that you have to stick to whites and creams, blues and greys work just as well. You can even opt for light coloured furniture such as sofas to create the same effect.
Try out some mirrors
The great thing about mirrors is that they reflect light rather than absorb it. This means that in order to make the most of any light that you have coming in, placing a mirror opposite a window is a great idea. Not only can they act as a decorative piece, but they also are going to double the light that shines on them, bouncing it back around the room. Creating a real sense of light in the process.
Go for a Venetian blind over curtains
Curtains are often the go-to choice when it comes to dressing a window, however, that doesn’t always mean that they are the right idea. Curtains can block out the light, which is great when you need it, but they can also block out the light at certain angles when you don’t want them too, also you really only have two choices, all the light or none at all. There is no in-between.
A great alternative is to have blinds, particularly Venetian blinds instead. These can be controlled and moved to ensure that you get the most light possible, exactly when you want it.
Think about what might be blocking the light from outside
It is all too easy to focus on the things that you can do inside your house, but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the things outside your house. Bushes, trees, even buildings can all have an impact on how much light you get into your home, so if you feel that you are lacking, then it may be worthwhile taking a look outside the window. Of course, there are some things you can’t change, but there are also plenty of things that you can easily change.
Keep your windows clean
Now, we know that this one may sound a little strange, but a build up of grime on your windows can actually have an impact on the amount of light that makes its way in. Not only this but if you do like the idea of looking out of the window, then the last thing that you will want is to have to look at a lot of muck, dirt and other less than an appealing mess.
Opt for wooden or tiled floors
Sure, carpets feel great on bare feet and they look cosy too, but if you want to make your room look light, then the carpet isn’t going to be the right choice for you. Instead, you need to opt for wooden or tiled floors, these are going to be reflective of any light that shines into the room, which as we have already explored in some of the other points, this is a look that you are going to want to aim for.
Creating the illusion of light in your home need not be a headache for you. Whilst you cannot do anything about where the sun shines or how much light your home gets, you can do your best to utilise and embrace the light that you do have as best you can.
If you really want to create an open space and sense of light in your home, then there are a variety of ways to do this. One great option is to take a look at installing Balustrade Components frameless glass balustrades, not only are they stylish, chic and incredibly modern, but they also open up your space and make you feel like you have a whole lot more room then you may actually have.