Winter brings darker days, which can make things a little gloomier. Take a look at some of these tips to bring more light into your space. This is also a great list for spaces that do not normally have a lot of natural light and this is the perfect way to brighten up any dark corner of your home.

 

Colour:

 

Focus on implementing light neutral colours into your space, as dark colours absorb light. Try not to paint walls a dark colour that are parallel from a window, as that source of light is not reflected well throughout the room. Consider the use of matte paints as they best reflect light in comparison to glossy paints.

 

Mirrors:

 

On the theme of reflection, mirrors can not only reflect light better throughout a space, but it is a perfect way to make a small room look a lot bigger. Instead of a focal art piece, get a statement mirror installed across from a window or light fixture to perfectly reflect the light source. The mirror concept can also work with different mirrored/shiny surfaces, so don’t feel stuck with including a mirror. Try a coffee table with a mirrored or reflective top instead.

 

 

Light Fixtures:

 

Install light fixtures that mimic daylight in a dimly lit room. Consider overhead lighting instead of small lamps, as well as using bright white bulbs that are the closest to daylight. Be aware of the areas in your home that sunlight and your regular light fixtures do not hit on where you should focus new lighting fixtures. Though, keep in mind the use of blue light in your bedroom as that it can suppress melatonin, which induces sleep.

 

 

Furniture and Accessories:

 

The placement of your furniture makes a huge impact on the light let into a space. Move your furniture away from the window to avoid blocking any form of light from flooding into a room. Think about the use of curtains and blinds, and how they change the source of light. Avoid thick heavy curtains and shutters that block the light even when they are open.

Winter brings darker days, which can make things a little gloomier. Take a look at some of these tips to bring more light into your space. This is also a great list for spaces that do not normally have a lot of natural light and this is the perfect way to brighten up any dark corner of your home.

 

Colour:

 

Focus on implementing light neutral colours into your space, as dark colours absorb light. Try not to paint walls a dark colour that are parallel from a window, as that source of light is not reflected well throughout the room. Consider the use of matte paints as they best reflect light in comparison to glossy paints.

 

Mirrors:

 

On the theme of reflection, mirrors can not only reflect light better throughout a space, but it is a perfect way to make a small room look a lot bigger. Instead of a focal art piece, get a statement mirror installed across from a window or light fixture to perfectly reflect the light source. The mirror concept can also work with different mirrored/shiny surfaces, so don’t feel stuck with including a mirror. Try a coffee table with a mirrored or reflective top instead.

 

 

Light Fixtures:

 

Install light fixtures that mimic daylight in a dimly lit room. Consider overhead lighting instead of small lamps, as well as using bright white bulbs that are the closest to daylight. Be aware of the areas in your home that sunlight and your regular light fixtures do not hit on where you should focus new lighting fixtures. Though, keep in mind the use of blue light in your bedroom as that it can suppress melatonin, which induces sleep.

 

 

Furniture and Accessories:

 

The placement of your furniture makes a huge impact on the light let into a space. Move your furniture away from the window to avoid blocking any form of light from flooding into a room. Think about the use of curtains and blinds, and how they change the source of light. Avoid thick heavy curtains and shutters that block the light even when they are open.

Winter brings darker days, which can make things a little gloomier. Take a look at some of these tips to bring more light into your space. This is also a great list for spaces that do not normally have a lot of natural light and this is the perfect way to brighten up any dark corner of your home.

 

Colour:

 

Focus on implementing light neutral colours into your space, as dark colours absorb light. Try not to paint walls a dark colour that are parallel from a window, as that source of light is not reflected well throughout the room. Consider the use of matte paints as they best reflect light in comparison to glossy paints.

 

Mirrors:

 

On the theme of reflection, mirrors can not only reflect light better throughout a space, but it is a perfect way to make a small room look a lot bigger. Instead of a focal art piece, get a statement mirror installed across from a window or light fixture to perfectly reflect the light source. The mirror concept can also work with different mirrored/shiny surfaces, so don’t feel stuck with including a mirror. Try a coffee table with a mirrored or reflective top instead.

 

 

Light Fixtures:

 

Install light fixtures that mimic daylight in a dimly lit room. Consider overhead lighting instead of small lamps, as well as using bright white bulbs that are the closest to daylight. Be aware of the areas in your home that sunlight and your regular light fixtures do not hit on where you should focus new lighting fixtures. Though, keep in mind the use of blue light in your bedroom as that it can suppress melatonin, which induces sleep.

 

 

Furniture and Accessories:

 

The placement of your furniture makes a huge impact on the light let into a space. Move your furniture away from the window to avoid blocking any form of light from flooding into a room. Think about the use of curtains and blinds, and how they change the source of light. Avoid thick heavy curtains and shutters that block the light even when they are open.

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