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Naturally Brighten Up Your Living Spaces

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Natural light is an absolute must have for any home. Studies have shown that natural light can have very positive effects on our mood and health and can even help boost Vitamin D levels, ward off seasonal depression, improve sleep and reduce the health risks of fluorescent light.

If you find that your home is feeling a little dark and gloomy, this is the article for you. Today, we have a look at 5 ways you can naturally brighten up your living spaces so read on to find out more!

1. Consider Installing A Skylight
One of the best and most economical ways of introducing a bright splash of natural light into your home is to get some skylights installed. Surveys have shown that the demand for skylight installations are now at an all time high. Skylights can be placed in various rooms in the home including the bathroom, lounge room and study area. Skylights are also a fantastic way to reduce your electricity bill, improve ventilation and add an aesthetic component to your home that will increase its resale value.

2. Change Up Your Window Treatment
Blockout blinds are great for spaces such as the bedroom but when it comes to areas such as the living room, dining room and study area, sheer curtains are the way to go. At the same time, we know privacy is important which is why the ideal option is opaque or translucent curtains. These types of curtains trap light and help disperse it throughout your space, keeping your home looking bright, fresh and inviting. If you’re more of a blinds person, great options for allowing more light into your home include honeycomb blinds, sheer roller blinds or double roller blinds that come with a retractable block out feature.



3. Incorporate Shiny Surfaces
Mirrors are often touted as the best option to make a space seem larger, but did you know that shiny surfaces such as mirrors are also a fantastic way to bring in more light in the home? Mirrors, reflective artwork, furniture and surfaces allow light to reflect and filter into the room, thus brightening the space up almost instantly. Metallic, glass and mirrored décor items are also ingenious ways of incorporating style into your home while promoting as much exposure to natural light as possible.

4. Arrange Your Furniture
Strategically One of the biggest mistakes that people make when decorating the home is to place large items of furniture in front of windows. Doing so blocks out a significant amount of light from entering your home which is why it is always recommended to position large items of furniture away from windows. This will prevent light from being obstructed and will instantly brighten up your space with minimal effort. Whenever possible, we highly recommend keeping your windows unobstructed in any room you’re looking to brighten.



5. Add More White
If your home is dark and gloomy, one of the best things you can do is to incorporate more whites into the space. You could repaint walls in shades of cream or white to instantly draw more light into your space. Having off-white, cream, or light beige furniture and accessories will also make an under lit room feel a lot lighter and brighter. When it comes to artwork, we highly recommend opting for pieces that contain fresh and bright colours as opposed to dark tones such as black, navy blue and red.

Incorporating more natural light into your home doesn’t have to cost you an arm and leg. By simply switching things such as your window treatment or the colour of your walls up, you’ll find that your space is transformed almost instantly. We hope that these handy tips have inspired you to give your home a brightening makeover.

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