Winter is on its way out, and there is nothing better than that warm feeling of sunshine to lift your spirits and brighten your mood. There are plenty of positive benefits to natural light that it has become vital feature homebuyers look for when shopping for a home. Not only does natural light boost your mood, but it boosts the value of your home. Here are a few tips on how to truly maximize natural light in your home!
Choosing Your Color Palette
Painting is an effective and cost-effective way to introduce more natural light into your home. When choosing paint colors for a room, certain colors absorb and even reflect light. The darker the color, the more it will absorb, so choosing lighter colors in your home will act as a mirror and bounce light around the room. It’s best to go for more whites, soft greys, and light tan shades.
Sprucing up your landscaping is a great option when trying to maximize your natural light in the home. For example, you may have a few trees blocking your windows which won’t allow the light to shine through. Pruning or removing the trees outside of your home will enhance your curb appeal (which will help add value to your home) and open that space to allow the light to shine through your home. You can even replace those plants that have overgrown. This step will have multiple benefits, which makes it worth considering.
Skylights are another effective way to introduce more natural light into your home. Installing a skylight will bring more natural light into a space than windows. Because the skylights are faced upward, you will have the sunlight beaming straight down into your home. The look of skylights is also a lovely touch to the house that will help make any room you apply it to truly stand out.
Mirrors are very effective. Placing mirrors where light hits will allow the natural light coming into your home to bounce around the room. The mirrors being placed directly across a window is what will be most effective. The mirrors also give off an illusion that there is double light in a room. This can also bring style to the room with the many chic mirrors available to purchase.
There are so many great ways to maximize the natural light in your home, and with the warmer weather on its way, this is the perfect time to start. Whether that be landscaping, adding mirrors, choosing paint colors, and much more, we would love to assist you; we want your home to be your happy place! Please contact us today to discuss an upcoming project.