How to Get More Light in Your Life and Your Home

Get More Light in Your Life and Your Home

The dark days of winter are slowly arriving, and as we move more and more to darker days, you may be wondering how to bring more light into your home and your life.

Having enough natural light in your home can make a room feel lighter, brighter, and more inviting and improve overall well-being and mood. But sometimes, it’s just not possible to get all the natural light we need in our home. However, there are plenty of ways to get creative and give off the illusion of more natural light in your home.

Keep Windows Clean

While window sizes and positions significantly affect the amount of light that can get into our homes, not everyone can just go ahead and add more windows or increase their size. What you can do is ensure the windows you do have can function properly.

Make sure you’re giving your windows and glass doors a thorough clean to allow as much light as possible to filter through the glass and into your home. Give them a scrub and see how much brighter the room gets.

More Mirrors

Adding mirrors to the walls opposite any of your natural light-receiving windows helps bounce the light around a room. You can amplify light using mirrors in a room to help maximize whatever natural light can creep in on its own.

You can even strategically place mirrors in a hallway to reflect light into a dark room off the side of it. You’ll be surprised at how getting creative with mirrors can do wonders when it comes to brightening up a space if you just play around with them. 

Light Colours

As anyone who wears black clothing in summer knows, dark tones and colors absorb more heat and light than lighter colored ones. This is why filling a space that’s already dim and dark with darkly colored furniture, and textiles will actually make it seem darker. 

Before you paint your windowless room a deep shade, consider a lighter hue like bright white or eggshell that will allow more light to be reflected around the room.

Keep Windows Unobstructed

If you have a small space, you might be tempted to put shelves or other things in front of your windows. But if you have a deficit of natural light to start with, then it’s best to make sure your windows are as unobstructed as possible. Make sure any window dressings or decorations you have don’t obstruct the daylight from making its way inside.

Add Plants

You might be asking yourself how plants add light to a room. Well, technically, they don’t, but they do brighten up a room. It’s also been shown that having houseplants can improve your mood. 

When you have green living things in your home, it allows you to bring the beauty of nature indoors and can instill a sense of calm, creating a more peaceful space to enjoy along with a boosted mood. Plants naturally filter the air, meaning your interior air will be cleaner and healthier to breathe.