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10 Ways To Increase Natural Light In Your Home

28-Nov-2023
 

A well-lit home has a huge impact on our well-being. And when we say lit, we’re not talking about artificial lighting like tube lights and chandeliers, but natural lighting. When sunshine pours into our homes we feel a natural uplift filled with energy and positivity. By allowing natural light to permeate the home, you create a layer of warmth that is pleasant. Certain things are beyond aesthetics and natural lighting is one of the most important aspects that enhances our well-being. Another boon of attracting natural light is that there would be less consumption of electricity for artificial lighting, resulting in energy conservation and a reduction in energy costs by one-third. There are so many ways to attract natural lighting to your home, and we’ll guide you through 10 ways to invite and maintain natural lighting in your home.

10 Examples of Natural Sources of Light

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Natural lighting is everything! It’s good for your home and well-being. It transforms your home with the rich hues of sunshine, something even bulbs or tube lights cannot give us. And the best part, it’s free! You don’t have to worry about bills knocking at your door by the end of the month. Today builders in Kerala believe a home is beyond beauty and aesthetics, but a living space that adds to the mental health and well-being of people. Here are some examples of natural sources of light.

Paint the Eaves White

An eave is the edge of the roof that either remains open or hangs over the side of the house. Painting your eaves white is a lesser-known trick to increase natural light in every room. It works even if your house is a different colour. By painting only the eaves white, the curbside look remains unchanged because of their angle toward the house. You'll mainly notice the difference from inside your home.

Paint Your Walls using Light Colors

Choosing a light colour, like white, for your walls is a simple and effective way to brighten a room. The Light Reflectance Value (LRV) measures how much light a colour reflects, with pure white near 100% and black at close to 0%. Colours in between will have varying LRV, impacting the brightness of your space.

Reconsider Your Window Treatments

The sunlight coming through windows is affected by the window coverings you choose. Curtains or drapes with liners can block sunlight while keeping out the cold. Sun shades, made of reflective material, repel heat and strong sunlight but allow some light in. In warmer months, sheer curtains, whether alone or layered over shades or under drapes, are a good option.

Choose Light-Reflective Flooring

The type of floors you use for the house also plays a very important role in reflecting light. opt for flooring materials that reflect light, such as light-coloured hardwood, tile, or laminate. These surfaces bounce natural light around the room, adding to a brighter and more welcoming atmosphere.

Use Glass or Mirrored Decor

Home decor like Mirrors attracts natural light to homes. Glass tabletops, mirrored furniture, and glass accessories contribute to the illusion of space and allow light to dance throughout the room. Additionally, glass decor items like vases or candle holders, not only add a touch of sophistication but also contribute to the overall luminosity by allowing light to pass through and scatter, creating a dazzling display in your home.

Install Skylights on the Ceilings

Skylights make great additions to the interior inviting natural light to the homes. They’re basically windows on the roofs. Positioned facing upward towards the sun, skylights provide more light compared to other normal windows. They are less prone to being shadowed by outdoor objects, and sunlight reflected off clouds streams directly into the house.

Use Glass Blocks instead of Wall Space

Installing glass blocks in homes can be quite a challenging task but it is worth it! They can draw natural light to spaces where it wouldn't otherwise reach. While glass block doesn't completely replace the support of walls as it requires headers, similar to that of windows or door units, to ensure firm installation.

Install Sun Tubes

Sun tubes are an alternative option for Skylights. Your home may not have the right space and area to install a skylight. Instead, you can install sun tubes, a tubular device that is affordable and easy to install. Sun tubes are different from skylights as they don't require a light shaft. Unlike skylights, which involve cutting openings in both the roof and the ceiling, sun tubes offer a more seamless flow of natural light.

Deck the Home with Plants

Plants not only add a natural beauty to your home but also purify the air within. Additionally, placing plants in your home can boost natural light. Positioning a plant in front of a window helps reflect light into the room.

Position the Furniture Strategically

When you arrange furniture in your home make sure to create enough space for the light to enter. For instance, if there’s a window placed behind a sofa or a dressing table, try not to block the window as it wouldn’t allow the light to pass through and your living space would remain dark.

Conclusion

To enhance and improve our living experience it’s very important to maintain our homes in the right manner. If we invest our time in making a home a better place to live, it will hold us together forever, and at Victoria Realtors we envision our homes to give better life experiences for people, where well-lit spaces, naturistic surroundings and a sense of community nourish lives and enhance well-being.

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