5 Brilliant Ideas to Light Up Your Life

By utilizing the natural light in your home, you can make any room seem fresh and full of life, but not all rooms are as easy to fill with light as others. Enhancing your property’s natural light will make it a more relaxing place for you to be, and will also help you sell a property (according to this article in The Guardian); if that is something you are considering. Here are some ideas to help you bring in the sunshine, and light up your rooms and life.

Enlarge Your Windows
The most straightforward way to increase natural light is to give it more space to enter a room, and making your window space bigger is sure to do that. It is an easy enough job for a builder to enlarge your windows, and even a small increase can have a huge effect. Changing a window for a French door would bring in extra light too, but you will probably need to have a girder made to measure by a professional steel fabricator like Cannonsteelsltd.co.uk to have the correct structural support. Of course you could also add a window, but if you are going to do that, consider which direction the wall is facing to bring more light into your home when you want it.


Fit a Skylight or Light Well
This is another structural change to a property, and is not suitable for many. However, if you live in a loft conversion or basement, it may be the only choice. This natural light coming into a home from above may not seem much different to having overhead lighting, but once you experience it, you will see the difference it can make.


Consider Bigger Rooms
You may have one room that has a lot of light flooding into it, while the next room has hardly any; and if this is the case, you should think about combining the spaces. You do not need to lose the extra room, as you can use a divider if an occasion arises that demands a private space. What this will do is combine the light from both rooms, giving you a bigger area that has tremendous light.


Add Glass Panel Doors
If you do not want to make any structural changes to your property, you will be happy to know that you can add natural light from one room to another; and by fitting glass panel doors to the interior of your home you will allow the light to move around your property. Opaque glass is probably the best idea, but if you don’t want any kind of privacy, you could consider removing the doors altogether, and fitting archways for added effect.

Strategically placed mirrors will help bounce whatever natural light you have around your room, so try and have at least one mirror in a room to aid the natural light. Glass tables, shiny floors, silky soft furnishings, and even satin finished paint on your walls can have a reflective quality, so use these things to bounce the light as well.

Natural light not only looks great, it makes you feel great as well. I hope that these ideas will bring you all the light that you want, and that your days are brighter because of it.