A recent survey by Origin Global has revealed that natural light is the number one feature people look for when buying a family home. Natural light can improve your health and make your home look larger, so it’s no wonder so many people see this as a priority.
If you can’t rely solely on natural light, why not add furniture and accessories with a reflective surface to help diffuse light? Metallic and glass mirrored accessories can all help to make the most of the light available. Use large floor standing lamps to bring light into the room and install dimmer lightswitches to have greater control over how a space is lit.
If you don’t have the wall space to install extra windows or doors, the skylights are the perfect accessories to enable natural light to flow into even the most awkward of spaces. Channel the sun’s rays into your home through the specialist piping system.
Introduce lighter colours
Banish any statement wallpaper and dark block colours in favour of a soft shade of white paint. Shades of white on the walls will make a space feel brighter, as it reflects the natural light entering the room, rather than absorbing it.
Try and avoid using Brilliant White paint on the walls as it can make a space feel cold. Instead, go for an off-white shade to create a much warmer effect. Another way to add an illusion of height and space is to paint the ceiling a couple of shades lighter than the walls; doing so will help the light reflect off the surfaces well!
Switch up the flooring
Flooring can be transformed into light-friendly reflectors by choosing wooden, ceramic or stone floors with a polished finish, which will reflect the light better than carpets. If you do prefer to have carpet however, try and stick to light, neutral colours.