At this time of year I begin to crave those long summers nights and those even lighter summer days as
darker nights and dark days are not good for my moods and it can make working from home somewhat depressing too.
If you are like me and crave the light in the house there are lots you can do such as adding some beautiful ultra sky roof lanterns if you can afford them but if your budget is as tight as mine you may need to look at some other options and simple ones at that if you are anything like me.
Here are some my handy tips to create more light into your rooms:
1, Use What Natural Light You Have
This might sound like teaching you to suck eggs but it’s amazing how much light you can take away from a room by the window coverings you use. Remove nets and blinds that overhang, instead if you are wanting to keep privacy you could use a privacy film that will keep the light flowing in but won’t block the windows.
2, Light Fittings
When adding in light, such as lamps and light fittings be aware that not all light fittings work at providing the best light for a room. Glass, mirror and shine surfaces on a lamp, light fitting or shade can help share the light into the room and not just in the area where the light source is located.
3, Buy Daylight Bulbs
Although vastly more expensive than a standard bulb but they can certainly provide a more balanced white light that brightens as opposed to the yellow tinge most bulbs give off but through the winter months it may just be a good investment!
4, Reflection, Reflection, Reflection!
Why not add mirrors, the inclusion of mirrors can vastly improve how the light in a room is bounced round and don’t forget this works just as well with shine surfaces, polished floors and furniture too. It’s obviously not as effective in a really dark room but used in conjunction to some of the things above then it can be a really good way of ensuring what light you do have you keep.
5, The Right Colour Paint
It might seem obvious but white ceilings and light coloured walls are the way to go, white isn’t the only option for the walls either, but stick with a really like shade, I like the white with a tone of ranges that are available.
* This is a collaborative post*