There are a variety of ways to introduce sunlight into a home that doesn’t get much sunlight, and much of it depends on your surroundings and budget. Sometimes you just need to take the plunge in order to make your home better and improve your life, as the amount of sunlight that you’re exposed to has a significant influence on your well being.
Mirrors and Glass
Mirrors reflect light, but they can also draw attention to the amount of shadow in a room, so its placement is key to making the trick work. A good rule of thumb is to place a mirror across from a window and open the blinds during the day while you close the blinds and turn on the lights when it gets dark out.
Glass has some reflective properties like mirrors, so it’s a possible alternative to mirrors, but you can also use them to allow more sunlight into the home. Even if you have a small panel of glass in your front door, it will help to light up a space. Furthermore, you can replace the inside doors with ones that are mostly made of glass, so that your home not only looks brighter, it’ll also seem deeper and larger.
Changing your Window Treatments
Heavy curtains often block out the light, especially if they’re dark. See-through, light-coloured window dressings give a room a light, and airy feeling during the day, but you will be sacrificing your privacy at night.
Clearing the Trees
Tall trees are a striking addition to a property, but it will interfere with how much sun your home is exposed to. It’s not necessary to have the entire tree removed, and it’s entirely possible just to have a contractor remove the branches that are directly in the way.
If you are a big fan of nature and would rather not damage the vintage growth that took years to grow, you can opt for a skylight. These types of windows are low maintenance, and make every home seem beautiful.
Windows are the Best Solution
There is really no replacement for bringing the sunshine indoors than a window, and there are many options to choose from. For example, a bay window is not just a great way to let in the light. It can also serve as a little nook for storage or even reading and relaxing.