Daylighting the interiors in your home is a sure way to give it a fresh new look. But saving on electric energy is not the only benefit of using natural light to brighten up your home. In fact, it isn’t even the biggest benefit of this. So what else is sunlight in your home good for?
Natural light can make any space look slightly larger and less confined than it actually is. It also seems to bring out a different, more lively look of the colors that appear on the various finishes on the surface of the furniture, walls and floors in your home. This is something that no light bulb, no matter how sophisticated, can duplicate. But besides the visual benefits that natural light delivers to your interior, sunlight is also good for your body. It increases your serotonin, happy chemical, levels and also helps you stay productive. Natural light in the home is also helpful to prevent your eyes from getting tired too easily while keeping you awake. So, after knowing some of the biggest benefits of natural light to your home and your body, what can you do to increase the amount of sunlight that comes into your home?
It goes without saying that in order to get natural light in your home, there need to be ways that sunlight can go through the building. The most common solution is installing a lot of windows or larger glass surfaces enabled by steel doors & windows wherever possible. Some people also have the chance to build a sunroom or a room with glass on the ceiling.
The color scheme of your furniture, walls and floors also plays a large role in the amount of natural light that circulates in the rooms in your home. Brighter colors are going to reflect more light and turn, creating a brighter atmosphere so if you were planning a renovation, you might want to look at designs of interiors in the Scandinavian style.
There are plenty of ways to let more sunlight in your home. Some of them can be done from inside such as the paint on the walls, furniture etc. while others include adding more glass surfaces to your home and making a way for the sunlight to go through. In the end, the point is that you create a brighter space in any way possible. There are huge benefits of natural lighting in your home and you should not ignore them. Take a look at some examples of homes that take natural light seriously. Enjoy!
Transitional Kitchen Remodel
Large Open Spaces
Desert Mountain Contemporary
Copper Crest Home
Contemporary Entry Hall With A Skylight
Freeport Tiny House
Denver Modern Home
A Contemporary Home in SF