If you’ve been wishing your home had more natural light then Half Price Drapes has good news for you! There are numerous ways you can boost the rays of sunshine that come into your home. Here are a few ideas.
Start by assessing the situation
The tips that follow are all great ideas but they don’t apply to every home. If you blindly follow them then you may have luck but you may also find that some options don’t work well in your home. Avoid this type of disappointment by walking around your home first. Look at which rooms get light, which conditions are causing your lack of light, and what areas of your home need the most attention.
Focus on your windows treatments
Your window treatments will have a huge impact on how much light gets into your home. Consider the difference between the light that comes through sheer drapes versus the light that comes through velvet curtains. Of course, this doesn’t mean that every room can handle sheer curtains. Your unique challenge will be to find the right balance between letting light in and protecting your privacy.
Let mirrors do much of the work for you
If you install a mirror on a wall where it will reflect light around the room, you’ll not only increase the natural light but you can actually help a small room look much larger. When done strategically, this is a great way to instantly add sunlight and brighten up any room.
Consider new doors and windows
Not everyone has this in their budget, but if you can afford it, do it. When you install larger windows it simply stands to reason that you’ll let more light in. Solid doors can be replaced with sliding doors that let plenty of light in as well. Don’t stop at replacing windows though – add a window on a part of your home that either doesn’t have windows or that gets the most light.
Prune your trees
In many homes, it’s not what’s inside that’s preventing a home from getting the right amount of light – it’s what’s outside. Make sure you’re pruning your trees regularly, cutting back their branches, and keep bushes from getting out of hand. Don’t plant tall shrubs in front of your windows if you can help it.
Clean your windows
You may be surprised by how much of an affect a dirty window can have. When dirt and grime builds, light can’t get through.