There is nothing worse than living in a place that doesn’t get enough light, and it can easily cause you to start feeling depressed. If your home is feeling a little dark and cave-like these days, take some steps to brighten it up. The following is a look at some of the ways you can add a bit more light to your home.
Get a skylight
One of the most effective ways to get a lot more light into your home is by putting in a skylight, and once your skylight is installed, you will be able to make use of all the free lighting the sun can provide. This can often allow you to save on your energy bill, as well as single-handedly change the look of large parts of your home. You will also feel a lot better about being in there thanks to all that extra Vitamin D.
Change your flooring
Your flooring can have a huge impact on the amount of light in your place, so get rid of those old carpets and bring in something that will make use of the light a bit more effectively. Slate tiles, marble or other types of floor tiles will reflect any of the available light in the room, helping to make your entire home look brighter. If you want something extra bright, consider polished concrete flooring or light coloured limestone.
If your home is painted in dark colours, it will be almost impossible to add more than very small pockets of light, so brighten up your home by repainting it in some much lighter colours. This way, you will be able to do far more with your home’s current lighting sources, as well as have the space looking a whole lot bigger.
Put in more windows
The more windows you have, the more places there will be for light to stream into your home, so if you have any extra space at all, consider adding a window or two. Adding windows is no easy feat, but the extra light you will get can totally change the look and feel of your home.
A few well-placed lamps can add a huge amount of light to a home, as well as provide the opportunity to add a few new features. Old school lamps can add just as much style to your place as they will light, making them a fantastic way to brighten up your place and increase the level of class a little.
There is no more cosy way to add some light to your home than with your own fireplace — after all, if you are looking for the right light for relaxing in your home, nothing beats the friendly glow of an open fire. Not all houses are able to be set up for an indoor fireplace; if yours falls into this category, you should consider building one outside. However, if you can manage to get one inside, the light and warmth it will provide will transform your entire home.