Although many of us wish to live in a home that is big, bright, light and airy, not all houses are naturally ‘sun traps’. Factors such as surrounding trees, the position of your property, lack of and poorly placed windows can mean that your house is constantly cast in the shadows, and when your house is on the smaller side the situation can feel even gloomier. If you are suffering from lack of light in your home, here we offer some tips and tricks to make the most of the facilities you have, as well as showing you some handy domestic light fittings that can maximise your limited, natural light!
Add windows and glass
Simply adding more windows where possible and replacing existing internal and external doors with glass based doors can help to bring more light in, spreading it around the home once it is there. While it is a costly investment, this money will be well spent if you are in dire need of a lighting boost.
Use lighter finishes
If, for example, you have a north facing kitchen is in the corner of your home, choosing dark cabinets, worktops, flooring and fixtures will only add to the shadowy feel. Make a conscious decision to decorate the darkest places in your house with bright, light colours to lift the room a little.
**Add extra light with creative fixtures **
In a dim room it is surprising how far a small amount of light will go, and adding strategically placed decorative lighting fixtures can help to give a room a less obvious lighting boost. Add LED strip light fittings underneath shelves and cabinets for an instantly stylish look, or choose a decorative pendant or lamp fixture that features vintage LED bulbs to stay on trend, while bringing an additional glow to the room it is in.
Bring the outdoors in
Even with these tips and tricks, you may be looking for a fast, affordable way to make your home feel brighter. If so, fitting your home with daylight light bulbs may be the perfect option. We have a huge selection of these incredible lamps available, each producing a glow that mimics the same spectrum of light as natural lighting. Any spotlight, fluorescent tube, candle bulb and more can be replaced with one of our daylight LED lamps and other specialist light bulbs.
Just because your home is dim now doesn’t mean it needs to stay that way forever. With some adjustments to your interior design and lighting solutions, any home can be bright, airy and inviting.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 22nd September, 2016
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct