Do you currently feel like you are stuck in a dull and lifeless home and ready to let some light in? Keep reading. Your home should be your safe space – a place to relax and wind down at night after a difficult day. Your weekend could be filled with relaxation and enjoyment at the end of a busy working week, but with feelings of apathy about your own space, this can be difficult. One of the best ways to enjoy your home is to give it the gift of light. Here are some ways to get creative and brighten your home.
Alongside the three basic types of lighting (ambient, task and accent), people often ignore the importance of natural light. Not only does it brighten your home organically, but also provides you with the rays of Vitamin D and better sleep that you definitely need. Natural light can also help control the levels of bacteria in your home. Draw back your curtains and let some sunshine in.
Sometimes when choosing the correct lighting for your home, we can spiral (positively) into choosing something that will suit our taste and décor. Luxury lighting is becoming one of the keys to win at modern décor and is often an interior designer’s fantasy. Choosing the perfect lighting product can be difficult, but the right choice can pull an entire room together. The extent of choice does not stop with limited availability, you can also get custom bespoke lighting products suited to your interior dream. Chandeliers can be handmade to order and there are services available to discuss what your vision might be and allow you to put some perspective on what you want. From chandeliers to lanterns, there is plenty of choice.
On a budget?
If you are not at the stage to treat your home to luxury lighting, or you’re caught with no natural light sources in your home, there are other ways to let light in. Getting creative and truly thinking about your space is a great place to start. It might be time to clear out the clutter cupboard and start bringing the vision for your home to life.
Moving your furniture around – as daunting as it may seem – can brighten any room. As a quick fix, keep all high furniture items from covering the window or source of light. Choose lighter coloured furniture when you are ready to re-vamp your home and make that trip to the furniture store. Before that day comes, if you have dark furniture and lighter ornaments or rugs available to you, try pairing these together. Often the contrast between light and dark can brighten the duller spots. You can also try placing your mirrors on different walls, maximise the opportunity for reflection. If you have some spare money at the end of the month, try brightening your interior by adding a fresh coat of lightly coloured paint or adding some money to your savings for those perfect white drapes.