Summertime is great, there’s more warmth, more sunshine, and more fun. Although most of us would love to spend most of our time outdoors, the reality is that we can’t. Sometimes we have to stay inside to accomplish tasks and to avoid overheating. So how can you bring the summer sunshine inside your home? Keep reading to find out.
1. Light Colors
Rooms that are painted in dark colors can make the room feel small and cramped, regardless of the amount of natural sunlight reaching the room. Instead, opt to paint your rooms in lighter colors. Shades of white will make a room feel brighter since it reflects the natural light entering the room.
2. Shiny Surfaces
Glossy kitchen and bathroom fixtures will also reflect light filtering into the room and make the room feel bigger and brighter. You don’t necessarily need to go for shiny white or cream colors; you can also use any other pale colors like blues and greys. Incorporate metallic, glass, and mirrored accessories to make the most of the light available in the room.
3. The Right Flooring
Did you know that your flooring also affects the amount of natural light a room receives? Wood, ceramic, and stone floors with a polished finish will reflect more light into a room than carpets. If you do like the look and feel of carpet, choose a color that is light and neutral. A professional remodeling company can help you choose the right flooring for your home that best reflects light.
4. Light Furniture
Remove dark furniture and replace it with lighter-colored furniture when you can. This will especially help if you have furniture that is blocking lights from windows or doors. Curtains, blinds, and other furniture that remains close to windows and doors affect how much sunlight your room receives.
5. Add More Glass
The best way to bring additional summer sunshine inside your home is to have more windows installed. If you have the budget, invest in large, energy-efficient windows. Bi-folding doors are another good option since they can transform a regular wall into a large window with breathtaking views and plenty of sunlight inside your home.
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