Do you love your house but wish you could brighten things up? We’ve got your solution! If your home is lacking natural sunlight, all you need is a little creativity. With the longest days of the year upon us, we know you want to maximize lighting, which is why we’ve put together 3 simple ways you can invite more sunrays into your home:
Mirrors. The number one problem solver? Mirrors! Not only will a mirror act as a secondary window, but it will also reflect even more light! Strategically place a large mirror or a few smaller ones across from the existing window and you’ll notice the views from the adjacent window multiply. Not to mention, you’ll get an instant pop of sunlight – a perfect fix for any gloomy room!
Backsplash. What do you do when your kitchen has tiny windows or none at all? Rest assured, the backsplash you choose for your kitchen decor is essential to adding more natural light in your home. Choose glass – aqua, crystal, citrus – you name it! You’ll be amazed how much light bounces around the room.
Bright Ceilings. If you live in a traditional home, you’ve probably got yourself into the habit of painting your ceilings white. However, Better Homes and Gardens suggests you tone it down a notch. If your walls are already white, go ahead and color the ceiling a flat white. But if your walls slightly on the dark side, you’ll most likely benefit from going slightly lighter on the ceiling. Matte paint isn’t necessarily glossy, but it’s sure a good choice for reflecting light!
These tips aren’t just an illusion – you’ll actually be welcoming more natural light into your home! Which other ways have you found helpful for maximizing light in your living space? Share them with us on our Facebook page!
For more creative tips and tricks on how to get your home looking its best, contact Leslie Clarke Homes. We are a team of experienced professionals with over 20+ years of sales experience and excellent client communication skills. Call us today at 203.984.1856 or visit our website for more information.