Some people become very fussy with a specific requirement when looking for a house.
While some prefer space or height on the ceilings, I am light. Natural light. Abundant bright Light all day South facing and large windows.
If you also need to feel that you are not locked in your home, but that the outside world enters your spaces in the form of solar rays, you will know that interior or poorly oriented floors are a nightmare for us.
Even so, even in these cases, all is not lost.
Playing correctly with the decorative elements of your home can earn you the right amount of extra brightness.
Do you want to know how? Take note of the following visual tricks:
- Distribute your interiors without obstructing the passage of light
Keep in mind what points the sun enters at home and what path it follows, and try to avoid all the difficulties that close the way to each room.
Any bulky furniture, door, fabric or decorative object may be truncating the arrival of light to other points, so you must remove them, stick them to the walls, choose low furniture and less overweight.
The same happens with the curtains: avoid them in a dark house, or choose materials as thin and light as possible, allowing a more significant step of luminosity.
- Remove the doors that you can
This will not be feasible in areas such as grooming. But if you live alone or as a couple, you may be able to do without doors that separate the living room or the bedroom from other environments, letting the sun rays pass to them.
- White, I love you white
It is the right color for dark homes since it reflects up to 80% of the light it receives (especially if it is bright, and not matt). Both the painting of furniture and surfaces, as well as the walls of kitchens, must be white if you want this effect to illuminate your entire house.
Choose water-based plastic paint in pure white. It must be known that there are some types of color specially designed to reflect even more light than traditional compounds.
If you also opt for a transparent floor, such as poplar wood, maple, European maple, American ash or white beech, better than better.
- Mirrors: the trick of the almond tree
Few solutions will surprise you as much as this:
And is that, as we tell you in the link of this tweet, there are six perfect formulas to radically improve the decoration of your home thanks to such a quick, economical and results from change as the inclusion of a mirror.
From placing them on the walls, large or covering the entire surface, until facing luminous windows to multiply their natural light, combining them to create new bright paths.
Also, you will discover that mirrors are not just for bedrooms, dressing rooms or bathrooms. A mirror visually enlarges the space of any area, doubles the spatial perception of your entrance hall and can help illuminate and highlight individual pieces in your living room.
And do not just think about mirrors. You can also choose bright or chrome surfaces to enhance that reflection that is dispersed to other environments.
- Structural solutions: mobile panels instead of walls
It is a more complicated and expensive reform but, if it is possible thanks to your budget and the architecture of your residence, you can flood your home with the warm caress of the sun forever.
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The same thing happens with another solution that is equally burdensome but also very effective: enlarge your windows through work. This can be done even on interior walls, which allow the passage of a room that gives out to others that do not, transforming walls into windows that multiply the visual space and the passage of light.
A similar solution for small bathrooms is to transform walls into pavés, those crystals that let in light, but not the forms, protecting your privacy.
- Roof windows and zenith windows
Perhaps the most expensive solution of all, suitable only for independent chalets.
But it will manage to turn any room in the north into a bright room, opening the roof to place special windows in the ceiling that allow powerful, natural and ecological lighting. It will save a lot of money on electricity and heating during the day.