Though you may not realise it, the level of natural light in your home can affect your mood. Those bright rays filled with vitamin D and sunshine can actually make you feel positive. If you have been feeling stressed, exhausted, or cranky, see if the rooms in your house are normally dim. If they are, you should find ways to bring more light into your dark interiors, whether with a solar skylight or brighter finishes.
Use the Mirror Effect
Add lots of shiny surfaces such as brass candlesticks, gold doorknobs, chandeliers, acrylic clear furnishings, or silver photo frames. Full-length mirrors are also a perfect addition and you can choose from many different styles, be it Venetian, bevelled, antique, or sunburst. You can also combine different objects that complement each other like Belle skylights with reflective wall art.
Mind the Landscaping
Head outside and check if any of your plants are getting out of hand and blocking the light. Make sure that any trees or bushes cushioning your windows are trimmed on a regular basis. Also, pay attention to any vines that might be creeping over your diamond skylights and other sources of natural light. Better yet, keep all greenery a good distance away from your home unless you’re talking about small succulents or any other plant that don’t grow big.
Choose Lighter Colours
If at all possible, make sure that much of the walls, floors, or furnishings are in light colours. These make an excellent base for decorating and can make the darkest and smallest of rooms appear bigger and more inviting. You don’t have to opt for white as you can also go for cream, tan, sky blue, mint green, baby pink, and other pastel shades. Mix and match different hues if you want.
Open Your Ceiling
Darkly painted or wood panelled ceilings can add drama and style to any room. The problem is that they also absorb a lot of light. While you may not want to destroy the great mood that they create, you can add something that can complement them and still bring in the light. A solar skylight with a cover is a good example along with recessed lighting fixtures.