Aware of the impact of natural light on human mood, David Caroni has always taken care to ensure there is sunlight in each and every one of his construction or renovation projects.
“A source of life and good health, natural light has a significant impact on our mood. So when the lack of light and vitamin D are felt for 3 or even 4 months each year, our sleep, our mood, our immunity and even our memory lack energy! Being able to take advantage of natural light all year round is essential for our well-being”. - David Caroni
So here is a series of solutions that will allow you to optimize the natural light in your home.
Decorative solutions to increase the brightness in your home
1. Rearrange the space
An overly cluttered environment is often the first thing responsible for the lack of light. By rearranging your interior so that the rooms are tidy and decluttered, you will make your living space much brighter.
Freeing up space near windows so as not to obstruct the passage of light and arranging large pieces of furniture near dark walls so that they blend in can be other ideas.
2. Choosing the right color
Even if they are particularly warm, dark shades are guilty of absorbing the sun's rays. It is therefore better to focus on THE best color to reflect natural light: white. By adding some elements of absolute whiteness, you will have the impression that the room is much brighter.
3. Take advantage of the reflective effect of mirrors
In addition to visually enlarging the space, mirrors reflect the light that enters the room. The larger the mirror, the better the effect. By simply adding this decorative object with multiple functions, you could feel the benefits of better interior light.
Even if the sun's rays are undeniably the best light source, you should not hesitate to multiply the lighting or any other artificial light source. There is a solution for every darker room! Whatever advice is taken, this can only help your feeling of well-being thanks to good interior light.
Renovation solutions to make your home even brighter
Having said that, it is not always possible to bring in a large amount of light without transforming what already exists. So here are other ways, certainly more restrictive to achieve, but which will effectively redefine the brightness of your home.
1. Opt for large windows
Although there are 1001 tricks to promote the entry of natural light into your home, opting for large windows remains one of the best ways to achieve this. In addition to increasing comfort and a good mood, the environment and your electricity bill can only benefit.
However, there are several factors to consider for windows to have the desired effect. One factor involves considering the best orientation based on the rotation of the sun and the four seasons.
2. Creation of skylights
If the architecture of your building allows it, adding skylights can be an optimal source of natural light to illuminate your darkest rooms. Whereas it requires a minimum of ceiling height, it is relatively simple to install skylights and will rarely take more than a day. In addition, the variety of existing formats and dimensions will allow you to find the most suitable opening for your home.
3. Bring light into a windowless room
Sometimes it is not possible to create openings in one of the rooms of your home: no skylights, no windows to let in natural light...
At this point, you still have an alternative to artificial light: take advantage of the brightness of another room, to illuminate the latter. How? Quite simply by creating windows in windowless rooms, or by completely transforming a wall, to replace it with a glass wall.
Naturally, if you are not sure of the best solution, don’t hesitate to contact David Caroni! His innovative ideas will enhance your property and brighten up your daily life.