There’s nothing more beautiful or flattering than the natural daylight. Not only is natural sunlight the most true form of lighting there is but it’s also completely free of charge. If you want to do your bit in saving energy in the home, it’s crucial that you make the most of the sunlight during the day.
Despite this being obvious, many homeowners use artificial lighting during the day.
The best way to avoid this is to increase the natural light coming into your home; how can you maximize the natural sunlight so that you can reduce your energy consumption over a period of time?
Cutting back on the time you have your lights turn on can help you lower your monthly energy costs as well as reducing your carbon footprint.
So here are some great ways of increasing natural light in your home;
- Light colours – if you are redecorating your home, make sure you choose a selection of light or neutral shades. This will help to make any room appear much larger than it is and it can also work well for reflecting light around the room. Avoid dark and dingy colours that can make a room look enclosed. It can also make a room appear much darker than it actually is.
- Use mirrors – mirrors are not only practical and beautiful but they are also fantastic for helping natural daylight travel around a room, making it appear bigger and feel much more open and airy.
- Use automated blinds – automated blinds are fantastic for managing night and day and the lighting in your home, without you even having to think about it. Today’s advanced technology brings you the option of Niche motorised blinds that can be programmed to suit your requirements or blinds that can be opened and closed at a click of a button.
- Install a skylight – if you have a tight space in your converted attic / attic bedroom, skylights are a great way of opening up a dark, stuffy room to the natural light outside. Natural light can usually make it to most rooms within a property but sometimes converted spaces need a little extra help.
- Use solar lamps – if you spend a lot of time in your garden or conservatory or you like to keep your home’s exterior well list for visitors and neighbours, make sure you install solar lamps to make the most of the sun’s energy in the day.