Light is magical inside any home. It can make a space feel larger. And it can also make a room feel more warm and welcoming.
But how do you maximize the natural light in your living room — and in other rooms throughout your home? Here’s a look at several things you can do to harness the outdoors and make your living room as light and bright as possible.
Start by choosing lighter shades over darker colours in your living room. Tones like beige, cream, or pastel yellow are ideal for harnessing light in a way that’s soft and gentle on the eyes. Incorporate these tones into your rugs, sofas, chairs and other décor. To fully maximize the natural light sand, you can even paint your living room’s ceiling white. A white ceiling actually reflects light, which helps maximize the daylight that finds its way into your living room.
Consider your light source, and how it will affect the day to day experience. Organize your furniture in a way that harmonizes with the flight flow in your living room.
To do this, you want to see your living room from the eye of a photographer. What areas should be backlit, and what should receive direct sunlight? Communal zones like the couch work well in direct sunlight, while that cozy armchair where you like to sit and read is best enjoyed when the light comes from behind. Make sure to also avoid putting TVs and other screens in direct line of the light source to reduce any glare. bAfter all, natural light can be a blessing in some zones and a nuisance in others.
If you are redesigning your living room around light, you want to be able to control the light source. That’s why window coverings are so important.
Roof windows blinds can limit light in the middle of the day when you want a soft lit afternoon nap, and they can be left open in the evening when you want the fading, indirect light.
Roller blinds, roman blinds, and awning blinds are ideal window coverings for living room roof windows because they are style and functional. These blinds naturally harness and soften light to create a comfortable atmosphere.
These blinds can also be adjusted so you can modulate the amount of natural light in your living room at any given time.
Are you in the market for windows blinds or other window coverings to help maximize natural light? The Roof Window Store has the ultimate online collection of roller blinds, roman blinds, and awning blinds that match your living room design.
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VELUX blinds are the ideal choice if you are looking for a blind to complement your room. Whether you are looking for decorative light control, heat protection, a sophisticated look or a fun design for your kids room, you are sure to find the right blind for your needs. Simply choose from our wide range of blind types and select the design, colour or pattern and let us help you take your project to the next level.