How to make your house have more light

If there is a subject on which interior designers and decoration experts agree, it is in the importance of light. A well-lit home is not only prettier, it also feels warmer, more energetic, and looks bigger. Light has more power in decoration than any other ornamental element, therefore, obtaining that natural source is one of the tasks that requires the most care when planning a reform or we want to change the style in the most special rooms of our home. But let’s not make the mistake of thinking that only an exterior home with large windows can be well lit: here are a few practical tricks to make even the last room on your interior floor look brighter.

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It is clear that the best thing to have a house with lots of light is to have an outside location, ideally in an open space, and to have many large windows. But once the obvious is over, let’s go to the hardest yet: draw points of light from where (it seems) there are no. Often times, interior houses or small windows make floors look dark (and even smaller than they are), but there is nothing better than playing with what we have to win the game. I bet you a decoration in light colorsWhite is the big winner on the walls, floors and window frames, and we will avoid the coldness of the ‘hospital effect’ if we combine it with furniture and textiles in beige or cream tones. In this way, we will achieve that the little light that enters from outside is reflected on the surfaces and increases the luminosity of the space. In addition, we must always flee from highly overloaded spaces that impede the natural passage of the sun’s rays and that, in addition, generate a feeling of overwhelm.

There are many floors that have interior rooms with small windows that overlook an ironically known ‘patio of lights’ or, even, that are blind (without windows). But we can fill them with light, and to achieve it, nothing better than open spaces. An intermediate solution to houses with traditional walls and ‘open concept’ houses is remove the walls that compartmentalize the darker rooms and replace them with others made of glass or translucent pavés, or divide the shelving spaces, a practical and versatile solution that ensures that these pieces of furniture, while serving as a storage function, allow light to pass from one area of ​​the house to another. In addition, if the regulations and the structure of the building allow it, we can open a skylight or roof window that gives us a source of direct and natural light, or incorporate a solar tube (especially if it is an individual house), which collect sunlight and transport it indoors.

Finally, we can play with the decorative elements to better illuminate the space: mirrors and methacrylate furniture will be our great allies, because they reflect light or let it pass through them; and indirect lighting points, soft and warm, will make up for the deficiencies in those rooms where it is (now yes) impossible to bring points of natural light.