natural and artificial light in home

How to light up your rooms – natural and artificial light

The lighting in your home is just as important as how you decorate it and has the same effects for the overall atmosphere as the color of the walls. Proper lighting adds value to the space, it can amplify it visually or restrict it, but it is the detail that gives the warmth and makes the house where you feel at home.

The lighting of the house must take into account the function of each room. If the living room, kitchen and bathroom always require natural light and other light sources, the bedroom, hallways and service rooms need a different intensity. In addition, each room can have different functions, just by changing the lighting. Light sources placed in certain places can highlight works of art or certain objects, can isolate a space or highlight it.

Glass-paneled doors

They can be used especially in dark rooms, leaving natural light to penetrate much easier, creating a fluid space, and visually they don’t give the feeling of overcrowded space. Depending on the desired style of decoration, glass-paneled doors can have different colors or if you opt for simple, classic lines, you can choose simple glass, or opaque that can have different patterns on its surfaces.

Glass-paneled doors can replace virtually every door in your home, whether we are talking about a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room, hallway, children’s room, especially if you live in a small space and look for compact solutions. According to the specialists, unlike the classic door systems – hinges – which break in time due to the weight of the doors, glass door systems, more precisely sliding doors or revolving doors last longer. Maintenance of these types of doors is very easy: you need a cloth and an alcohol-based solution, and the cleaning is quick and easy. Glass-paneled doors are designed to cope with shocks and are not easily stained. To avoid scratches, it is recommended to use non-abrasive cleaning solutions.

Use windows as backsplashes

Even if the kitchen cabinets occupy a lot of space, it is not absolutely necessary to mount them on a whole wall. You can let the windows interlock through the kitchen cabinets, so the countertops will be much better lit. In addition, it creates a beautiful, amazing effect.

Use white paint that has sheen

It is known that white paint is often used to create the optical illusion that a space is larger than in reality, so it is suitable for small spaces. But white paint is also suitable for dark areas, especially if you choose white paint that has sheen. This type of paint reflects all the light it receives, so the space does not only look bigger, but also brighter.

Opt for glossy floors

Same as shiny paint, glossy floors are an option that you should consider, because they have the same light reflecting properties. You can opt for shiny ceramic tile, you can paint the existing floors with a paint that has a shiny or metallic finish, or you can simply polish your hardwood floors.

Add more light sources

It is common knowledge by now that there are at least three types of lighting necessary in a room: ambient, functional and decorative, as well as stage lighting, corresponding to the height at which each activity unfolds in a space.

It is certain that a single bulb in the middle of the ceiling is not enough to have a good light for all the activities in a room, and too bright light in the ceiling gets tiring and scatters in areas where it is not needed, so change the type of lighting that you use with some more versatile and appropriate ones for your activities.

Add more mirrors

Mirrors and other accessories reflect light beautifully: gold and silver door decorations and handles, glass interior surfaces, shiny flower vases. Mirrors, also being the most reflective surfaces, will multiply every ray of sun entering the window. You can place them wherever you want and the effect will be…full of light.

Get rid of curtains

You can use, if you need, some translucent ones, which keep indiscrete eyes at a distance, but let the light come in. Or, if you don’t have indiscreet neighbors, you can use opaque curtains to cover your windows just at night – it’s a common solution in modern design.

As you can see, there are multiple ways to bring more light into your home, be it natural or artificial light. In most cases, you don’t even need to do major remodeling projects. No matter what your plans are, if you intend to have an extensive home remodeling project, to make an addition to your home or just to make some small changes, Good Deal Remodeling is here to help you. You can contact us to tell us about your remodeling plans and we will make sure to offer you the best solutions through our remodeling and renovation services.

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