When undertaking new window installation and choosing windows, homeowners must consider which window style and configuration is going to maximize the amount of natural light their home receives. Natural light just looks and feels good, and not having enough of it can really dampen the mood in a house. If you are planning your window installation and are trying to achieve the most natural light in your home, below are some recommendations to keep in mind.
Use Mirrors around Your Home
Mirrors reflect light, rather than absorb it, so hanging one on the wall opposite your window will reflect the natural light in all different directions and increase the amount of natural light distributed throughout a room. You can also purchase furniture with glass, mirrored, or chrome accents to help better distribute natural light throughout a room.
Brighten and Lighten Your Colour Palette
While it might look nice to have a rich, dark colour in a room, lighter colours definitely do a much better job at reflecting natural light. It is a good idea to paint your walls with cool tones like blue-grays and taupes. Many people have no idea how big an impact a well-chosen colour scheme can have on their natural light maximization.