Having your own home has to be the most adult feeling in the world and it can make a huge impact on your life. Having a space which is your own and that you can look after is a sign of independence and will make you feel great.
When decorating and designing your home to get the most out of the space, light is an important aspect to take into account. To make the most of your home this year for both you and your partner, we want to show you some ways to bring light into your home.
Install sliding doors
One brilliant way to bring more light into your home this year is with a pair of modern sliding doors. If you don’t have an open plan home you may have walls separating your rooms and this can stop light from getting through the whole space of your home. Instead of a wall consider a partition using sliding doors so that you can choose to open up the space now and again to let in more light and make your home feel bigger.
Try french windows
French windows can be a brilliant way to connect your kitchen to the garden and bring both light and a lovely view to your home. Consider installing french windows this winter to let in a whole lot of light to your kitchen and make the whole room feel much larger.
Clean windows often
It is important not to neglect the cleaning of your windows and keep them in tip top shape throughout the year. Your windows are the biggest source of light to your home and if they get dirty and dusty they won’t let in as much light as they once did. It is a great idea to hire a window cleaner for the exterior windows and then you can tackle the interior ones every few weeks to keep them clean and bright.
Get rid of chunky curtains
Big chunky curtains might look nice sometimes but they are also the enemy of light in your house. If you have a small house already and on top of this you have a north facing living room – any small change can impact the light of your home. To bring in as much light as possible to a small and dark room you should get rid of thick curtains and instead opt for vertical blinds for your windows. This will make a massive impact on your home and will make it look and feel brighter.
Use light neutral colours
If you are looking to make a small house look brighter without installing lots of fancy things to your home, the easiest way to do this is with neutral colours. Choose to paint your walls a white or light grey and have one feature wall in the room rather than colour all over. This allows more light to bounce off the walls and into your home. It will make a big impact and your home will feel clean and bright in no time.