Simple Tips: Get More Natural Light Into Your Home

natural light tips Unless you have an architecturally designed home chances are there is at least one room in your home that would benefit from more natural light and the illusion of more space.

There are many homes around Wollongong and the Illawarra that would have the challenge of shadows from the escarpment. This certainly rings true for my townhouse so I’ve been looking into ways to get more natural light into our home without knocking out walls and installing sky lights.

Venetian Blinds: Introduce Light and Control Privacy

white plantation shuttersVenetian blinds if correctly selected apply a timeless elegance to a room whilst allowing flexible control to the level of privacy and sunlight.

The key to getting more sunlight into a room is to use white venetian blinds as the light is reflected off the surface. Once installed play around with the angle of the blinds at different times of the day to maximise the light reflection.

I have found that by directing the light to a white ceiling you get a huge amount of light whilst maintaining great privacy. It also works really well to angle the blinds towards the floor depending on the time of day.

I prefer the wider wooden venetian blinds over the smaller aluminum blinds.
white blinds light white venetian blinds

Use Mirrors To Reflect Light From Windows

Mirrors can be as basic or as grand as you can imagine and they have many more uses than to simply provide a reflection. By placing a large mirror at a right angle to a window you reflect the light and image of the window into the room.

As a bonus, it will also make your room look bigger. Here is some inspiration to scour:

Large mirrors reflect light into a room
Bathroom Mirror
grand bedroom mirror

Do you have any other ideas for introducing natural light on a budget?

Share your ideas in the comments below.

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About Martin Anstee

Martin is the Managing Director and co-founder of Illawarra Home Loans.

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