We all love soaking up some warm sunshine, which shows our bodies know its benefits by instinct. Below, we'll share some ideas on how you can get more natural light into your space with a few simple decor tweaks.
Increased exposure to natural light has positive effects on your mood, immune system and quality of sleep. It also decreases tendencies for depression and reduces the risk of certain cancers, among many other health benefits. Better still, being outdoors is not the only way to get your daily dose of Vitamin D, as indirect natural light is still highly effective. It's clear to see the importance of filling the spaces we spend most of our time with as much natural light as possible.
The first thing to do? Ditch those dreary drapes! Although curtains may seem luxurious, they cover a lot of your window, even when tied back. Blinds are a much more sleek and elegant window covering that collapse to leave minimal obstruction. We have a wide range of blinds, each with unique benefits to give you optimal control over the flow of natural light into your space.
Next, bounce the beams! Lighter shades of paint will reflect more natural light around your home. That's not to say you must resort to stark white - pastels and subtle off-whites will do the trick and maintain a pleasant ambience. Consider extending this colour palette to your furniture and other decor items too. And finally, make use of mirrors, the bigger the better, to bounce rays around a room where natural light is limited.
These solutions can be implemented for home and office environments and are especially beneficial if working from home.