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Ways to Brighten Your Apartment with Natural Light

  A bright apartment not only makes the space visually more spacious, it also makes your apartment airy and more intimate. Of course, there are many different ways to light a space, but nothing beats natural light.

  Natural lighting is favored in interior design because of the many benefits it offers families and homeowners. In addition to reducing electricity use during the day, introducing natural light can also help increase the body's vitamin D needs, increase productivity, and improve overall mood.

  Unfortunately, not all apartments have plenty of sunlight and large windows. But don't worry, as there are plenty of solutions to bring natural light into your home.

1. Downscale and rearrange

  An easy way to bring natural light into your home is to reduce the amount of furniture and decorations. Get your apartment in order and you'll realize how spacious your home actually is. And in the absence of any obstacles, there is an opportunity to let more light into your home. You can also try moving large furniture away from doors and windows to let more light in if there is no way to get rid of it.

2. Transparency rules

  Unlike a typical landed home, you cannot change the interior structure of your apartment at will. That means you can't fix your lighting problems by installing any skylights. Before you consider moving to a landed home, you can try this method without any renovations. If you have an opaque panel door in your apartment, you can choose to replace it with a floor-to-ceiling window and a glass door, or just leave it empty (of course, you can't replace your main door with a glass door, after all, you don't want outsiders to come in) spy on your private life?). This allows sunlight to easily pass from one place to another.

3. Put a mirror

  Do you know how mirrors expand a space by reflecting? It's actually a great way to bring natural light into your home! If you live in an apartment with low ceilings, buy a large mirror and attach it to the wall to take advantage of the sun's rays bouncing into your apartment. Mirrors can reflect sunlight from outside the window and cast it between the four walls to increase the brightness, which is like opening a window and adds a sense of depth to your home. On the other hand, you can also buy furniture with mirrored trim or metallic sheen to create natural light. Place a mirror across from the window to double the brightness of the light!

4. Thin and bright

  If you want a brighter home, ditch heavy fabrics like velvet and brocade, as these curtain materials tend to make a room feel dark, gloomy, and cramped. Instead, opt for lighter fabrics such as linen and cotton that allow plenty of daylight.

5. Use neutral tones

  The lighter the color, the more light is reflected. The same theory applies here! Instead of using dark and bold tones, paint the walls and furniture with cool and neutral tones, such as white, gray, cream or beige, which visually make the space more spacious and bright. Paint the ceiling a little lighter than the walls to allow light to bounce back and forth in the room.

6. The bigger the windows, the brighter the home

  This is by far the most obviously effective, and perhaps the most expensive, way to add more natural light to your home. If you want to expand your windows, you can opt for picture windows as they bring in plenty of light, fresh air, and stunning views (depending on where you live). Be sure to glaze the windows though, or your home could turn into a microwave!