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Simple Solutions for Brightening Your Home

It should come as no surprise that there exists a direct relationship between the amount of light in a person’s life, and their general health and wellbeing. Light isn’t just good for our physical health, it’s also good for our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

It’s therefore important that we know how to let as much light into our lives as possible. A good place to start is by getting into the habit of opening up all of your blinds and curtains, every day, so as to acclimatise yourself to the idea of living a light-filled life. The second step you should take is to make sure you go outside during the day, as much as possible. And the third step is to ensure that your home is filled with as much light as possible by implementing these easy solutions.

Wash Your Windows

Your home may be festooned with windows, but if they’re not clean they won’t let in as much light as they would otherwise be able. Spend a day washing your windows, or consider employing a professional window washer to make sure your glass is sparkling.

Install French Doors

Windows are great ways to let light in but even better is a pair of French or sliding doors. Not only will these large glass doors help to brighten your home but they’ll prove to be wonderfully enjoyable when summer comes around. French and sliding doors can be costly, but you can help to keep this cost down by fitting them yourself using hardware sourced from Barrier Components.

Put in a Skylight

Skylights let light in without compromising your privacy, making them the perfect choice for homeowners who live in built-up areas. There are many different types of skylight, to suit many different types of roof, so if you’re not sure whether a skylight is suitable for your home it’s worth seeking advice from a professional skylight fitter.

Consider Your Colours

It’s a well-known fact that light colours will help to make even the smallest space feel bright and airy. But many people don’t realise that light colours actually help to increase light by reflecting light particles, much more than dark colours. You don’t have to use white if you find this too stark – warm creams, energetic ivory and bright lemon will work just as well.