Stunning Ways to Maximize Light in Your Home

Is your home in desperate need of a makeover? Does it feel it often feel dark, closed in, and small? Are you looking to create a more open and welcoming atmosphere in the house? If so, it may be that the solution lies in lighting. Lighting can completely transform a space, making it feel more modern, open, welcoming, calming, and spacious. Even if you don’t have a lot of natural light, there are projects you can tackle that will bring more light to the space.

So, let’s take a look at a number of different ways you can maximize the light in your home and give it that instant makeover you’ve been craving.

Install Glass Doors to the Outside

If you’re willing to take on a big project, installing glass doors to the outside is a fabulous way to maximize the light. This will allow all kinds of natural light to pour in by bringing the outdoors inside. Glass doors can also help to make a space feel much larger as there is no obstructed view to the garden or yard, it’ll just all look open on first glance.

As Cover Glass Texas points out, the ultimate way to ensure you have an open-air bright space is to install frameless sliding doors. This is an elegant choice for homeowners that have backyard views that they want to show off.

Take Down the Heavy Window Coverings

Another tip is to take down all your heavy and dated window coverings and replace them with light, airy options. For example, sheers allow for a degree of privacy while allowing natural light to still pass through. Blinds and California shutters are another great option as you can open them up completely or adjust how much light is spilling in.

The goal should be to keep the windows as open looking as possible with the option to add privacy when needed.

Use Mirrors in Strategic Locations

If you don't have a lot of windows in the home and you're really looking to maximize what you have, mirrors can be a great solution. You can strategically place them on walls so that they reflect the light from the outdoors and create the illusion of added space and brightness. Frameless mirrors will give you the most surface space and will work well with a variety of décor styles.

Opt for a Light and Bright Color Palette

Finally you want to be sure you pick a light and bright color palette in the home, as this will help to maximize the light that is coming in. Keep in mind, when you use dark shades on the wall, flooring, or furnishings it absorbs the light. Using light colors actually works to bounce the light around the room, much like a mirror does.

These tips will help you to maximize the light in your home helping to make it feel brighter, more modern, and even more spacious overall. What are you waiting for?

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