So, you’re want your home to feel brighter and more spacious? Well, we aren’t able to give you additional floor space and you may not be able to install floor to ceiling windows for more light, but the change you’re after—space and light—could be accomplished easier than you imagine.
Creating a bright, spacious home is also not as expensive as you might think. Simple décor techniques and features like a skylight installation could be all you need. Let’s show you how to make it work.
Use of Colour
A bucket of paint could be all you need!
From top to bottom, the colours you use will impact how you experience a room. Dark colours will make the walls seem closer to you than they really are, so rather pick lighter hues. You can still have fun with a colour palette but keep it light.
The same principle serves for the roof and floor, so your room can seem to have a very high ceiling if you pick a light colour or even white. At the same time, these colours will reflect the light, rather than absorb it as darker shades tend to do, which will help brighten up the space.
How You Use Your Furniture and Decor
Each piece you place inside a room can make the space seem more compact or help you create an airy atmosphere. Some examples:
- Mirrors: Use mirrors as your secret weapon in compact, dark homes. Hang a few throughout the house and you’ll see how they reflect light so rooms can seem brighter. At the same time, you create the illusion that there’s more space than there really is.
- Furniture: Rather than place furniture against the walls, pull them away slightly and the dimensions of the room will seem to expand. You can also lift heavy sofas and other objects from the floor by installing legs. It all plays a role in how you perceive the room.
- Transparency works: From glass tables to sheer curtains, clear and see-through items are smart buys that will give the illusion of more space. Also, if you pick items like glass, it will help reflect light to create brighter spaces.
Use Height More Effectively
You want to create the illusion of a higher ceiling, so work smart with vertical lines. You can install floor to ceiling bookcases, as long as they don’t block out light from windows. Also opt for curtains that hang from well above the top of the windows for the illusion of tall windows.
To ensure there’s not too much clutter that can make a space feel cramped, try and use spaces above the top of the doors for storage shelves or to display décor.
Light is a major role player when it comes to creating a spacious feel and a bright room. Where will the light come from that you want to reflect in your mirrors and glass objects? A skylight is a winning option, since you don’t have to sacrifice any wall or floor space. It’s perfectly positioned to allow more light inside, turning gloomy rooms into brilliant, bright spaces. Illuminating all corners of a room will give your room a larger feel. Units such as Solatube skylights can reach even the darkest of rooms in your home.
Where Will You Start?
You can easily transform your home to be brighter and feel more spacious with these tips! Ask the team at Belle Skylights to help you install the perfect skylight.
Call 1300 168 374 and let the Belle Skylights team assist you.