In the autumn, it gets light much later in the morning and dark much earlier in the evening. This makes the indoors feel quite dark! It’s a good excuse to light some candles and snuggle up with a blanket in the evening, but during the day, light is essential and can do wonders for your mood. Do you want to increase the natural light in your home? Read on for 3 handy tips!

3 Ways to Increase Natural Light in Your Home

Use Mirrors

The easiest way to increase natural light in your home is by hanging or placing mirrors strategically. Position them so that they can reflect the extra daylight into the room, for instance, across from a window. An added benefit is that it can make a room appear larger. A full-length mirror from floor to ceiling can make a space look up to twice as big!

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Place Houseplants

Houseplants create a fresh and lively atmosphere and can play an important role in how you perceive the light in your interior. However, be strategic about their placement. Avoid placing them on the windowsill, as they can block out natural daylight.


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Avoid a Dark Interior

A light room appears more spacious as it helps to reflect daylight. Conversely, dark colours act like sponges, absorbing light. To prevent this, it’s a good idea to use light colours. You don’t need to go for an all-white interior; soft pastel shades can also work. You can also combine them, for example by placing a light-coloured sofa against a dark wall or using a light tablecloth on a dark table.

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