Increasing the natural light in your home is one of the best ways to make a house feel more like a home. In addition, if you are doing any indoors photography (even casual photography with your phone) then natural light will enhance and improve all of those photos.
Light Space Studio provides a few tips here to increase the natural lighting in your home and make your indoor photographs even more beautiful than ever! If you like these tips, be sure to check out our other articles on creating a proper studio space in your home that is suitable for professional photography.
Replace Dark Curtains with Lighter Colors
This one is really simple, yet one of the most often overlooked improvements to increase natural lighting in a home. Not only is it simple, it is fairly inexpensive compared to the cost of remodeling or replacing anything in your home.
Darker color curtains will block more natural light coming in from the windows, whereas a lighter color like white, beige, or tan will let in more light even when drawn to block the direct sunlight. It can also improve the overall lighting in an office, bedroom, or living space.
In addition, if you need to use darker colors in order to tie the room together, you can use multiple sets of layered curtains for different lighting. Try layering heavier curtains with curtains that use a lighter material that can let more light through. This way, the lighter curtains can be of a different color while still allowing more light to enter your home.
New Picture or Double Hung Windows
It can be expensive to remodel a house and add more windows. In most cases and homes, this simply isn’t practical as it requires a full remodel on a wall and possibly the support structure of a home. However, replacing the current windows with ones that add more natural light can be much more affordable and less work.
The first step is visiting the websites of window replacement companies like www.longwoodwindows.com in your area and shopping for the best deal. Different companies offer different warranties on installation so make sure you understand all of the costs up front. Next, tell the companies that you are looking to increase natural light, and they can recommend the best picture or double hung windows for your needs.
Use White Light Bulbs
There are times when you simply cannot increase the amount of natural light entering your home from the outside, but there’s still something you can do from the inside. Natural light white light bulbs are extremely more affordable than they used to be, and provide a much more natural feeling to the light inside your home.
In addition, they require a lot less power and look great when put on a dimmer. White light is a great way to make interior rooms feel a lot more natural and very inexpensive when compared to the other options.