Monday, August 19, 2013

Bringing in Natural Light

By: Liz Nelson

Cramped up in a world of windowless offices and dark apartments we sometimes forget there is an outside world. However bringing natural light into your home can be a great way to brighten up and bring out the colors and textures of your home décor. Not only that but natural light can make you feel better too. Here are some ways to bring natural light into your home:

  1. Windows
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    The first way to bring more natural light in your home is to install or expand your windows. A large window can bring in tons of natural light and brighten up even the darkest home. If you don’t have a view you can frost the window to allow in light while maintaining privacy. Sheer curtains are another great way to allow in natural light while maintaining your privacy.

  1. Glass Doors
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    Even your doorways can become beacons of light in your home. A large glass doorway leading onto the patio or other outdoor space and help bring natural light and nature indoors. Enjoy the beauty of your garden from the comfort of your home. Even a front door can be made of glass reinforced with metal to provide safety and security while still letting in natural light. Not only is this practical it is beautiful too and helps to set your home apart.

  1. Mirrors
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    Love the idea of more natural light but do not have the money or space to install more windows? Why not try mirrors? Mirrors can reflect the natural light form your existing windows and scatter that light into the depts. Of your home. Mirrors also help to make your small spaces look bigger and reflect artificial light as well, making your home bigger and brighter looking without a large investment.

  1. Skylight
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    Who wouldn’t want a window to the stars and clouds? A skylight can be a great way to bring natural light indoors, especially if your surroundings are lacking luster. Let the sun shine in or the natural light of the moon and stars for a romantic and cool light in your home.

These are just a few of the ways that you can bring in more natural light to your home. Feel the draw of the great outdoors and the warmth of the sun on your face even inside your home.

This is a guest post by Liz Nelson from She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. Questions and comments can be sent to: liznelson17 @

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