Use natural daylight to brighten your home

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Natural sunlight is one of the everyday resources that really can make a positive difference in your home. There are many mental and physical benefits from getting more natural daylight in your home.
Key takeaways
  • Natural light can brighten any space and give it a more pleasant atmosphere. Roof windows are a great way to bring more natural light into your space.
  • Check to see if you have enough daylight in your home when planning a home improvement project. If not, consider adding a roof window as part of your project.
  • Benefits from the natural light that comes with having a roof window include better sleep at night, more energy during the day, and harmony with the outdoors.

Create an ambience with natural light

Natural light is all available light from natural sources such as the sun or the moon. By utilising and incorporating natural light in your home as a primary source, you can create a beautiful and warm ambience that will make everybody feel at ease.

Explore the magic of roof windows

The sun travels across the sky during the day. This means façade windows can limit the amount of naturally occurring light. A roof window is one of the most effective ways to bring in more daylight. Daylight from above can penetrate through your house, and every day is different depending on the weather.

Breathe new life into small rooms

Small rooms can always be a challenge to brighten up. A floor lamp might take an excessive amount of space, and a ceiling lamp might not be sufficient. A roof window can be a significant light source by opening a larger surface to capture natural light.

Make sure you plan for enough daylight

If you are going to embark on a home renovation project, make sure you get it right – no one ever regretted having ‘too much’ natural light! As a rule of thumb, ensure that your glazing is equal to at least 20% of the floor space of the room being renovated. Make sure you also consider planning in enough roof windows to allow for a good and equal distribution of light throughout the room. Don’t forget – you can easily control this daylight when needed with a vast array of blinds and shutters.

Transform your everyday life indoors

Are you looking to refresh your home? With the increase in hybrid working, we’re spending more time at home than ever before. Having a great living environment is therefore essential. One of the ways you can transform your everyday life indoors is by using roof windows effectively. Roof windows bring more natural light into your home.

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Reap the benefits of light from above

Natural light contributes to resetting the body's release of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone that makes us tired, so incorporating more natural daylight in your home helps us have energy during the day and sleep better at night.

Create harmony with your surroundings

Roof windows connect your home to its natural surroundings and bring in fresh air. If you incorporate a few large floor plants in your decoration, you can create a sense of harmony that will benefit the mind, body, and soul.

Complement the light with your décor

Make sure your interior finishes and decorations are a perfect match for a room filled with light. Paint your bedroom walls in calming greens and blues and watch how the morning light streams in to gently wake you up. Go for brighter colours in a shared living space for a lively and bright family room and see how the inviting interior makes everyone want to spend more time together. Don’t forget to position your plants to get the daylight they need throughout the day!

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