Right now, the summer sun is blazing hot. You look outside your window, and the sweet, golden sunshine pours in through your windows, and it brightens up your home and your mood. But as a Canadian, you know that the warm sunlight doesn’t last year-round. Once November rolls around, there will be months of winter, gloomy days full of snow and rain.
Without enough light in the house, your hormone production starts to disrupt, and you’ll start to feel tired, lethargic, and even depressed. Avoid such unwanted feelings and open up your house to natural light with these home décor ideas.
Build a Solarium Addition
The word solarium is Latin for “place of sun[light].” Solariums are rooms that provide ample natural daylight and scenic views of your surroundings while protecting you from harmful outdoor elements, such as weather and animals. They’re made of glass walls so that natural light can flow into your home, even on the cloudiest of winter days. The best part about solariums is that you can turn them into any room you want.
You could use the extra space as a home office, gym, TV room, breakfast nook, playroom for the kids, a meditation space — anything you’d like. Whatever you choose, the room will provide beautiful light and an opportunity for you to enjoy your natural surroundings. Find a local sunroom and solarium company that can help you build the perfect brightening addition to your home.
Make It Open Concept
When it comes to brightening up your home, how bold are you willing to go? Well, if you’re interested in experiencing a whole new design layout, consider knocking down some walls and opening up your home entirely.
Open concept is the term people use in architecture and interior design for floor plans that utilize large, open spaces and minimize using small, enclosed spaces such as private offices or dining rooms. Open concept is when your home is essentially one big room, allowing air and light to flow freely from one section to the next.
As a result, you’ll never feel restricted, and the lack of walls will allow you to move around the house with ease. Furthermore, the light from the outside will also move with ease, brightening each corner of the home. Consider complementing your new open concept home with soft, light colours. Brighter colours such as white and pastels will create a pleasant aesthetic, and the sunlight will bounce off your furniture gracefully.
Install More Windows
One of the best ways to let natural light inside your house is to install more windows — Have you ever thought about installing windows designed to attract sunshine, such as a skylight?
Skylights are perfect for such a task because they sit right on top of your house — allowing the light to flow right from the source, the sky. So not only are skylights great for sunshine, but they also create a bright and cheerful mood in any room.
If you love the summer sunshine flooding your home with warmth and light, consider making it a year-round experience with these unique home design tips!