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How to Let More Natural Light In
When you live in an area where natural light is very rare or hard to catch, you might be wondering how you can let more of it in without doing an entire remodel of your home or moving. Well, luckily for you, you are going to find out how to let the light. It is just a few simple steps.
Open up the curtains more
This is always going to be step one. Even if you live in an apartment and you aren’t sure how you feel about people walking by your home constantly and being able to peak in, this is the first thing that you need to do if you want to let light in naturally. These windows were placed there for a reason, so lift up the curtain a bit and let some light in.
If you have blinds, start with the curtain to see how much light gets let in before opening the blinds. Who knows, you might not even have to rely on blinds to let more light in if the curtains are dark.
Don’t immediately turn to electronics when the sun starts to set
A lot of people turn to electronics as soon as the sun is out of view from their windows, but this is the wrong time to close everything up. The world still has light to give you naturally until at least eight or nine, depending on what time of year it is. You can get so much light from just leaving things open a little bit longer.
This is something that you would learn more about if you were to buy a solar panel. But that’s a discussion for a later time because a lot of people question, “are solar panels worth it?” There is an answer. But right now, we are going to discuss more of how to let light into the home.
Get a screen for your door
If you have a door that is in direct sunlight a lot of the day, you should get a screen for it so that you have more light coming in from different angles. If you have multiple doors, this is even better. You can let even more light in by opening all of these doors. The screen for the door is important because you want to make sure that you let the light in, but not let the pets out or bugs in.
Move furniture that may be blocking light sources
If you have furniture blocking the windows or the door in your home, you might be missing out on a lot of light. If you move things around, even if just by an inch or so, you will notice that there is actually a lot more light in your home.
Oddly enough, this also works if you have a rug on a hard floor in your home. The rug could be soaking up all of the light and not letting it reflect and flow freely throughout your home. Try moving some things around and you will notice a difference.
Track the sun patterns and design your day around that
If you aren’t stuck to a specific schedule, you should try to track the sun throughout the day and work your day around that. This will give you more time with actual natural lighting and less time with electronically powered lights.
Even if the sun does not directly face your home at any point, you can still open the windows and enjoy what light peaks in through the cracks of the rest of the world. The sun will reflect on something outside and shine into your home no matter where you live, so always have things open and base your schedule around the pattern and schedule of the sun so that you always have light in your home.
How to let more natural light in: start your day with the blinds slightly open
If you don’t have curtains in your windows, start your day with slightly opened blinds. This will give you a little bit of light to start your morning with, and it will also be a friendly and nice wake-up call compared to the one that screams at you to wake up.