How to give light to a dark house: tricks and tips for your reform

Natural lighting is much more important than you might think at first. If we spend a lot of time in a space that lacks it, we end up feeling sad and apathetic. Luckily, this has a remedy, and we will explain how to give light to a dark house.

Pay attention to these tips for houses with little natural light because you can apply them if you are already thinking about your next reform. We assure you that you will notice the change for the better.

Expand windows or relocate them

If little light enters the house, the perfect solution is to make the elements through which the lighting enters larger. In this case you have two possibilities. Either you enlarge the windows and make them larger, or you directly change the location windows inside the room and put them in other places where the light hits more.

Unfortunately, this is only possible if your home is an independent home that is not part of any community of neighbors and does not have to respect a certain aesthetic. In the rest of the cases, you will not get them to let you make a change that is so detectable to the naked eye, because it would break the aesthetics of the urbanization.

Expand windows or relocate them

Create false windows

When it comes to how to give light to a house we can play with the elements of decoration and thus achieve a unique effect. What we propose in this case is that you put in your rooms (for example, in that bathroom that does not have natural light), a false window.

It is something very simple to do during a reform. It is about recessing a frame in the chosen wall and surrounding it with an LED strip. Inside the frame you can put a vinyl that perfectly imitates an outdoor stage.

It is not natural light, but it looks quite similar and achieves a unique decorative effect while making the room more illuminated.

Use light colors

One of the most classic tricks to illuminate a dark house is to take advantage of the little natural light that the house receives. For this you must choose for the walls colors that are as light as possible.

In fact, white is the best choice. It makes the room look wider and that the light is distributed evenly throughout the room.

For the furniture, also choose light colors such as white and combine them with glass or methacrylate, because transparent surfaces help light expand through the room.

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Install mirrors

Mirrors are decorative elements that are of great help when we look for how to give natural light to a dark house. Because the light bounces directly off its surface and is distributed around the room.

The result is much better if you place the mirrors right on the wall in front of the window. What’s more, you can choose mirrors that imitate windows and thus get the feeling that there are more light inputs than there really are.

Use mirrors

Divide spaces with glass walls

A good idea when looking for how to give light to a dark house is to replace the traditional walls of laminated plaster or brick with glass. For example, the wall that separates the living room from the corridor or the one that separates the kitchen from the rest of the common areas.

Some glass walls fold accordion-like, allowing you to enjoy an open space when needed and close it when you think this is more suitable.

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Install glass doors

If you are not in a position to throw walls in your next reform, a simple way to bring light to your home is to replace your current doors with white lacquered and glass.

In this way you get the light to spread better throughout the house. The darkest rooms will be able to take advantage of the natural luminosity of those that do enjoy it.

Install glass doors

The floor, better in light tones

Wood floors in light grey tones and light oak are more fashionable than ever, and are the perfect choice for homes that do not have much natural light. Because these tones contribute to reflect light and give rise to much brighter rooms.

If you prefer a dry reform, you can use a trick that is widely used in the Nordic countries: paint the floor white with special paint for flooring.

In case your floors are dark, but you do not want to change them, you can increase the brightness of the room by installing a light-colored carpet.

Now that you know how to give light to a dark house, you will have seen that even the situations that seem more complex can be solved. So it’s time to think about what changes you are going to make in your home to make it the home of your dreams.

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By Catharine Bwana