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When it comes to the natural beauty of your bedroom, then one of the most refreshing and invigorating changes you can make is to really let natural light in there to do its thing. Natural light makes the room look much cleaner, brighter, and can have really positive impacts on your emotional health. Here are a few tips on how to get it in there.
Cut the clutter
There’s one thing that gets in the way of good natural lighting more than anything else. You’ve likely guessed it already but we’re talking about clutter. Improving the storage in your bedroom can help you ensure that you have as many bits and pieces lying around the place. Light can’t move around clutter and, as such, they create shadows that will very much sabotage the light, airy feeling that you’re trying to create in the bedroom.
Bounce that light around
The choice of surfaces that you use in the bedroom can do a lot to help light bounce around the place. For instance, brightening your wall colors can help a lot, as dark colors tend to absorb more light than brighter ones. Of course, nothing bounces light around the room quite as effectively as a good wall mirror. Other glossy surfaces can be a key role in keeping the bedroom night and bright, as well.
Invest in the right window treatments
Drapes and curtains can certainly add a nice cozy atmosphere to the room but, even when they are fully open, they can still block off the maximum natural light from making it into your room. Lighter treatments like plantation shutters are a lot more effective at maximizing the light that comes through the window. They’re a hardy investment, too, as plantation shutter repair is easier and cheaper than trying to fix a torn curtain.
Freshen up your window sill
While it doesn’t actively brighten up the room, having some houseplants on or outside your windowsill can do a lot to make the room look brighter. That flash of green color can be soothing and great for spreading positive vibes by itself. However, when the sun catches your plant, shining through the leaves and lighting them up, it can make it look like you have your own natural lamp sitting on the window sill of your bedroom.
Flooring makes a big difference
One surface that deserves a little more attention than the rest is that of your flooring. A good wood or faux wood flooring (such as vinyl) has a crisp, clean appearance that plays very well with any light that bounces off of it. If you prefer carpets, you can still make good use of them. It’s just a good idea to make sure that they are in lighter colors, such as cream, and that they are cleaned on a regular basis.
Your bedroom should be the one place in the home where you feel most comfortable and happy, so allowing some natural light in there can have a profound impact on how much you enjoy your home life.