Letting natural light in your home is a great way to make rooms feel bright, inviting and spacious.
Besides being green, it’s healthy, too. Studies have shown that daylight energizes us and affects our mood, so it’s important to open the drapes and take advantage of nature.
To let in the most natural light, keep the blinds open during the day and keep any landscaping trimmed so it doesn’t block the sun from your windows.
In addition, go ahead and install mirrors in strategic locations so they will reflect sunlight to other parts of the room.
In rooms with little or no natural light, consider installing tubular skylights in the ceiling to provide an energy-efficient source of natural light.
Solar tubes are a style of skylight that uses a reflective surface, much like a mirror, to bring in the sunshine.
With one of these installed, it eliminates the need to turn on the lights during daylight hours, which means you’ll be saving money while breathing a little life into the interior of your home.