As the cold winter months approach, it starts to become harder and harder for us to get the daily amount of natural light that we ideally need to stay healthy. Additionally, many of us spend our working days sat inside, staring at screens and leaving in the dark of an evening. This means it’s often easy to feel down and miserable at this time of year.
Are you thinking of ways to brighten up your property in the winter months? Take a look at the following short guide, with some tips and tricks on how to invite light into your home.
Inviting in and substituting light
In apartment builds, aside from having large windows, open floor space and brightly coloured pale walls that reflect light, property companies such as RW Invest use smart lighting techniques to help. Not only are these energy-efficient solutions that can save both the investor and the tenant money, but they can help to schedule light and make it appear more naturally around your daily routine. Smart lighting can be set as alarms, and to turn on and off in the morning and evening, emulating natural light and helping with positive wellbeing and sleep patterns.
Does your apartment feel dark and uninviting, and perhaps even a little claustrophobic? Think about some of the ways that you can get it feeling a bit neater and fresh. Start by clearing some of the clutter out, and dusting/cleaning the room thoroughly, removing and unwanted items and mess that could be an eyesore.
Once you've got that out of the way, you could take a broader look at your home, and see where gets the most and least amount of light at different parts throughout the day. Based on this, could you position some of your furniture better, or shift some of the rooms around so that they make a bit more sense. If a room that you spend most of your time is dim, while an uninhabited area gets a nice ray of sunshine through each afternoon, then perhaps see if there are any logical changes you can make, or even consider renovating to accommodate the light.
Still living in shadow?
Here are a few quick extra tips that you might consider: