The lighting is one of the most important factors in home decoration. Special mention deserves the sunlight, which besides being a source of life, is the healthiest, natural and economic way to illuminate the spaces. In fact, the bright houses are more comfortable and beautiful. However, not everyone is lucky to have natural light in our home.
Although the presence of natural light is recommended in any room of the home, it is even more important in the living room, which, as we have mentioned on numerous occasions, is the main area of the house, since it is the place where we enjoy our moments of leisure and relaxation, either alone or in the company of family and friends. If you do not have natural light or its presence is rather scarce, we recommend that you do not miss anything of what we tell you next, since we are going to give you some tips that will be of great help.
Paint light colored walls
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about the colors that, as you well know, have a lot of influence on the perception of space. In particular, we want to talk about the colors of the walls, that in rooms with little natural light it is better to be clear. A more than safe option is white, a versatile and timeless color. Of course, if it seems too cold or boring, you can also opt for beige, light gray, pastel … The important thing is that it is soft colors.
If you want a dark or vibrant color on your walls, the best thing you can do is use it on a single wall, leaving the rest in a lighter color.
Bet on minimalism
When it comes to decorating rooms that receive little natural light you have to be careful with the choice of style. Among the most recommended is minimalism, which you already know is based on the maxim of “less is more”. In this sense, you should bear in mind that the less furniture and accessories there are in the room, the better. It is also highly recommended the Nordic style, which is led by the color white.
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If you want to maximize the luminosity, it is also recommended that you bet on furniture pieces of light colors. Although white is a very successful color, you can also opt for light woods, which you know are very fashionable lately. In fact, pieces of furniture that combine light wood with white or gray are currently topical.
Dispense the curtains
Unless you have to protect yourself from prying eyes, in rooms with little natural light it is better to do without the curtains. Of course, if you want these textiles are present in the room, then you should opt for clear models and light fabrics that let light, such as silk or linen. In addition, it is preferable that they are smooth.
Do not forget the mirrors
Although they are not as usual as in other rooms of the house (hall, bathroom, dressing room …), the mirrors can be very helpful in the living rooms, especially in the small ones and with little natural light. Of course, the ideal is to place them in front of a window. If it is not possible, then you can place them in front of an artificial light source.
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