September 12, 2019

4 Tips to Maximize the Natural Light in Your Home

Have you ever wondered if there is a single way to improve your vision, increase your productivity, and boost your mood? There is! Introducing . . . natural light. There are a plethora of benefits to capturing as much natural light in your home as possible, such as:

  • Improved health
  • Increased focus
  • Reduced stress
  • Energy savings
  • And so many more!

Berkeley homes are structurally designed to achieve maximum natural lighting. Featuring high ceilings and an abundance of windows (many of them large), rooms in these beautiful homes feel light and bright. Interior design tricks can further aid in maximizing natural lighting.

Here are 4 tips to ensure your home captures as much natural lighting as possible:

      1. Decorate with mirrors: Harness the power of natural light with mirrors, which reflect rather than absorb the sunlight passing through a window. Strategically hang or prop a mirror against a wall (ideally opposite a window) or choose smaller mirrors to place on shelves and watch as any room not only brightens but also seems larger.


      1. Lighten up: Choosing a lighter palette for your home’s walls goes a long way for brightening the space naturally, as lighter shades reflect light better. Using white paint on interior window frames is an easy way to amplify the sunlight streaming in. Also consider the texture of your window treatments and use sheer curtains —avoiding heavy, dark treatments—whenever possible.


      1. Gloss it up: The paint finish you use in your home has a big impact on natural lighting potential. Go matte versus flat on the ceiling; everywhere else, consider upping the sheen one degree. For instance, if you like eggshell, try satin instead; if satin is your go-to, experiment with semigloss.


      1. Incorporate glass tiles: Did you know glass tiles reflect nearly 100% of the light that hits them? Use this to your advantage and consider them for your kitchen backsplash or in bathrooms. Not only are they a beautiful choice but they will capture the natural light available in the space.


A naturally lit home is an inviting, comfortable place to be. Use these tips and reap the benefits natural light has to offer year-round. 

Berkeley homes has been crafting homes in Denver for over three decades. Our fresh designs are rich with character and modern amenities. Contact us today and learn more about Berkeley’s personal approach with homebuyers. Our team of community specialists is eager to help.


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