Natural light is important for a couple of reasons. Natural light boosts our body’s vitamin D storage, leads to higher productivity, helps our vision, improves our mood, improves sleep, and can even help ward off seasonal depression. In addition to helping us, however, natural light can also improve the appearance of your home’s interior and makes any room appear more open. Furthermore, it decreases your need for artificial lighting, which will also save you money in energy costs in the long run. If you’re low on natural light, here are some tips that will help you make your house appear larger and brighter as well as enhance your view of Las Vegas. For more information on our window coverings and our motorized blinds, contact us today!

Use Mirrors

Rather than absorbing light, mirrors reflect light, doubling the light that is streaming into your home. They don’t all have to be large mirrors; small mirrors above bookshelves, above the fireplace, or along the wall will optimize your light and give you an instant boost that the room may need. Not to mention, buying furniture with glass, chrome, or mirrored accents will work just as well in maximizing the natural light and making it appear that you have more light than you do. 

Change Up Your Color Palette

Brighter, or lighter tones, reflect natural light better than dark colors. Using cool tones, like blue-gray on walls and ceilings will open the room up and will accentuate the natural light that comes in. Furniture in lighter colors will also help in making your home appear like it has captured the light that comes through your window while the sun sets in the background. In addition to your furniture, you’ll want to lighten your fabrics, like your window coverings. At Roomers Window Fashions and More, we have plenty of various shades and window coverings for you to choose from! View our gallery for examples of our past projects that leave rooms looking extraordinary!  

Remove Obstacles and Clutter

Trimming any shrub or hedge that is covering your window will help with allowing more light to stream in. In addition to this, it is also important to clear your windowsills. While these may seem like small and trivial actions, they can go a long way in providing you with more light than you had before. It is important to do everything you can to increase the amount of light entering your home as the days get shorter. 

Choose Window Coverings that Allow for More Light

Avoid installing heavy, light-blocking window treatments. Translucent shades that still provide privacy will allow light into the space and will even give the room a soft glow. Operable, or motorized window coverings, however, will be more beneficial, as they allow you to choose the exposure setting as well as the time preference. You can set the schedule for your blinds so they rise and fall with the sun. This not only streamlines your home’s efficiency, but it also helps you avoid having to manually adjust the blinds every time you want more or less light. Roomers Window Fashions and More is proud to now install PowerView®, motorized window coverings from Hunter Douglas. Now, you can control your custom shades with your voice or the touch of a button. Everything runs smoothly and can adjust to a number of settings, like:

  • Morning
  • Nighttime
  • Cold weather
  • Movie
  • Reading
  • Breakfast

While we can’t control when the sun rises and sets each day, we can help you control how much of the sun you see! Contact us today to learn more about our motorized blinds and for custom window covering installation. We look forward to hearing from you!