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5 Reasons Your Home Feels Dark And 5 Ways to Fix It

by Martha Simmonds

There are many reasons why your home might be too dark. There could be inadequate windows, large buildings could flank your home, or you might live in an area that’s prone to gloomy weather.

It is challenging to do anything when the lighting is too dim. You might not want to work, study, read or even relax in that type of environment.

This guide will go over five reasons why your house might be too dark and offer solutions to brighten things up, improve your mood and inspire motivation.

Lighting can make a huge difference

Lighting, and in particular curtains, can make a big difference for privacy and insulation, but they block out all the natural light that comes through windows if they’re too thick or heavy.

The solution is to add sheer curtains to your home. They’re made from 100 percent polyester fabric with no lining, so you get an unobstructed view of what’s outside while letting plenty of sun into your room at the same time. They also let in cool breezes during hot summer months without making you cold when temperatures dip.

It’s the perfect balance between privacy and natural lighting. Source some sheer curtains online and see how much brighter your home feels.

How to brighten up bathrooms

The bathroom is the smallest room in most homes. A dark space can feel even smaller and be overwhelming to decorate. Adding bright artwork will make a small bathroom look bigger by adding visual interest without taking up much more floor space than your toilet or tub.

For an instant update, choose one piece of art you love above all others and hang it on the wall opposite your bathtub. It’s as simple as that.

Natural light is practical and affordable

You can install skylights, large windows, or even build a glass room that lets the sunshine through. But this requires an investment of time and money that not everyone has access to. 

The lack of natural sun makes it challenging to get work done or relax after a long day at the office. It can even be depressing. So how can you get sunshine into a dark space without expensive renovations? Try using mirrors. You can reflect natural light into areas you never thought possible.

Switch your bulbs for LED solutions

LEDs are energy-efficient and have a long lifespan compared to other types of bulbs. In addition to that, they also produce less heat than incandescent and halogen options used today.

As a result, LEDs are safe for use in homes with children and pets and plants. They also last longer than regular incandescent bulbs, thus saving on electricity costs over time.

The best part about LEDs is their versatility; you can easily install them anywhere in your house, including the ceiling, floor lamps, wall sconces, study nooks — any space that needs brightening up.

Install task lighting

Specific spaces like the kitchen are not suitable for single bulbs or universal lighting. You need to perform all kinds of tasks in different nooks and crannies that require unique lighting requirements.

Focus on functional areas by lining cabinets with light strips rather than sticking individual bulbs throughout your kitchen. This way, you get all the full-length under cabinet lighting benefits without any cords showing through open spaces between cabinets.

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