While there are easy ways to increase the natural light in your studio or small apartment, the reality is these won’t drastically change things. That is a bit of a buzzkill, but it is important to be honest here. You only have a limited amount of space at your disposal and chances are you can’t do much in the way of rearranging.
That being said, even a slight increase in natural light can make your studio or small apartment seem brighter and livelier. Several studies over the years have shown that more sunlight may enhance your mood, sleep quality and vision among other benefits.
Here are a few easy ways to increase the natural light in your studio or small apartment and perhaps even feel better in the process.
4 easy ways to increase the natural light in your studio or small apartment
1) Switch to white curtains
Picture a window in any bright, airy house. Chances are you see white curtains surrounding it. And if not white, then another lighter shade. Dark, heavy curtains not only make it harder for light to enter but also can create an ominous vibe inside your home. These days, it’s possible to find thicker white curtains that provide a blackout effect at night while still feeling lively during the day.
2) Point mirrors toward the window
This hack is extremely effective for those living in small spaces. A strategically placed mirror or two facing a window will obviously reflect light that comes in. One thing to note, don’t overdo it with the mirrors or else you are going to create a funhouse vibe.
3) Don’t block windows with furniture
This may be impossible given the design of some studios and small apartments. However, you should avoid placing furniture in a position that obstructs your windows when feasible.
4) Clean your windows
If you aren’t regularly cleaning your windows and your home seems darkish, you should probably start doing so. Dirt and dust collect on windows over time, although you may not notice it since the change is gradual. Of course, those who don’t have a balcony won’t be able to wash the outside but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the inside.
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