An abundance of natural light makes all the difference in a home – a space flooded with light is uplifting, both for the room itself and for those who inhabit it. When deciding on the design and decor of a space, one of your first considerations should be how you’re going to maximise the natural light – and there are all sorts of tricks you can employ, from using a lighter colour scheme to strategically hanging mirrors. Some spaces, though, take the worship of natural light to the next level.
Many a room would benefit from a skylight, but there will be few quite like this one. The sheer scale of this mega-skylight makes it a real focal point of the space.
The amount of natural light that’s able to enter a space depends on the size and placement of the windows. This window takes up practically the entire wall, opening up the room entirely to the light of the day.
This is probably not the best choice of bedroom if you’re someone who has trouble sleeping. If you love waking up in the morning to buckets of light streaming through your window, though, this could be the ideal room for you. It has the essential elements needed to infuse a room with light – an all-white colour scheme and large window.
No matter the time of day, the openness of this space allows you to enjoy all the natural light available – not to mention the stunning views.
The thin, long apertures cut into the wall of this dark, narrow passageway creates a play between shadow and light, and to great effect. It shows that natural light doesn’t have to overpower a space to be dramatic.
Now this is a bathroom you’ll never want to leave – it’s a spacious, uplifting room, saturated with natural light.
Forget external walls altogether and opt for floor to ceiling windows instead. Think just how much more closed in this corridor would feel if it weren’t for the windows and the light they provide.
The dark floors of this interior in no way reduce the impact of the windows and white walls. And the way the octagon window scatters the light across the wall is a particularly nice feature.
Another space that eschews an exterior wall in favour of glass. The entire interior has the appearance and feel of a sunroom – it’s light and airy, and appears even more spacious thanks to the window.
With this unique greenhouse-style bedroom, you’ll be able to enjoy lovely views from all angles as well as every last drop of natural light available. And you certainly won’t have any problem waking up early!
By playing around with the natural light, you can create a space that has real interest – just take a look at this interior and the way the light filters through the screen.