How Does Natural Lighting Play a Role in Interior Design?

How Does Natural Lighting Play a Role in Interior Design?

The mood of a room is not just conveyed by the colors and patterns of your decor. The presence or absence of natural light in interior design also plays an important role in setting the mood and tone of a space.

Natural lighting, when used appropriately, can make a space feel more open and welcoming. As light reflects off of the walls, it creates the illusion of more space, allowing you to use darker colors in your turnkey designs without worrying about the room feeling too enclosed.

In addition, colors tend to look more “true” in natural lighting, whereas more yellow or blue undertones may shine through if primarily artificial lighting is used.

If you’re hoping to make the most of natural light in your home, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you use natural lighting in interior design:

Choose low-set furniture: Low-set furniture won’t block the flow of light through the room. If you have any tall chests or bookshelves, place them outside the pathway of light from the window.

Incorporate more reflective surfaces: Mirrors, glass, and metallic accents all reflect natural light, allowing it to fill and illuminate your space more fully.

Place your windows properly: If you’re starting from scratch building a new home or have the room in your budget for a larger remodel in Boston, pay close attention to where your windows are placed. Rooms you spend time in during the morning should have east-facing windows, whereas those you use in the evening should have west-facing windows. Don’t overlook skylights as an option for rooms in the middle of the home.

For more advice on incorporating natural light into your transitional interior design, contact Chrisicos Interiors at 617-699-9462, a luxury turnkey designer in Boston, the Back Bay and beyond.