Using Light To A Room’s AdvantageNovember 4, 2013
The first step in staging a home for sale is to stand at the doorway of each room and honestly assess the room’s qualities. The objective is to accent the room’s best features. Small spaces don’t have to be a negative feature—by carefully implementing light as a design feature, you can transform a room and let its unique qualities shine! Paler shades of paint and carpeting are light reflective, and mirrors incorporated into a room’s design bounce light throughout its space. These design strategies optically “open up” the room with the perception of space.
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Like dark paint, dark spaces absorb light, making areas seem closer and more restricted. Addition of a lighting feature to areas with less square footage is a cost-effective means to making small spaces seem larger, more inviting and relaxing. Some of the most popular ways to incorporate natural light in small rooms include full-height glass panes, large picture windows or skylights. Opt against traditional window dressings, or choose sheer materials. Other choices to incorporating light include strategically placed mirrors, track lighting or freestanding lamps, which help light move throughout a room, showcasing the available space and bringing the area’s best features to the forefront.