May 9, 2023

Letting in the summer sun in your house

Soak up the sun!

The bright days are here and it’s time to enjoy the sun alongside the beautiful colours of spring!
This is probably one of the best times in Canada to redecorate your house to let in the sunlight and add some vibrant natural colours. In other words, to soak up the sun and make the most of it. Letting in the summer sun helps in reducing electricity bills, keeps you energized, motivated and generally in a good mood. Natural light has been shown to improve focus and concentration.

At Livwell Collective, we design, renovate and define your signature style. In this blog post, we will share some quick tips on how to make some space and let the summer sun into your homes. We will also share tips on making your house livelier and warmer with bright colours and props:

Open Windows

This may seem obvious but do not block the windows and keep them clean and white. Dark-coloured windows, curtains or blinds absorb light rather than reflect it, making the space feel darker. Sunlight is a natural anti-depressant.

Move furniture around

Move bulky furniture away from the windows creating more open spaces near the windows. Rather than keeping a big sofa in front of the windows, move it away and keep something smaller to allow more light in than usual.

Spring Cleaning

It is time for spring cleaning, removing dust and grime for a brand-new shine. Use this opportunity to go minimal and move that stuff you won’t need this summer.

Out with the old, in with the new

Organizing can be overwhelming, go through one drawer to one room at a time to declutter and allow sunlight in every corner of the room.

Add Plants

Indoor sun-loving plants add freshness and pure air to the overall aesthetics of the house. Plants will absorb the excess carbon dioxide and release oxygen purifying the air in your home.

Use a light-coloured paint theme

While dark colours can make a room feel cozy, they can also make it feel small and cramped. On the other hand, painting your walls and ceiling white will help to reflect light, making the space feel brighter and more open.

Use Reflective Surfaces

If you hang a mirror on the wall opposite the window, its reflective surface will help bounce light around the room, making it feel brighter and more open. For instance, if you have a small window in your room, hanging a mirror on the wall opposite will reflect the light and make the space feel larger.

In conclusion, many techniques can be used in modern homes in Canada to let in the sunlight and make your home feel airier, larger and brighter. Letting in the sunlight this spring/ summer has more benefits than you can think of. So, take that leap and get ready to soak up the sun. Talk to our team about any renovation requirements or styling questions.