How to Incorporate Natural Light Into Your Home Decor

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Natural light does wonders for your home. Not only does it make your home more cheerful, but it can also save on your utility bills by reducing your electrical use for lights and even your furnace during the winter months. Today’s blog from Ellecor Interior Design showcases how to incorporate natural light into your home decor.

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Make the Most of Your Windows

When it comes to windows, you have to make the best use of your existing home design. Whether you have ordinary windows, huge bay windows, or a wall of windows, make the most of them in your home decor. If you want a small window to provide extra natural light, consider lightly-colored sheer drapes that gather sunlight and create a warm glow around the window.

Bright or Dark Colors

Bright colors reflect more light and keep a room cooler. Dark colors absorb more light and generate more heat. As such, bright colors will enhance the natural light from your windows and make the interior space look brighter. Darker colors have the opposite effect for home decor. You can achieve either result with paint on the walls, carpeting, or furniture.

Mirrors

Mirrors offer a great way to increase the natural light in your room. Mirrors also create the illusion of more space. The more mirrors you have, the more you can play with the natural light. Wall mirrors work great for this, but you don’t necessarily need a huge mirror to make an impact. A small mirror opposite of your windows can make a difference in your home decor using natural light.

Brighten the Most Occupied Rooms

During the day, the most occupied rooms in a family home are the living room, kitchen, and dining areas. Think about maximizing the use of natural light in these places for home decor. Think bright or sheer curtains, minimal window treatments, and mirrors. South-facing walls are particularly good if you love natural light.

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Meet the Owners of Ellecor Interior Design!

Haden and Brady Long founded Ellecor Interior Design in 2013 following the birth of their first daughter, Elliott, whose name inspired the name of their company. Haden earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Missouri State University. Throughout her interior design career, she has won numerous awards from local and national publications including 417 Magazine and Houzz. Brady is our project manager who oversees our talented designers, craftspeople, and subcontractors. He believes in getting things right the first time and carrying a project through to completion – on time and on budget. Brady loves having a hands-on role in our projects as an avid handyman who loves to build and fix things.

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