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6 Ways to let more light into your home

During these short winter days, we’re all in need of a bit more daylight in our lives, especially now that the UK is in full lockdown. Here we look a few of the ways in which you can let more light into your home during the darker months. 

Roof Lanterns

Roof lanterns are a great way of letting lots of natural light into your home. By adding large glass panels to a flat roof extension, you’ll instantly notice how much brighter the room feels. It can also help keep the room warm, thus reducing heating bills all year round. Plus, a well-fitted premium roof lantern can add an extra touch of style to the space. Take a look at our roof lantern electric blinds options for more inspiration. 

Semi-transparent Blind Fabric

If you want to let more light into your home but find you have to close the blinds or draw the curtains due to lots of glare or too much heat, a semi-transparent blind fabric is a great solution. A semi-transparent material will block out most of the glare and help to create a room cool without blocking out all of the sunlight or the view. 

Light coloured fabrics

It’s well known that light coloured walls, furniture, and fabrics will help reflect light around your home and make it appear brighter and lighter. So, when you’re choosing your blinds, think about using a pale shade of colour for the fabric. Plus, if you want to block out all exterior light at nighttime, a white blackout fabric can provide the coverage you require without making the room appear too dark. 

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BiFold & Sliding Doors

Bifold and sliding doors are extremely popular in open-plan properties and are an excellent way of letting more natural sunlight into your home. Not only will floor-to-ceiling panels of glass let in lots of light, but you can also fold or slide open the doors to let in lots of fresh air. Bifold and sliding doors are easy to dress too – take a look at our bifold door electric blind solutions for some inspiration. 

Replace curtains with blinds

While curtains can feel cosy and perhaps luxurious, they can easily block light unnecessarily, even when they are not in use. Curtains will impinge on the window frame’s outer edges, which blocks out more light than you may think. On the other hand, electric blinds will roll away completely when they are not in use, exposing the full width and height of your window and thus allowing more light to flood into your home. Plus, with our electric blind concealment solutions, the blind will be completely hidden from view when retracted away. 

Set automated blinds to open at sunrise

One of the highlights of electric blinds is that they can be pre-programmed to open and close at set times of the day. So, if you want to let more light into your property, you can set your electric blinds to rise as soon as the sun comes up to make the most of the daylight. This is an especially lovely touch for bedroom electric blinds that can gradually open to helo you wake up in the morning. 

Find Out More

Feel inspired? Contact our friendly electric blinds sales team to find out more about how electric blinds could help to bring more light into your home: call 02381 290120 or email sales@theelectricblindcompany.co.uk.