How to Optimise the Light Levels in Your Home

Having enough light in your home can really make all the difference – it can transform your home making it feel much livelier and won’t send you off to sleep constantly. Not all of us are blessed with huge windows which allow loads of natural light to flood in, so often we need to compromise and find ways to adjust the lighting through our own methods. If you feel as though your house is looking a bit dark and dreary, take a look through these tips to help you make your house feel rejuvenated and bright again. 

Invest in Some Good Quality Lightbulbs

Having good quality lightbulbs is step one to optimising the light levels in your home. Lightbulbs really do make all the difference, so if yours are a bit old, then it is likely that they won’t do the best job. The best kinds of lights for making your rooms super light and feel really well lit up are LED spotlights, which do exactly what they imply – they spotlight the room and make it feel alive. You can get LED spotlights, and even dimmable versions. This allows you to have varying light levels depending on the time of day or the mood.

LEDs are also much more energy-efficient than other kinds of light since they optimise energy usage and won’t add so much to your monthly bill. Plus, this means they are better for the environment.

Get Some Pretty Fairy Lights

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Fairy lights are another way of adding light to your room, which can be used in addition to your main light source. Fairy lights are amazing for adding mood and atmosphere, particularly in the winter months as they can give your rooms a very cosy feel. They are great for evening use – you may want full light whilst you are doing household chores, but when you’re settling down to watch a bit of television or read a book, fairy lights can add a soft lighting effect.

Fairy lights can be bought relatively cheaply at most homeware stores, so it is definitely worth keeping an eye out for them.

Keep Your Colour Scheme Fresh and Light

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The colours in your house can have drastic effects on the light levels, believe it or not. Having a dark colour scheme will create more shadows and will often make your rooms feel much smaller. To create the illusion of bigger and lighter rooms, try to stick to white or cream for your walls and keep your furniture relatively light too. Adding mirrors as decoration to your house also works well, as mirrors reflect light and add a sense of space.


There are so many ways you can make your home feel lighter, even if it's a tiny space. By putting a little bit of effort into buying nice lights, this will make all the difference and will really make you want to spend time in all rooms of your house rather than shying away from them.

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