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6 Ways to Mimic Natural Light in a Windowless Room

6 Ways to Mimic Natural Light in a Windowless Room

Natural light is the main ingredient to making a home feel uplifting and spacious. So what do you do when a room lacks windows, preventing sunlight from pouring in?

Whether it's a spare bedroom, home office, or basement, there are many ways to mimic real light in a windowless room. Today, Light Supplier will guide you through six ways to transform the dull and gloomy space. 

Your home will be bright and airy in no time! 

1. Use Mirrors Strategically

Mirrors are more than just a decorative element; they reflect light back into the room. 

This creates the illusion of space, making a room feel brighter and more open. To achieve this, place a mirror directly in front of a light source. Choose between a large, framed mirror, or line the wall with a collection of mirrors in various sizes and shapes. 

Not only will this add a creative element to the room, but it will also bounce light around the room at different angles, maximising the space. 

2. Layer Lighting

Three types of lighting should be used to make a home feel cohesive and harmonious; task lighting, ambient lighting, and accent lighting. 

Task lighting focuses on providing visibility for specific tasks. For this, place reading lamps on the side of your bed or spotlights on the ceiling for direct illumination in a specific area. Then, add general lighting, such as an overhead fixture or multiple recessed lights for widespread illumination. 

To add the finishing touch, highlight architectural features, artwork, or decorative elements with accent lighting. For this, add wall-mounted lights next to paintings or install adjustable track lights to illuminate various spots in the room.

3. Choose Light and Reflective Paint Colours

The colour of the walls in a room determines the overall mood and ambience of the space. 

Light and reflective paint colours play a pivotal role in making a room feel brighter and more open. Shades of white, cream, grey, or soft pastels reflect more light than they absorb, perfect for a windowless room. 

Opt for a glossy or satin finish to help reflect more light across the space. Integrating reflective accents with iridescent trims or mouldings can amplify the effect of artificial lighting.

4. Add Artificial Skylights and Windows

This innovative approach uses technology and design tricks to replicate the appearance of real skylights and windows.

To achieve this, install an LED panel onto your ceiling. Soft and widespread light is emitted from these panels, mimicking the effect of skylight windows. 

Consider installing them in areas where natural light would typically enter a room, such as on a wall-facing outdoor space or directly above a central living area.

5. Use Light Diffusers

Light diffusers help to soften harsh lighting, creating a more natural glow. 

For overhead lighting, diffusers spread the light across a larger area, reducing harsh shadows and glare. 

For table lamps, the choice of lampshade can make a world of difference. Materials such as linen, frosted glass, or parchment soften light as it passes through for a warm and cosy space. 

LED strip lights can be hidden behind walls or ceilings, emitting diffused light for a soft glow.

6. Choose the Right Bulbs

Lightbulbs are an essential part of creating a light and airy space. 

To mimic natural daylight with artificial lighting, opt for bulbs with a Kelvin rating between 5000k and 6500k. This provides the crisp quality of natural daylight. 

Aim for bulbs with a higher lumen output for areas such as home offices. This will help you feel more productive and comfortable when working. 

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At Light Supplier, we want to help you achieve a home in which you can feel comfortable, safe, and productive.

With products ranging from kitchen lights and outdoor lights to car LED lights, we have something for every customer. 

Browse our long-lasting LED fixtures today to invest in the quality and durability of your home. 

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