Pure, natural sunlight can turn your home into a cheerful work of art, but sometimes getting it in is a bit of a problem. Do you know how to maximize natural light in your Carbine & Associates home?

 Making the Most of Natural Light, Carbine & Associates, Franklin, TN

Blinds: Are Yours Right?

Many homeowners use blinds, but what most of us have in common is that we don’t know which types of blinds are best for which windows. Horizontal blinds let in the most light on wide windows, but when the windows are too wide, vertical blinds are the way to go.

Are Your Drapes Too Heavy?

Color palette, fabric texture and placement all affect how much natural light comes into your home. Fortunately, you can choose curtains with block-out features that absorb light for the ultimate in privacy; you don’t have to, but some people think it’s a nice feature (and most of them are extremely efficient at blocking out the sun’s early morning rays – especially on Saturday mornings).

In order to turn the view from your window into perfectly framed art, designers suggest using drapes that contrast with the scenery outside. Make sure you hang your drapes as a frame – not as a cover – and leave 6 inches on each side of the window. Most drapes should hang 6 inches from the ceiling, too (not just above the window, as many people believe).

Bouncing Light around Your Home

Most designers suggest maximizing the light that does come in by being strategic with your mirror placement. Mirrors that are perpendicular to windows – particularly groups of small mirrors – can really amplify natural light.

What About Your Carbine & Associates Home?

If you’re not yet living in a beautiful, custom home by Carbine & Associates, we can fix that. We specialize in creating Middle Tennessee’s most-loved homes. Just call us at 615-661-9995 or contact us online to see what we can do to make your dream house a reality.