How to Let In Light and Open Up Your Living Space

We can’t buy light, or fit it, or renovate it. But we all love it.

Light is an essential part of any interior design project, and more or less of it can dramatically alter the look of colours, furniture and artwork, or impact our mood and general wellbeing.

So how do we best utilise that free expanse of light and welcome it into our homes to both impact our living space and make us all feel fantastic?

Simple really – by making sure we think about our windows.

They’re not just there to keep the weather out – they can in fact be the key that opens up your living space.

Windows can act as a feature, after all, why have a stunning, south facing garden when you can have a stunning, south facing garden that pours into your living space because your windows allow it to do so?

How important are your window choices?

If you plan to let the light in, very important. Windows should reflect your signature style, and bring daylight and fresh air into your life – whilst keeping the cold out. Gone are the days of “one-size-fits-all” PVC-U windows and doors.

Nowadays they can be made to measure in various and unique shapes, sizes and colours. And, if you go for versatile, aluminium clad frames they last a very, very long time – 80 years in fact.

So whether you are bringing a period property back to life, or building your new, dream home from the ground up, don’t be limited by your window choice – with the nearly endless options available make windows integral to your design, and let them be more than just functional.

Let’s get creative

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of using basic window styles when you’re in the midst of a design project, but you can also create new windows and break away from traditional shapes and placement. And by doing so, you’ll not only be adding your own personal touch, you’ll be making the most of what nature offers.

Install roof windows and add to existing walls to give a 360o panoramic view and you’ll be surprised with the impact that this can have on your living space.

Let’s open up

By installing windows that let the light in you’re adding that extra dimension a property needs to turn a house into your dream home. Natural light makes rooms lighter, brighter and gives the impression of more space. This will be enhanced if you pair it with neutral, light-toned walls and floors.

And, if you’re lucky enough to have the option of relocating your windows to an alternate wall – consider it! The placement of windows in coordination with the rising and setting of the sun is a vital factor in letting in as much light as possible.

Hailing from Denmark, we love the Hygge way of life. And as such, we believe a home should be enjoyed 365 days a year. By installing windows which suit your style, and are designed and located to let in as much light as possible, you’ll not only be improving your indoor living space, but also opening it up to the beauty of the outside world.

Ultimately, the right windows will complement your space, look stylish and make the most of your view, and don’t settle for anything which isn’t also durable, versatile and energy efficient. All you need is inspiration.

To find out more about how to choose the right windows, read this guide which tells you everything you need to know when choosing, designing and locating windows and doors helping you turn your dream home into a reality.


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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. Katarina -
    August 31, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    Wonderful blog post! Windows play such a huge and important role in opening up the space and letting the daylight in, but they are often neglected. I love your sentence that they alter the look of colours, furniture and artwork while impacting our mood and wellbeing – nothing on the earth is truer than that. I also have to say that your style is stunning. You mix minimalism with gorgeous little details here and there in a perfect manner. Just lovely!

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