Simple Ways to Increase Light in Your Home

When it comes to this time of year, the short, dark days make the world seem dreary when compared to summer. The sun doesn’t shine the same, the weather is colder, and the days keep getting shorter. When you wake up for work, it’s dark outside. When you’re done with work? It’s still dark. Looking to increase light in your home? Capture the right amount of sunshine with the perfect window treatments.


Increase Light Across Your Home

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of daylight? When it comes to daylight in your home, we think of the way your space is illuminated by natural light, not artificial. So how can our window coverings help provide something that’s not artificial? Well, let’s take a look at some of our amazing products.


A Revolutionary Design

It’s a window shade that lights up your home when it’s lowered! The Aura collection of Illuminated Shades works by using LED strip lighting and a reflective shading to create an ambient glow. We describe the lighting as ambient because you can change the temperature of the lighting, from cool to warm and back again, based on your needs and the time of day. Control your privacy, but don’t sacrifice the light you need.

illuminated shades offer interior light when roller shades are lowered
Designer Roller Shades


Magic in a Simple Tilt

When it comes to increasing light, one of the simplest ways is with the tilt of your window coverings. Louvers, slats, and vanes bring the light in, but it’s controlled. Change the direction of incoming light so you don’t have to worry about issues like glare. Specialty brands like Pirouettes & Silhouettes use vanes, but the backing is sheer, diffusing the light, while the fabric vanes are adjusted for the amount of light.

Pirouette® Window Shades in a kitchen to increase light
Pirouette® Window Shades

No matter the window treatments you prefer, you’ll get flowing natural light while still maintaining privacy. And, the sun won’t be shining right in your eyes.


Make Dreams Come True with Daylighting

When it comes to natural lighting, we want to make sure you get all of the benefits and none of the issues. That’s where daylighting comes in. Daylighting is the term that describes an increase in natural light by illuminating the ceiling of your home. You get light, while keeping the benefits of your window treatments. One of our favorite solutions for daylighting is often Top Down Bottom Up

soft fabric window shades on black trim patio doors overlooking outdoor space

Enjoy natural light while enjoying the benefits of temperature regulation and glare reduction. With top down shades, you get that natural “ceiling light” that illuminates your space, plus customized control of other features. 


Upgrade to Smart Shades

Go about your busy day and experience your automated shades working their magic. Smart home tech is one of the best and easiest ways to increase light in your home. With smart shades, blinds, or even shutters, you can easily schedule your window treatments in sync with your smart home devices or your everyday schedule. Wake up in the morning to your shades opening for you and fall asleep at night to them closing.

motorized shades in a bathroom.
Palm Beach™ Motorized Shutters with Split Tilt

One of the best things about smart homes is that our new motorized shutters adjust the louvers with a tap or voice command. Plus, with split tilt, you can maximize light in your home, but you’ll still have the privacy you need.  


The Best of Both Worlds

Have your cake, and eat it, too! Increase the light in your home with dual shades, while also having privacy, UV protection and energy savings. Thanks to this amazing innovation, you can cover your whole window, with both light-filtering and light-blocking portions. Get the best of both worlds, and illuminate your home while staying comfortable.

dual shades in a living room to increase light
Duette® Shades with Duolite®

Don’t wait, upgrade your home today. Our team here at Bazaar Home Decorating is ready to help you increase light in your home while also helping you gain other benefits like UV protection. Contact us today for a FREE consultation