As daylight becomes noticeably reduced late in the year, it may become more difficult to enjoy the natural ambience of smaller, darker rooms. However, a few décor decisions can utilize both daylight and artificial light to make such rooms look larger and brighter.
- Infuse lighter, more reflective colours wherever possible, from highly polished floors and light coloured floor coverings to baseboards and white, off white, pale or pastel walls and ceilings.
- Add furnishings with accents made of glass, acrylic and shiny metals such as brass, copper or chrome.
- Use lighter- coloured fabrics and cushions, as well as sheer window coverings in the daytime, while reserving heavier drapery for colder nights.
- Try to avoid dark, light- absorbing colours on heavy anchor pieces, except as accents to create contrast and distinct definition.
- Consider glass doors with sidelights to visually refresh interior rooms that are otherwise left without daylight.