Taking Advantage Of Natural Light

Taking Advantage Of Natural Light

MaryAnne Petrella
Mar 18, 2011

There is nothing quite like a blue-sky-sun-drenched day; light pouring through windows, creating warm and inviting spots for cats to sit or stretch. Of course, they aren't the only ones taking advantage—nothing beats natural light for many a household task. Sometimes the only way is via ray.

Even on gray days sunlight serves its purpose. The following are just a few things best dedicated to those daytime hours:

Drying Clothes Place drying racks in sunny spots to speed up the process!

Sweeping/Cleaning A good proper cleaning needs good proper lighting. Dust bunnies and the like are much more apparent under the watchful eye of the sun!

Painting The trouble with task lighting is that the likelihood of perfect coverage is lowered—best to tackle this job during the day. And while you're at it take note of how the color changes in different light, it may have some bearing on future decor decisions!

Applying Makeup Bathrooms don't need to be windowless to have terrible lighting, but our tiny toilette is a bit of a cell with none whatsoever. A few years ago I actually relocated any products we use in front of a mirror to a hidden spot by the brightest window in our apartment. This effectively de-cluttered the bathroom, and helped us keep only the essentials around in the new locale. Plus I no longer complain about how bad the light is!

(Images: 1. Dana Dal Bo, 2.MaryAnne Petrella)

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