5 ways to brighten up your interiors
We live in an era where getting large windows within our living spaces – especially in apartments – has become a somewhat challenging task. In the absence of natural light, designers have come up with innovative ways to brighten up the interiors with the help of colors, careful material application and of course, lighting. However, it is hard now, for them to imagine combing both the artificial and natural interventions. Natural light is the best visual stimulant for any interior, and makes all artificial surfaces look five times better without any artificial lighting interventions. Below, we will be looking at 6 ways to incorporate both concepts to brighten up the interiors.
- Wood and natural light
The interior below is a prime example of how natural and artificial interventions could be merged to get the best possible interior aesthetic. If you observe the image below, you will see how the two toned, distressed, almost shabby chic style media wall is the main feature element designed in an artificial capacity, while the large, contemporary style French windows let in an abundance of natural light amalgamate to procure the best kind of interior scape. The overall combination seems holistic and natural, instead of out of place.
- Colors against nature
In the interior below, the designers have used the visual vibrancy of natural lighting to highlight the careful collage of accents that they’ve emulated in the interior. It is mostly in the form of furniture, and offers a visually stimulating dynamic within all elements of the interior. The best part is how the natural light comes and makes all the colors stand out even more.
- Straight into the outdoors
Terraces and balconies are the architectural version of a nature Band-Aid. The image below shows just how the outdoors can bring out the best of any color scheme and create a refreshing ambiance even within a space that is small and narrow to begin with.
- In small amounts
In the image below, you can see that there is very small amount of natural intervention, so the design has to be uplifted by the use of lots of contrast and a blank, white foreground. The books in the shelf provide a multi-colored collage of contrasting hues that make the space interesting, while the clever layout fills in the gaps.
- Where simplicity is the best
In the image below, you will see a room that has been designed in a relatively simple fashion. The stepped layout is what gives it a visual dynamic, but it is the polka-dotted red bed covers that provide the actual contrast. Combined with the large scale natural lighting, and the light nature of the wooden floor material and you’ve got one of the best nature-meets-artificial interiors.