Create a space you can fall in love with every day with daylight from above
February 2019, Copenhagen
This Valentine’s Day why not spare a thought for the relationship you have with your home as well as your loved ones? We spend a huge amount of time in our homes, living, loving and laughing in them. Memories are made within their walls, giving these places an emotional as well as a functional significance. As with any relationship then, it’s important to have good structural foundations to build upon, but it’s also well worth investing in our spaces, to make them the happiest most uplifting places they can be.
The light of your life
Whether you have a partner who lights up your life, or friends and family who keep you smiling, your home can also be a source of great joy and fulfillment. It’s an important place where you can enjoy the company of those closest to you and by letting more natural light and air inside you can realise a wealth of benefits. Firstly, it can improve a personal sense of wellbeing, giving a boost to your mood and productivity levels. A healthier and happier home can also arguably have a positive effect on your personal relationships too. People often prefer well lit, airy interiors which means that families are likely to congregate in the same rooms of their homes, spending quality time together as result.
Caring about your loved ones means you’d do anything for them! This Valentine’s Day make sure your home is providing those closest to you with a healthy indoor climate, filled with daylight and fresh air!
There are also the functional and aesthetic benefits to consider.
The look and feel of your interiors can be vastly improved by the addition of natural light. Not only does good lighting improve your mood generally but it also enhances your décor, lending vibrancy to your color palette and illuminating furnishings, giving your home a high-end design look. Clearly then renovating and improving our homes can be a good emotional investment, which is why I’ve provided my top tips on how to create a space you can fall in love with every day.
Top tips on how to create a space you’ll love, for Valentine’s Day and beyond
Consider the layout
When it comes to creating perfect spaces, practicality is often key. You need to consider the layout of a room, from where you enter to where heating, lights and furnishings are positioned to ensure maximum convenience and impact. By placing a roof window over a kitchen table for example, you can ensure you and your family are always dining under the sky or stars.
Let in the light
Bathe your room in a beautiful natural light by investing in roof windows. By positioning a window in the roof you’ll ensure that you’re getting the maximum amount of sunlight into your house throughout the day. Place one above a bed to enjoy the romance of beautiful sunrises and sunsets with your partner, for the perfect start or end to a day.
The main feature
A great way to make a statement with your interiors is to introduce a main feature in to each of your rooms. This is something which should draw the eye and act as the center piece of a room, while still having a functional benefit. It could be anything from a magnificent kitchen island for your friends to sit at while you cook, or a log burner in the living room for the family to gather round on a cold winter’s day. Why not enhance these features further by strategically placing a roof window above to provide a natural flood lit effect?
The finishing touches
When it comes to putting the final touches to your home design project, comfort is often key. You want a place where you can relax and unwind, whether that’s for a family movie night, or a romantic Valentine’s day dinner with your partner! One easy way to improve the comfort of your home is to strategically place some soft furnishings around a room. A thick rug, soft blanket and pile of downy pillows can do wonders and will make a room feel so much more inviting, as will fresh flowers.
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About the VELUX Group
For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 36 countries and around 11,000 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2022, the VELUX Group had total revenue of EUR 2.99 billion, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 4.29 billion, and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 181 million in charitable grants.
For more information about VELUX Group, visit velux.com.