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5 Reasons Why You Should Let In Natural Light

Because honestly, who wants to live in the dark?

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno and Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

A space bathed in natural light has this indescribable appeal. There’s something about it that simply makes it inviting. Still not convinced? See how natural light enhanced the following spaces: 

1. It helps a small space look clean and streamlined.

This living area in a condo unit designed by interior designer Van Acuña Solaña may have looked tight and cramped had it not been for the abundance of natural light. A refreshing color palette composed of pale blue and white also made the space easy on the eye. 

2. Natural light makes a space even more homey.

Take this dining area, for example. With sunlight streaming in, the dining area looks and feels warm, as though you’re coming home to Mom’s delicious cooking. 

3. It keeps a space from looking dated.

Worried that your space might look like it has seen better days? Draw the curtains and let the light in to wake up a seemingly sleepy interior. 

4. It makes an open space look more expansive.

An open-plan layout makes the living area flow seamlessly towards the kitchen and dining area in this model house. And with an abundance of natural light, the ground floor looks maaliwalas and it feels larger than it really is. 

5 It makes a space look calm and collected.

The dominance of whites makes this bedroom perfect for relaxing despite its diminutive size. Natural light also makes the bedroom look bright and airy. 

PHOTOS: Dairy Darilag (1 & 2) | Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions | VConsunji | Miguel Nacianceno 

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