- Written by Anne Smith
Interiors defined by power of natural light
Natural light is the best source of lighting. Nothing can beat it. The use of glass makes the room look never-ending; thus the expansion of visual space. When the view is not obstructed, the feeling is that of being in open air with the fresh breeze blowing your hair back and forth. The view the glass provides is definitely picturesque. You don’t even need to go outside to enjoy your cup of coffee if it is really cold; all you have to do is sit beside the window and enjoy!
The huge glass window is not the only thing which helps in giving that open feeling, the longitudinal wooden flooring and the L-shaped architecture also radiates a feeling of openness. The matt finish wooden flooring moves the eye towards the openness of the room, that is the window. Both the rooms have longitudinal flooring so that the rooms look longer and more spacious.
The walls are painted white, which allows for the reflection of maximum light entering the house, which again stops the residents from having that suffocating feeling which they might have had, had the walls been a darker colour. Low ceilings make a room look smaller and it may seem, at times, that the ceiling is caving in on you, especially when you are depressed. High ceilings offer you comfort and support and you don’t have that depressing feeling of being imprisoned in a tiny house. The use of transparent glass instead of bricks or frosted glass helps you walk through tiny spaces without feeling caged.
Even the staircase has a glass support which is actually invisible if you don’t look hard enough. The ceiling is panelled in wood which also goes in the same direction as the flooring. Natural surroundings are brought in when a plant is placed beneath the staircase as well. The dining chairs are not heavy and are easily moveable, as heavy furniture makes a room look cramped. Light weight outdoor furniture is used which is not easily destructible and can survive atmospheric changes better than other furniture pieces.
A small wooden table sits in the corner,providing a contrast with the green background. The black velvet sofa with a small cushion for support does not look odd in such a surrounding, although the colour is very dark. In contrast to this sofa, another white sofa sits opposite, winking cheekily. The rug in the middle adds texture and softness when all around it are solid things.
The fireplace is almost in the middle, of the rooms so that it is easier to heat them. The huge fireplace structure is also painted white so that such a huge thing does not look odd and block the view, thus making the room seen smaller. The setting is peaceful and relaxing altogether.