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Our 5 favourite examples of using natural light perfectly

As summer rolls in, we’re looking back at our most illuminating spaces
   Hannah Caton  |  written on: 25-07-2019 12:30pm

Join us while we spend some time indulging in some of the gorgeously bright rooms we've had the chance to snoop around over the past years. 

1. Bright white

It’s a good idea to keep things light coloured if you want to make the most of sunlight in a room that could otherwise feel dark and enclosed. The pictured kitchen in Aldeburgh is taking this to the stylish extreme. White walls and cream cabinets blend with the subtle warm tones of the wood-topped island and mean that your eye easily slips over towards the magnificent architecture of the arch windows.

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Inspiration by Davonport

2. But not always...

But you don’t have to be wedded to shades of white, if you're opting for a sleek industrial-luxe look chances are metallic grey and black will be your staple colours. A great way to offset this is by using skylights to leave the space feeling open, bright and airy.

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Inspiration by Hub Kitchens

3. Room with a view 

Of course large windows don’t just have the benefit of extra light, they are also the best way to make the most of a view. Like the breath-taking bedroom in Lake Garda. Not everyone has a view like this to showcase, but large windows are a great way to bring nature inside and make your space feel at one with the land around you.

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Inspiration by LG Hausys

4. In-keeping

The sectioned-off effect employed in this large window enhances the traditional decor used in the space. It’s important to choose a style that will work with the overall look you are trying to create.

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5. Courting sunlight

You would never guess that this property was situated in an urban hub. The natural light floods in from all sides of this beautiful bricked courtyard.

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Inspiration by Kitchen Architecture

If you’d like to keep browsing through bright spaces like this, just click any image below…

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