How to Maximize the Light in Your Home

Posted March 11, 2018 in Special Features

3-11-18 Skyline Window PHOTO, Clark County WA real estate agent

Just like a sunny day can transform your mood, inviting natural light into your home has a tremendous impact on the atmosphere. We sat down with Darcy Neu, from Skyline Window Coverings, to discover what it takes to capture the perfect amount of light in your home.

Isn’t inviting natural light as simple as uncovering the windows?

It sounds like it should be, but what we really need is to draw the natural light into the room. Leaving windows uncovered causes flooding light at times and dark shadows at others. Top down shades allow plenty of natural light to enter across the ceiling. It’s called daylighting–an extremely powerful way to light up your home. Other window coverings, like shutters and shadings with vanes, offer directional control that you can adjust based on the amount of light you need. The best thing? Your windows are covered–reducing glare and uncomfortable heat, while improving privacy and daylighting. It’s a win-win.

What happens when the light is different from morning to night?

This is pretty common in most homes. To maximize natural light, consider a few factors. The direction your windows face plays an important role, along with the circumstances of individual rooms. You might not be bothered if your bedrooms stay dark, but the window coverings in your living room create the right atmosphere in different ways. Adjustments are important throughout the day. Smart shades are one of the most popular features, as they adjust on a schedule, and you don’t have to think about it. They also integrate with your smart home system, making the benefits unending.

Covering the windows…what about the view?

You have such a beautiful view–why shouldn’t it be the backdrop of your home? Sheer shadings offer the best of both worlds. You get the benefits of window coverings, while actually improving the view. Those sheer fabrics create this soft, filtered atmosphere of light that’s simply gorgeous. There’s no glare, and the sheer fabric reflects direct light and heat while still offering privacy.

If you are buying a home, selling a home or shopping, let Darcy Neu help you ready your space to capture the perfect amount of light. Visit the website at or call her at (360) 205-4050.