Window Treatments Design for Home Interior Light Planning
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Planning to make some window treatments design for light of your home interior design? Here some window treatments design ideas as your considerations for your home interior window design ventilation.
The orientation, placement, size, shape, and number of windows design, as well as the colors in the room, will affect the intensity, distribution, and quality of the room’s natural light.
Though you’ll wall all areas of the room to be lighted, it’s wise to avoid absolutely uniform lighting-it will make the room look sterile and uninteresting. Also keep in mind that people tend to gravitate from darker to lighter areas, avoiding dark corners. The following pointers will help you achieve both deep penetration and good distribution of daylight within your room.
The orientation of your windows design will have a significant effect on the amount of light they bring into your room interior design. A south-facing window (north-facing in the southern hemisphere) will let in the most light and is desirable in all but hot climate; a window oriented north provides soft, diffuse light. Light from east and west-facing windows requires careful management to control its intensity during the summer because of the low sun angels in the morning and late afternoon.
When you’re figuring the size of the window, remember that useful light from a window penetrates not more than 2.5 times the height of the window. The only way to overcome this limitation is with clerestory windows deep in the room, a skylight, or additional windows or other walls.
Number and shape of windows design.
Whether your wall space is severely limited or you’re able to design with abandon, you’ll want to understand the following principles of how the shape and number of windows affect light distribution in your home interior design.
- One large window or several small ones grouped together may give more even, glare-free light than separate small windows.
- Windows in more than one wall provide more pleasant and uniform distribution of light than windows in single wall. You’ll also have good illumination over a large portion of the day.
- Short, wide windows create a broad, shallow distribution of light; tall, narrow windows provide a thin, deep distribution. But if a tall, narrow window is situated near a light-colored wall, its effectiveness is enhanced because the wall reflecting the light becomes a secondary light source. To reduce the glare from tall, narrow window in an east or west-facing wall, place the window high on the wall to avoid a direct view of the sun; or screen the window on the outside.
Exterior surfaces adjacent to a window reflect light to varying degrees and can affect the amount of light entering a window.
Likewise, reflections from interior surfaces affect the intensity and distribution of light within the room. A white wall reflects as much as 90 % of the light. Medium tones, such as tan, rose, light blue, green, and gray, reflect 30 or 50 %. Dark colors and dark woods reflect less than 15 % of the light.
Maximizing light. Mount draperies, shades, and other window coverings so they clear the glass areas completely when they’re open, and you won’t lose any light from those windows.
Screen can absorb as much as 50 % of available light, to avoid losing light, use them sparingly, and then only over the opening parts of the windows. Windows with tinted glass will reduce glare.
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