The charm of sunlight
Rooms are indoor spaces that are meant to shelter us and our posessions from the elements, such as the wind, he heat and the rain. However, it is also nice to allow some of these elements in every once in a while. A soft breeze and some evening fresh air, carrying the perfume of the flowers of our garden, is usually welcomed within the walls of any house.
Perhaps the most important element of nature that should find its way into our rooms is the sunlight. Electricity can provide lighting for our houses, but nothing matches natural light. This is not just a matter of energy saving, both for economical and environmental reasons. Sunlight brightens up any space, it makes rooms look more cheerful and is great for some activities that require a great effort of the sight such as reading or drawing.
In cold times such as the months of winter, natural sunlight has the added value of helping mantain a warm temperature inside the building. Houses and flats that are oriented to the East or the West are usually warmer because they receive more sunlight during the hours of the day. This also helps the environment and your own economy by allowing you to save energy with your heating system. Read More...