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5 Loft Conversion Lighting Ideas for Your Space

  • Posted by: Sebastian Grayson
Stairs and lightwell going up to loft extension - 5 Loft Conversion Lighting Ideas for Your Space

Loft conversions can be an excellent way to add extra living space to your home. However, lighting can sometimes be a challenge in these spaces. High ceilings and limited wall space, coupled with a lack of natural light in the loft can often mean it’s essential to come up with some creative, effective lighting solutions. If you’re in the process of getting a loft conversion, here are 5 loft conversion lighting ideas for your space.

The 5 Loft Conversion Lighting Ideas for Your Space

How to Maximise Natural Light in a Loft Conversion

The best way to add more loft conversion lighting is to maximise any natural light that is already there. There are several ways that you can do this, including adding light tunnels or roof windows. 

Roof Windows

Roof windows are large, fixed loft conversion windows that you can have installed on the roof to let in an ample amount of natural light. They’re usually easy to install and can be placed in any loft conversion. They may also be known as Velux windows or roof light windows. These windows are an excellent choice as not only do they bring in lots of light, but they also provide unrestricted views of the sky. They can help the space feel more welcoming and inviting and reduce your need to rely on artificial lighting throughout the day, helping you save money on your energy bills. Consider the style and size of the window you need, along with any additional features such as built-in blinds or ventilation. 

Light Tunnels

These are tubes that channel natural light into the loft conversion from an opening in the roof. These skylights are designed specifically for use with loft conversions. The tube is lined with a reflective material to bounce light along the tube, to brighten up even the darkest areas of the loft conversion. Look for light tunnels that are made with high-quality materials and have a good reputation for performance. Models are available in different colours and styles to match your home’s décor. 

Dormer Windows

These are a type of window that projects vertically from a sloping roof. They’re a great choice for a loft conversion as they not only add a lot of natural light but also provide extra headroom. Installing dormer windows on the side of the loft conversion that gets the most sun can help to maximise the amount of natural light in the space. 

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The Placement of Your Windows

How and where your loft conversion windows are placed will play a key role in how much light you get inside the room. Consider installing windows on multiple, or even on all sides of the loft conversion to make it easy for the light to enter from different angles. And, placing windows close to the roof or high up on the walls can help to ensure that as much natural light as possible is entering the space while still ensuring your privacy. 

Wall Design

How you decorate and design your walls can have a huge impact on the light in your loft conversion. Consider using light-reflecting paint colours, since this will help the light bounce around the room and give it a brighter and more spacious feel. White, cream and pale blue are all good paint colours to use if you want to get this effect. You can also hang mirrors on the wall to reflect more of the light while making the space feel larger. 

Are you stuck for ideas on brightening up your loft conversion and getting more natural light? At Simply Easy Refurbs, we are here to help. We love helping customers like you get the perfect loft conversion in their homes. Get in touch today to discuss your plans.

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Author: Sebastian Grayson