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When architecture is designed around sunlight

Adding sunlight to your home is a great way to lighten up spaces and rooms, but have you ever considered designing your architecture around sunlight in order to make it more of a feature? If done correctly, you can actually turn sunlight into an artwork on your surfaces by adding screening of certain shapes in front of your windows or as a structure if used outside. This works well in modern minimalist interiors and exteriors as the patterns and shapes the sunshine creates can add another element to your space and give it some dimension. And why not think about highlighting your screening by choosing a contrasting material to also make this a feature for when the sun isn’t shining.

If your screening in front of your light source is quite busy with reflecting many shapes and patterns, then you may want to keep the surface it’ll be shining on quite plain and simple. You don’t want to overdo it with many patterns and textures on your surface as the sunlight will also be creating it’s own shapes and will get lost on the surface if there’s too much going on.

Tips: If some of your interior surfaces may be receiving a lot of sunshine on them, it may be worth while to paint them in an exterior product opposed to an interior product. Strong UV rays can be the culprit for fading and breaking down interior paint and timber coatings, so it may be better to coat your surfaces in an exterior product instead if they are going to be in full sun. Just be mindful though that sometimes if you are wanting more washability out of a paint product such as for interior walls, then it may be better sticking with an interior product. If you are unsure which coating will be best suited for your surface and location, send us an email to [email protected] or call us on 0450 602 891 so we can advise you further.

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