Natural light beneficial to health

Jun 10 2010

Natural light beneficial to health
Natural light beneficial to health
While most green movements typically champion the benefits eco-friendly practices have on the environment, one particular green initiative is having a positive impact on the people as well.

According to the Creston News Advertiser, natural lighting is an easy way to reduce electricity use and has also been shown to improve learning in students, reduce Seasonal Affective Disorder in adults and improve cognitive and motor skills in older people.

"There's nothing like walking into a room drenched in natural light," Priscilla Ulmann, founder of the New York design firm Scott-Ulmann Inc, told the news source.

To best fill rooms with natural light, homeowners should carefully consider appropriate window treatments. Wood blinds are a beautiful addition to any interior. They allow natural light to pour in while also giving individuals the option of privacy as well.

Window treatment expert Cindy O'Reilly told HGTV.com that she prefers woven shades.

"They let in diffused light, so I can see what's going on outside, but it's not just an open window, so I have some privacy. I think it works in so many different environments,"
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