My home is pretty darn shaded.
I have woods on all four sides of me; Frequently our partner plus I are trying to get light in the house, the people I was with and I have painted the rooms all light colors.
The people I was with and I have added more overhead lights plus outdoor lighting. The people I was with and I even have added significantly more windows in the home all in the name of making things brighter, then what is different is that there are only two rooms in the home that get sunshine exposure, and my partner’s office has sunlight pouring into it at a certain time of afternoon. The guest lavatory also gets quite a bit of sunshine around the afternoon. It seemed wrong to block off the only sunshine with blinds or curtains. I think our partner easily loved his office view as well. I started looking online plus found that there are residential sunshine control window films, then you add a proactive layer inside the home on the glass. You can choose to have it clear or opaque from the outside. The people I was with and I decided to make it visible from inside plus outside the house. So our sunshine control window film only has a slight light gray tint that doesn’t affect the view. All it does is stop the sunshine from coming inside the home plus prevents the glare in our partner’s eyes. Now the office does not think so darn tepid in the afternoon either! He can care about working with a view all afternoon. The lavatory also is much better with the window film, but only doing those two windows was easily cost effective as well.