Now that Spring is here, are you tired of a dark and gloomy house? Brightening a dark room may seem like a daunting task, but it's not. Even if the room has no windows to let in natural light, you can make a few changes to create your desired appealing look. Don't be afraid to try other ways if making structural changes is not an option. This guide gives you eight great ideas to bring the brightness of Spring into your house, to make your home brighter, fresh, inspiring, and welcoming.
Check them out:
- Add Lights
Your house is already dark. So, you can guess the right place to start: adding more lights. Lighting makes your house brighter and easier to navigate at any time of the day. Your house should utilize either natural lights or artificial lights for maximum brightness.
For natural light, try to remove all obstacles on the window which prevent light from getting in. You can also remove cupboards, or any other furniture located at the window to allow natural light to get in.
What if your house does have enough windows and it is still gloomy? That's where you must utilize artificial lighting systems. The main types of lights that you can buy/install to make your house bright include:
- Ceiling flush mounts
- Recessed can lights
Ceiling or window lightings are reliable permanent lighting solutions. You can also opt for a portable light source such as lampshades that you can easily take to the darkest rooms.
- Use Light Curtains or Sheers
Amplify the light coming in through the window by using lighter curtains. There's nothing wrong with thick curtains, but they can make your home darker than it is. Light curtains allow light to pass through easily, so your house won't be excessively dark during the day.
If you don't like the idea of using curtains, then be sure to buy the white sheers alone. There are translucent sheers that allow maximum light into the house but don't compromise your privacy. If you don't like white, you can choose beige or light gray.
- Add Mirrors
Not only do mirrors make your house beautiful, but they also brighten up your home. Mirrors reflect light coming from doors, windows, or any other openings to brighten the other parts of the home.
Try adding a mirror in the dark spaces of your house to brighten and enlarge them. You can incorporate many mirrors for maximum reflections if your house is large.
Note: be sure to utilize different mirror styles and sizes to improve the aesthetic appeal of your home. Also, place the windows near the doors and windows to maximize the light coming in.
- Buy Lighter Furniture
Light furniture may not fit your style. But when it comes to brightening up your home, you may consider investing in some. The main light furniture colors are white, beige, and ivory.
If your house lacks enough natural lights, the walls will be dark. Furniture with bright colors can brighten up the living space and look more spacious.
You don't have to change the color of every piece of furniture in your home to white. Instead, you can choose to change the coffee table, sets or even the T.V stand.
- Paint Walls White
You have probably noted we recommend white in almost every idea. Yes, it's because white is the best solution to dark. It does not absorb light but instead reflects it to the house.
Are your walls dark? If yes, repaint them. Other than the plain white color, you can consider beige, ivory, or light gray to brighten your home.
- Don't Overdo Your Wall Art
Art does not only impact the appearance of your home but also the lighting. Imagine a house where the walls are filled with different art pieces? Of course, the house will be darker than the one without. The situation can even worsen if the art pieces are dark.
We don't say that your house should not have any wall hangings, but you should carefully choose the ones to hang. Even if your house is large, be sure to leave bare space in the wall as much as possible. For dark spaces, you may want a maximum of three pieces of wall hangings, including your mirrors.
This way, you will create enough space on your walls for maximum light reflection to make your space as bright as possible, irrespective of its size.
- Add Some Color
Of course, you don't have to make everything in your house look white. If your chairs, walls, and ceilings are all white (any bright color), you may need to sprinkle some color.
For instance, you may opt to use patterned or colored throw pillows for your sofas, or a rug patterned with bright colors.
The idea is to keep your room vibrant and good-looking while still ensuring it's as bright as possible. You can even pop in some color wall frames if your walls are plain.
Colored or white sinks can also be a great addition to keeping your kitchens and sanitation areas bright. However, try to avoid the dark themes as much as possible.
- Don't Forget Plants
You want to make your room appear brighter while still adding some style to it. What other better way can you achieve this other than using indoor plants?
Plants make your room more vibrant, especially when you choose bright-colored plants. If the plant itself does not have a bright color, use a colored vase to spread more brightness to your house.
A simple orchid flower placed on the dining table, at a corner, or even hung on the ceilings can significantly increase the vibrancy of your house.
However, it's worth noting that indoor plants require attentive care to thrive well and continue giving your home that desired level of brightness. Be sure to water them well and expose them to enough sunlight.
Make Your Indoor Space Comfortable
We are confident the above tips will bring the brightness of Spring into your house, making your home brighter, more welcoming, and comfortable.
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