Now that it is Autumn, you may have noticed some of your rooms appear dark and even cold. If you do have some rooms that appear dim and dull, we have some tricks that will help make that darker room seem much brighter. Let’s take a look!
Rooms that are painted a medium to dark color are a sure way of making the room appear cold and gloomy in the colder months. To help address this, experts recommend painting the walls with light colors, and paint baseboards and trim a bright white. Painting the ceiling a light neutral can really make the room look much larger and brighter.
Your windows may not let in a lot of light, but you can help this by making sure the windows are clean. Additionally, do not cover with heavy and dark window coverings. Use window coverings that are sheer and light in color. Depending on privacy, you can leave the window bare. Bare windows look sparkly, fresh, and airy, and most of all, they let the sun shine through your room.
Dark and bulky furniture tends to overtake the room, making the room appear much smaller. An easy fix is to buy some light-colored slipcovers. We recommend a light, solid color while adding your pops of color with decorative throw pillows.
A guaranteed way to make sure the room appears brighter is to invest in a ceiling chandelier and lamps that provide ample light. Table lamps with white or off-white shades put off more light than dark shades. Also, light fixtures that have metallic or shiny metal finishes brighten any room.
Everyone knows that adding mirrors can make the room appear larger. Mirrors reflect light and make the room appear much brighter. Add a mirror with a frame finished in gold or silver to add just a little bit more shine and brightness.
Do not forget to bring live plants into the room’s design. If the room is small, find a corner or nook for a tall plant in a sleek white or cream container. A tall plant will give the illusion of height. Plants are soothing and calming while bringing in the outdoors.
How do you create a bright and airy oasis? We would love to hear your tips and tricks below in the comment section.
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