We are surrounded by artificial light in our daily lives. This can make us feel as if we’re living in a dark, dreary and gloomy place. All of us want to feel happy and comfortable when at home, but this isn’t always the case, which is why we want the rooms of our home to feel light and bright, and it can really help to boost our moods too.
Some of us aren’t blessed with big windows to lets lots of lovely natural light in, but there are some things we can do to make a room feel brighter in your home. If you’re renting, changing the windows just isn’t an option, and even if you own your home, your budget might not allow dramatic home projects, but how can we make a room feel brighter?
Think About The Colour Of Your Walls
Painting the walls a light colour is a quick and easy way to make an entire room feel brighter. It is important to find the right colour to create your desired ambience, and even a straight-up white will work wonders at making the entire room feel brighter, as well as feeling bigger. You could also consider colours like yellow and pastel hues to reflect more natural light into the room.
Swap Your Curtains
During the winter months, you’re going to want to keep cosy thick curtains to block out the cold. However, when spring rolls around, consider swapping your thick, light blocking curtains for sheer voile panels. They’re affordable, easy to hang, and give a lovely bright and airy feel to a room, allowing maximum light in to the room, but still offer a level of privacy.
Hang Lots Of Mirrors
Hang lots of mirrors in your room to make it feel brighter. When we glance at a mirror, the light reflects off its surface and bounces around the room. The more mirrors you hang, the more of that light bounces around in the room, making it seem brighter, as well as making your room feel larger too.
Consider The Clutter
Did you know that clutter can affect how bright and large a room feels? Clutter can make the room feel cluttered and dark. You can try to avoid the clutter by removing excess furniture, decorating with lighter colours with your furnishings, consider organising your possessions into storage bins or baskets in bright and airy colours.
No one likes a dark room, and it can be hard to change the lighting fittings to allow for more artificial light. Fortunately, these tips are just a few ways to make your home feel brighter and lighter.