Simple Ways to Make your Home Look Lighter and Brighter

If you want to make your home look brighter and lighter, then you have come to the right place. This guide will help you to transform your home so you can make the most out of every decision you make.

Use White Furniture

Where possible, you have to make sure that you opt for white or light furniture over darker colors. Think about getting a white bookcase, a cream couch or even a white table if you want. If you have a dark wood floor, then adding a rug that is off-white can work wonders. It will brighten up your space and you may also find that it helps to blend your space together. If you worry about white staining, then it is possible for you to choose a rug that can be washed or even wiped down in the event of a spillage, so try and be mindful of this if you can.

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Move Any Tall Items

If you have a bookshelf, a large plant or any other pieces of furniture that are blocking out the light in your home, then now is the time for you to move them. If you have big furniture, then try and move it to the other end of the room, so they are fully away from the window. If you can do this, then you will soon see that your house lets in the maximum amount of light. If your windows are old, then now could be the time for you to get them replaced. New windows will let in more light, and they will also appear way cleaner too. Check out Renewal by Andersen windows to find out more.

Use White Curtains

When you first moved into your home, you probably didn’t give much thought to your curtains. This is understandable,  but now is the time for you to change that. Opting for sheer curtains is a fantastic way for you to make your rooms look far more open and you would be surprised at how much it could make a difference to your home in general.

Add some Mirrors

Mirrors are very useful for your home decor, and there are a few good reasons for this. To start out with, they make your room look far bigger than it actually is. In addition to helping to open up your space, they also reflect the light that comes into the room as well. This is especially if you place it across from a light source. If you add a mirror to your dark room, then you may be surprised at what a difference this makes to the general openness of the room.

Paint It

If your room has some very dark-colored paint, then you may find that this gives the room a very dark feel. Paint can instantly transform a room. If you want to make a change here, then try and opt for a white paint or even a light grey so you can really brighten the space. It is truly amazing what a new lick of paint can do for a space so try and do what you can to use this to your advantage.




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  1. Good suggestions! However, I’m a little surprised that you didn’t say anything about lighting. Good lighting can make a big difference. This article can help you choose the right type of lighting for each room in your home:

  2. Thank you for sharing. I would also suggest replacing regular incandescent light bulbs with LEDs. As this article says, the light emitted from LED bulbs is more consistent than other light sources and is not prone to flickering. At the same time, they are no less bright.

  3. Good recommendations! I also suggest installing dimmer switches. This allows you to customize the brightness of every room depending on the time of day and lifestyle needs.

    You will find even more lighting tricks in this article:

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