AUSTIN, TX – The challenge of brightening up a dark room is a common design hurdle for most homeowners. The good news is, bringing light into your space can be done without major renovations. Check out these 7 tips to help you turn your home interiors from dark and drabby to light and inviting.
1. Add Bright Artwork to the Walls
Adding vibrant art to the room instantly brightens up your space with pops of color against a dark or neutral wall.
2. Opt for Light Wood Flooring
If you are looking to take more drastic measures to brighten your space, consider installing light wood flooring to brighten a room and mask scratches in high traffic areas.
3. Add a Colorful Rug
Large, colorful area rugs can help define your space and add a bright personality back into the room.
4. Hang Mirrors Across From Windows
Hanging mirrors across from windows allows light to reflect back into the room, doubling the amount of light in your space.
5. Get Rid of Dark Heavy Curtains
Remove any dark heavy curtains that block or absorb sunlight and replace them with translucent shades that allow light to spread throughout the area.
6. Trim the Trees and Bushes Around Your Windows
Trim any bushes or trees around your windows that may be blocking light from entering the room.
7. Go for White or Neutral Color Scheme
It’s Science! Lighter colors of wall paint and in your decor will reflect more light into the room compared to darker colors.