Interior Designer Tips For Brightening Up A Room
Tips for brightening up a room: Since we spend so much time inside our homes, it makes sense that lighting should be a top priority. Plus, beyond its obvious aesthetics, it ca also dramatically improve our moods.
Figuring out how you can brighten a dark room is always a challenge when moving into a new space, especially if it is void of large windows. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to decorate your home and transform it into a brighter abode.
From painting the ceiling to making a major renovation, we rounded up our top tips for brightening up a room.
“Visible light helps to regulate our body clocks, thus improving our sleep pattern and digestion, at the same time warding off symptoms of depression” – Dr. Alan Lewis
Top Tips For Brightening Up A Room
Bigger and better windows
Choosing bigger windows goes beyond its obvious aesthetics. They offer a range of benefits for both your emotional and physical health. Natural sunlight can also help reduce your energy bills – saving you money and helping the environment along the way.
When natural light fills the room, it generates a gorgeous energy that makes the room feel fresher and brighter as well as more spacious. In addition, rooms with bigger windows can let natural light be the main focus of the design. It is also advantageous to group multiple windows together which will help to create the illusion of a larger space.
Speak to member of our team to find out how our windows can truly benefit your home, office or space.
When a space is in need of additional light, it’s best to choose light wood flooring to brighten up the room. A light wood floor can really brighten a space, as well, giving it a fresh new look.
Many light coloured wood floors tend to have a cool undertone which tends to recede from the eye visually when you look at them. This makes spaces appear larger and airier than they really are. Light stains are also perfect for high-traffic areas, since they’re better at masking scratches.
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
While many know that mirrors can amplify a small space, it’s less common knowledge that they also brighten up a dark room. To use your mirrors to its fullest potential, make sure to strategically place it near a light source. For example, a giant wall or floor mirror near a window can really amplify natural lighting.
Double the amount of sunlight in your room by allowing it to bounce off reflective surfaces. Hang a large mirror directly across from the largest window in your room, or arrange an array of smaller mirrors to help brighten a dark staircase.
One of the best ways to bring more light into a room is with a high-gloss paint colour, and a ceiling is the perfect spot to experiment with this design choice. A glossy ceiling finish reflects light well, and it adds an unexpected element to a room.
Invest in colourful art
While dark rooms are cozy, adding vibrant artwork will elevate the mood and look of the space. A simple, bright painting in an unassuming frame is a great piece to adorn the walls in a darker space. It will bring in cheerful hues without overwhelming the room.
Save your large, dark artworks for rooms that aren’t short on light. A single large dark wall art or a collection of photographs can really impede your efforts in brightening the space.
Supplement your daylight
Carefully think about where you place light fixtures throughout your space. If you’re looking to add just a touch more light without overdoing the luminosity of your room, you should try to decorate with a stunning chandelier, floor to ceiling fixture or an ambient light.
Not only will they offer just the right touch of light, but they also add tremendous charm and sophistication. Remember, if you are seeking an intimate atmosphere, they must have a warm, yellow light.
Carefully consider your furniture choices
We usually choose our sofas, chairs and tables based on our personal style and what we think goes best together, but they can impact the lighting level of your home. A stylish, compact sofa in a lighter colour like white, beige, or ivory will make your room look and feel a lot bigger and more spacious.
Leave ample space between furniture pieces as the empty areas will offer itself up to lighting opportunities. Stuffing an already-dim room with oversized furniture will cast even more shadows, leading to an even darker room.
Interior Design with Paul Robinson Construction and Renovation
Have you just bought a property in Mallorca and need refurbishment? Or do you want to make an upgrade to your existing home. Our team at Paul Robinson Construction and Renovation will provide you with detailed quotes and realistic time frames for completion.
We are proud to work with a proven interior design team who have demonstrated their ability to be able to cater to a client’s brief and enrich homes with beauty. Having been featured in publications such as AD Magazine, our design projects are for those seeking a bespoke experience where the final product plays to the emotions and creates an environment in which colour, texture, light – to name but a few, are combined to create an unforgettable result.
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