1. Change Your Curtains
The room in question is unlikely to be a windowless box. Even if it’s a small window, it’s still capable of letting in some natural light. One issue that many people have is that they choose their curtains based on what best compliments their decor selections, rather than actually works with the room as a whole. If you’ve got thick, dark curtains hanging around your windows, then they’re going to absorb much of the light that’s trying to pass through. Instead, opt for the light and wispy kind, and only revert back to the other kind when winter arrives and you have no objections to living in a cozy, darkened home.
2. Rearrange Your Furniture
It’s not just the curtains that might be taking all the light that that’s otherwise destined to brighten up your home: your furniture might be doing some damage, too. If you’ve got bulky pieces surrounding your windows or near the light sources, then there’s only going to be so far that the light is able to travel. So take a look at moving things around. Rearranging your furniture so that nothing is absorbing those light rays might be all it takes to brighten up the room and make it more spacious.
8. Light Accessories
General wisdom says that you should have light cushion covers and throws on your couch during the spring and summer, and then, when fall rolls around, switch them out for darker hues for that season and winter. It’ll better reflect the atmosphere of the season, they say. While this might be generally true, if you’re struggling for light in a room, then it’s probably not worth taking. Like the walls, dark colors aren’t going to improve your lighting situation; they’ll make it worse. As such, load up on yellow, beige, and cream accessories.
Our home is going to influence our mood in one way or another. If we have a light and spacious environment, then we’ll find it easier to feel light and happy ourselves. A dark, stuffy room will bring the opposite mindset. As we’ve shown above, it’s always possible to take a dark space and make it a little bit brighter. In the process, you’ll be creating a home that’s more enjoyable to be in, especially during winter, when those dark mornings and early nights means it can be difficult to get our necessary dosage of light.
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