Lighting is one of the number one things that I look for in a new place. Don’t get me wrong, I have moments when I love the cozy and dark atmosphere. But overall there is just something about a bright room that makes me feel like I have my life somewhat together. I have put together a list of 10 ways to brighten your room for some creative inspiration and ideas to get you started.
I have learned that the amount of light that a room naturally lets in is not the end all be all when trying to achieve a bright look in your space. With a few tweaks to your decor, any room has the potential to become lighter and brighter than ever before!
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10 Creative Ways to Brighten Your Room
Bright area rugs
Bright area rugs are the perfect way to add a pop of color and bring some brightness into your space. Even a white neutral area rug can really tie the room together and make a a room lighter especially if you have dark floors.
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Paint your walls white
One of the best ways to brighten a room is to use lots of white. You can never go wrong with white walls and they match when any decor style that you like!
Use white or grey sheer curtains
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I love some good black out curtains. But they are not the best choice to go to if you are trying to brighten up your space. Opt for sheer curtains to help allow light to entire your space.
Minimize excessive wall art
Less is more when it comes to wall art. Wall art is a great way to personalize your space. However, depending on your decor, it can really block any extra light coming into your room.
Change your light bulbs
Did you know the type of light bulbs you use can affect the way you perceive the light in your space? Most light bulbs are warm based making a room to appear dim. You can swap out your standard light bulbs with LED or white light bulbs.
Add more mirrors
Adding mirrors to walls is a great way to reflect light around your room making your room brighter! I love that you can do so many things with a mirror, and there is always something to match any room decor!
Deep clean windows
Just because you never touch your windows doesn’t mean they are clean and clear. Dust and other particles can gather on windows blocking the amount of light that is being able to enter.
Add house plants
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Adding some indoor plants inside is the perfect way to bring some light and life into your home!
Re-accessorize your decor
If you are trying to keep things simple and avoid dramatic changes in your home, spicing up your home decor will do just the trick! Adding in some new pillows, flowers, and table decor can truly transform your space.
Decorate with neutral colors
The key to a bright room is keeping the main decor items neutral, while adding in pops of color within the other items. Keeping your main decor items neutral will allow you to avoid having dark hues absorb the light in the space.
10 Ways to Brighten Your Room
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