Brighten Up Your Dark Home!

14 Feb

Brighten Up Your Dark Home!

Nobody wants to live in a dark home, especially if it’s also where you work! Dark rooms can appear gloomy and add to stress and frustration. Create a more breathable and tension-free home by adding more light to your room. You are some helpful tips:

  • Install a bigger window. Bigger windows allow more natural light to come in. With more light coming into the room, it will make your home look brighter. Make it a habit to open up the blinds or drapes during the day, even if you don’t open the windows.
  • Make the room bigger. What often makes a space feel smaller and darker is the dividing wall. If you don’t have huge walls dividing your rooms, then you have ample space for the light to circulate. So, remove unnecessary walls and use a narrow shelf for divider or glass panel as a divider instead.
  • Paint the room white or anything bright. If you paint the walls with bright colors, they will easily add brightness to the room. So, instead of using dark tones on your floors and walls, use light ones.
  • Limit the number of pieces of furniture you have to only what you  need. You may need one dining table and six chairs, but if you also have an extra small table and seats, it will just add clutter to the space and make the room look darker. So, only use furniture that you need and get rid of the rest.
  • Enhance lighting. Even if you cannot renovate the small space in your home, you can still brighten up the room through enhanced lighting. Add more lights to your room using LED or CFL bulbs. This way, you can create light dimension in the room without hogging more energy. CFL or LED lights are assured energy-efficient and use less energy than incandescent lights.
  • Add mirrors. Use these reflectors to spread light around the room and brighten up the space. Use mirrors strategically inside the room. Make sure that they not only work as reflectors of light, but also as great interior enhancements.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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