If you are looking for a way to brighten up your home without having to spend too much time or money on refurbishing, then there are many tips and tricks that you can use to do so. With a little imagination, you can transform the dreary, dark rooms of your home to a cheery and bright place that you and your family would want to spend time in. Some of the basic ways in which you can get started is by adding light, accessorizing and getting rid of any clutter. Read below 4 simple ways in which you can make a big difference to your home.
Installing lighting fixtures can instantly add a warm and bright look to any space. Consider overhead or recessed light that conserves energy while adding brightness to the room. Adding amber floor lamps will make any dark corner in a room cozier and inviting. You can also include decking lights in the garden and outdoor area as this brings in a great ambiance at night during a party or if you would just like to sit outside to relax. By replacing opaque and old-fashioned lighting fixtures to more modern, contemporary ones that are transparent, it can help emit more light without any hindrance. Swap existing bulbs with CFL or LED bulbs as they consume very little energy for the same quality of lighting. Did you know that LED’s last upto 6 hours more than CFL bulbs and fifty times more than the traditional incandescent bulbs?
Mirrors are single-handedly the best way to accessorize a space and enhance the existing light. Furthermore, it drastically adds more space making the room appear larger than it seems. Typically the light that reflects off a mirror tends to double the light in the room. An added tip is to hang a large mirror across the window of the room to get the best results.
Where ever you can, try adding some crystals, rhinestones or other shiny objects apart from lamps and vases. Place these on top of cabinets, bookshelves or table tops to reflect light off these surfaces and add a bit of charm and glitter to an otherwise dull and boring room. Metallic finishes on shelves and frames are very appealing to small places and brighten up the room instantly. Don’t forget to add in a pot of plant or two in to your home. You will be amazed at the transformation such a simple addition can do to a space. Houseplants and freshly cut flowers in vases not only improve the quality of the air but also pop in a bit of colour and fun indoors.
Paint An Accent Wall
Another quick way to add some spark and change the overall look of a space is to paint the walls. Painting just one wall with a bright colour to contrast with the more neutral colours of the rest of the walls can give a fresh look and add interest to the room. Make sure that the colours you choose are bright and reflect light well to make the space large and bright.