5 Unique Ways to Brighten up a Dark Room

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Very few people like to be stuck in a dark and gloomy room. Most people prefer to open the windows, let the sunlight in and absorb all of the positivity. However, not everyone has the option to spend time in a bright room, especially if the position of their home isn’t compatible with the sun. As a result, you might occasionally get a couple of rooms in your house that are really dark and never really see sunlight for much of the day.

So to help you out, we’re going to discuss a couple of decor tips that will help you brighten up any dark room.

Consider swapping out your lights

One of the best ways to ensure that your rooms have plenty of light is to actually swap out older bulbs and lamps for modern options. There are plenty of daylight lamps available that will brighten up even the darkest of rooms. While it can look artificial and not what most people are looking for, it’s still a brilliant way to force light into a room that would otherwise be too dark.

Add more mirrors to the room

If your dark room does occasionally get some sunlight then you can make the most of it by adding more mirrors around the room. It doesn’t need to be a huge wall mirror or anything crazy, but it can be lots of smaller reflective surfaces that can help to bounce light around your rooms. This will spread out the natural light all over your room, making it feel much brighter.

More reflective surfaces

In addition to mirrors and metal items, you can also consider glossy surfaces that care excellent at reflecting light. There are many different glossy items that you can add, such as a high gloss dining table and chair set for a dark dining room or kitchen. In some cases, you can even consider swapping out the floor for tiles that can assist in reflecting light around the room and giving it a brighter feel.

Consider your colour schemes

We typically associate white and yellow hues with brightness, so if you’re willing to renovate your entire room then consider swapping out the colours in your rooms. White and muted tones are generally very good at creating a bright feel in your rooms. The colour will pop and illuminate your rooms, and there are also a lot of glossy surfaces that come in white or bright colours, adding to the overall brightness and quality of light in your room.

Add a window

This is a little extreme since it involves taking out chunks of your wall, but if you’re serious about adding more light to your rooms then adding a strategically-placed window is a fantastic option. We suggest speaking to a local contractor if you’re interested in installing a new window. While it can be a DIY option, it’s best to leave it up to the professionals to guarantee that you get a perfect window installation.

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