Whether you want to brighten up a dark room or just want to add a little bit here and there, there are some basic steps you may take to lighten up a dark room and make it appear brighter and larger. When you use these simple and easy suggestions to guide you; then you might find a brighter space without doing a complete room remodel or even spending a lot of money.
Colors play a major role in the look and feel of your house. Of course, the lighter the color, the more brightness your room will have. If you want to lighten a dark room, pastel colors are perfect as they add an airy, bright feel to the room. If you have a lot natural lighting coming in, select a brighter, lighter shade for your room. Pastels mixed with lots of natural lighting may in many cases be washed out depending on how many skylight or windows are in the room. You may select your color intensity based on that. Avoiding dark brown or blues hues will prevent your room from feeling constricted.
If you do not have a lot of natural lighting, changing your wall color might not be an alternative. You may add pops of color that will brighten up the room immediately. If you’ve got a brown or tan room, and you want to brighten the space, then one choice you can pick is introducing some gold into the room. Whether it is a gold accent, gold light fittings or even toss pillows with gold tones, gold aids in adding color to the space since they reflect light hence they brighten up the space. Good accent colors include reds, blues, yellows and brighter green tones.
If you have many windows in the room, any curtains can help in accentuating them and allowing them to let in more light. If you do not have good windows in that they are filled with patterned or translucent glass, they will let in very little to no light. You should replace these windows with those that have clear glass. One option is using some custom windows which are intended to fit your room. If you consult your local window professional, they can create and design a few windows which will improve the brightness in rooms.
Many times, a dark carpet or throw rug will bring a room down more than you know. If you have hardwood floors in the room, adding a lighter colored rug or removing the darker colored throw rug can brighten up the room. Hardwood floors themselves are great in reflecting light but if you require a throw rug to protect it from scratches, choose one that has brighter, lighter colors to help you open up the space.