Have you been trying to make the rooms in your home brighter? There are a lot of different ways you can increase the brightness in a room that doesn’t get much natural light. It is a problem that is common, but the good news is that there are plenty of solutions to resolve it as well. The problem with rooms that are dark is that they appear smaller and more congested.
That is why home designers are looking at innovative ways and solutions to turn even the darkest of rooms lighter without much effort. Fortunately for you, we have picked out 5 of the best ways to make the rooms in your home brighter:
1. Pick better window treatments
You can improve the amount of natural light coming into a room by picking window treatments for the windows. There are plenty of options when it comes to window treatments, and the best ones we like offer the perfect blend of light control and privacy for rooms. These are:
Ø Plantation shutters
We love plantation shutters because they are available in a host of different designs, and are perfect for letting in light, and keeping the room dark. They have adjustable louvers that let you play with different angles and get the perfect amount of light you need in the room.
Ø Roller shades
Roller shades are also a great window treatment solution for dark rooms. They allow a healthy amount of light into the room, while protecting your privacy as well. These shades can be fully retracted as well to let in light, which makes them the perfect addition to any room.
2. Get creative with furniture placement
One reason your room may appear dark even with a lot of natural sunlight is because of the furniture placement. If you have kept your furniture near walls and around the windows, it will impact on how much light is coming into the room. You don’t want furniture blocking or absorbing light, therefore be smarter and get creative with furniture placement in the room.
3. Choose lighter colors
If you have painted your room with dark shades and colors, then you shouldn’t be surprised if it looks too dark and gloomy. The best way to lighten up a dark room is by painting the room with lighter colors, which will instantly make the room appear bigger and more spacious. Lighter rooms will not absorb much light and will instead reflect it, making the room appear brighter.
4. Try to reflect light from all surfaces
Painting the room with lighter colors is a good strategy, but a better one is getting reflective surfaces for your room. They will help improve the lighting in the room, and a large decorative mirror on the opposite wall of a large window will do wonders for the room.
5. Get perimeter lights for your room
A lot of people have overhead lights installed in their rooms, which create shadows in the room, and make it appear darker. You should switch to perimeter lights for the room, like track lighting, and standing lamps to create a soft level of light around the room.