This may seem like an obvious solution, but it's one that's often overlooked: Cleaning the windows can make a noticeable improvement in the brightness of a room. To get your windows sparkling, you can make a simple cleaner by mixing one part white vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle.
Position mirrors opposite windows to reflect more light around the house. If your walls are spacious, you can add an eclectic touch by assembling a gallery wall using mirrors of various sizes. Another smart trick: Place a mirror strategically at the end of a cramped hallway to make the corridor seem more spacious.
If your furniture is obstructing any of the light streaming in through the windows, rearrange the layout so the sun can really shine in.
It may be tempting to pack your built-ins full of books and decorative objects, but be sure to leave a little empty space on the shelves. Too much clutter on display makes it look like your home is starved for storage space.
The fewer objects in a room, the airier it will feel. In smaller rooms, scale back on bulky decor and other unnecessary items. Either get rid of them or move them to larger rooms with more natural light.
Ditch heavy window treatments in favor of lighter ones. Choose sheers, if possible, which will let in the most light while still offering some privacy.
Heavy fabrics like wool, velvet, and fur have a big presence and can make a room feel overdecorated. Lighter picks, such as cotton, linen, and lace, draw less attention to themselves, which can help a small room feel more open and bright.
Small rooms can feel confining and uncomfortable due to poorly placed windows or lack of square footage, there are few tricks that will fool the eye and make interiors seem much more spacious and bright with minimal effort.
Colour techniques, furniture arranging and smart lighting are just some ideas which we cover in this post. Try these tips to help brighten up any room in the house, from basement bedrooms to cramped living quarters.
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