Do you ever walk into your home and question whether Gollum is going to appear from one of the many shadows talking about “his precious”? It may be time to look into adding more natural light into your home, before things get weird. There are many ways to brighten up the rooms of your house, some that you can do yourself, and others that may require more professional help. Lightening up your kitchen, office, and room can be beneficial to your mood and keeping your home look more spacious and organized. It takes a lot of thoughtful placement to lighten things up, so here are some tips to help you refresh your home!
Natural Light: Windows and Skylights
The first thing that comes to one’s mind when considering how to add more light to a room would be windows. Here in Arizona, we get more than enough natural light for a few windows to make all of the difference. Placing a single window on the side of the wall that watches the sunrise may even help you wake up earlier and change up your morning routine. When getting new windows, it’s important to make sure they’re well-sealed and energy efficient. Energy efficient windows have UV protection and will block heat, so that your home can look brighter without losing any comfort. Another option is to add a skylight over your office or work area. It will illuminate and draw focus to your workspace, plus you can look up and see the stars when you’re working on late night projects!
Mirrors, Doors, and Floors
Manipulating the placement and design of the mirrors, doors, and floors is an important aspect when trying to create a brighter space. Place a mirror on the wall adjacent or opposite of a window, this will create an illusion of having multiple windows and reflecting the light from the outside throughout the room. Another way to accomplish this effect is to install glass doors or doors with windows that will broadcast an elegant light upon your home. And of course, adding lightly painted floorboards, tile, or carpet will bring out the details of interior design in your home along with irradiating the expanse of the rooms it covers. Finding the right color for flooring depends on the other accessories of your home or office.
Decorating with Accents
With this being said, it takes a sharp eye to recognize what style of flooring, paint, and furniture will compliment each other to brighten up their surrounding areas. Try painting walls white or incorporating accent walls of pale shades of gray, gray-brown, or beige. If you aren’t looking to repaint everything, try adding a bright trim instead that will draw attention to the brighter objects in the room! This can be achieved through strategically placing dark furniture near lighter backgrounds, or adding light-colored throw pillows over couches or on your bed.
While remodeling your kitchen, consider purchasing a countertop, fridge, or splashback that’s color stands against the flooring and wall color. There are even simpler ways of decorating your home to bring in more light; positioning things with shiny surfaces around the room will allow sunlight from outside to reflect off of them. This includes ornaments, door knobs, picture frames, and end tables. Typically things that are made with brass or silver will provide the best result.
More Remodeling Projects
As one can see, there are numerous options when it comes to opening up a room and making it look less dark. The main focus should always be on creating a clean space in which the colors and placement flow well to give the room an overall appealing look. If you think it’s time to give your house a makeover, nothing will benefit you more than working with a skilled partner. This will help you avoid making common mistakes in both design and installment. Working with Fix My House has dozens of remodeling services to help you start your project with a professional eye and assistance.