4 Tips To Help Brighten A Dark Room

21 Sep 2018, 3:52 PM

There's nothing like lots of light, airy space to make your time at home feel great - but if you happen to have darker, or smaller rooms, there's a lot you can do to turn a gloomy space into an oasis of style and serenity; it's all about what you do with it after all.

So if you're looking to brighten up that darker room and introduce some light into a smaller space, follow our tips. You'll soon be feeling breezy and bright!

Don't Go For Heavy Accessories

From curtains to cushions, rugs to throws, opting for darker accents can soon leave a dark room feeling like more of a cave than a cosy haven. It's all about going for the light and bright items, so think thin, gauzy curtains, light fabric colours and metallic or white-based accessories to elevate any space that's feeling a little on the dark side. Plank living room furniture combined with light, thin fabrics and colours can soon leave your living room space feeling a million times more stylish and livable.

Go Bright With Your Wall Choices

Go Bright With Your
Wall Choices

It's a fact that using darker colours on walls can make a dark space seem even dingier - so stay away from navy, emerald or ruby paints in favour of brighter, more vibrant tones that accentuate your space, rather than hide it.

Stark white walls are an excellent Scandi-inspired way to pull in more light, and in combination with plank dining room furniture, for example, can turn a dark nook into a workable breakfast area. For bedrooms, utilise feature walls in one block colour or a bright pattern to make the most of the space you have without overwhelming it.

It's a fact that using darker colours on walls can make a dark space seem even dingier - so stay away from navy, emerald or ruby paints in favour of brighter, more vibrant tones that accentuate your space, rather than hide it.

Stark white walls are an excellent Scandi-inspired way to pull in more light, and in combination with plank dining room furniture, for example, can turn a dark nook into a workable breakfast area. For bedrooms, utilise feature walls in one block colour or a bright pattern to make the most of the space you have without overwhelming it.

Think Mirrors

Mirrors are a dark rooms best friend, adding instant light and space with careful positioning.

A large mirror on the wall can make all the difference when it comes to making a room feel brighter, but for an added luxurious touch you can make use of mirrored trays, candle holders or even dressing tables to bounce even more light around any space that's feeling a little unloved. Add in some sheepskin or faux fur, and you've got instant luxe in a light, airy space.

Stay Simple

Stay Simple

High levels of clutter can soon have you feeling like the walls are closing in on you, so get rid of ceiling-height bookcases or shelves stuffed with knick-knacks in place of statement pieces and simple, minimalist pieces that make those surfaces and sides seem endless in comparison. Add in some plank furniture, and you'll have rustic-chic down pat in next to no time.

The best part about this tip is how quickly it can be customised to any style or theme - just pack the clutter away and display your favourite things proudly.

High levels of clutter can soon have you feeling like the walls are closing in on you, so get rid of ceiling-height bookcases or shelves stuffed with knick-knacks in place of statement pieces and simple, minimalist pieces that make those surfaces and sides seem endless in comparison. Add in some plank furniture, and you'll have rustic-chic down pat in next to no time. The best part about this tip is how quickly it can be customised to any style or theme - just pack the clutter away and display your favourite things proudly.

Struggling with turning that sad space into sunshine and rainbows? It's all about using what you have and adding those finishing touches. Excellent quality furniture can make all the difference between a space that feels too lived and one that feels loved - so opt for perfect pieces like plank furniture to elevate your home from drab to fab.

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