Home is where love, hope, and comfort is. In other words, home can be a well-being paradise if you know the secret of interior design and decorations. Allowing the natural light in or brightening up the dark areas is the first step toward a cheerful and comfortable home.
There are plenty of creative ways to optimize the lighting of the house. Below are some of the best ideas that you can take inspiration from, to brighten up your house:
GO FOR QUALITY RATHER THAN QUANTITY:
When it comes to brightening up the house with decorations, the less amount of the items make the house look lighter.
BRIGHTEN UP THE WALL:
Choosing white, cream, or light gray or any other light colors is the best way to diffuse the natural light into the house specifically for dark rooms.
HANG LARGE MIRRORS:
Pier glass reflects sunlight into the house, therefore by placing large mirrors opposite the windows you can brighten up your rooms.
If you have a chance to make some changes in your home or you are building a new house, you can install clear glass in some parts of the ceiling, to invite more sunlight into your living area.
CONSIDER THE POWER OF COLORFUL CARPETS:
The art of a carpet with a lighter tone is to show the space brighter and even wider. Therefore, to have a bright room, selecting the right size carpet and its placement is crucial.
CHOOSE LIGHT COLOR FURNITURE:
In order to have lighter shades in the house, opt for light color and lightweight furniture, specifically if the living space is small and dark.
GO FOR SHIMMERY DECORATION:
Adding some flashy gold or silver wall decoration or a gold-plated piece of artwork can make a big difference in reflecting the sunlight into the room.
USE DIFFERENT LAYERS OF LIGHTING:
The best way to illuminate a dark room is to use different layers of lights. For example, floor lamps, task, or the chandelier is a great idea for lighting a family gathering room or combining task light and ambient light is perfect for the kitchen as it helps to make a more comfortable ambiance for cooking and a warm atmosphere for the family at a dinning time.
CHOOSE AN IDEAL ORIENTATION:
To have a natural bright house orientation of the building (the direction it faces to the sun) plays a very important role. Basically, an ideal orientation is a north-facing exposure that has enough sun during the cold season and soft light during the summer.
You can find other creative ways to decorate your home to make it look more pleasing to the eyes and a comfortable place to live in. It’s amazing what you can do with a little creativity and a few colorful accessories to help change the way how your home looks. Believe me, these things, coupled with patience and perseverance, will turn even the dullest place in the house, a more inviting and livable space!