Adding a little brightness to your home can be a lot of fun. Plus, it totally changes the mood. After all, who wants to be stuck in a dingy room all day long? Certainly not you!
But what can you actually do to brighten your interiors that doesn’t involve totally changing the layout of your property? Well, as it turns out, you have a lot of options. And the best bit: they’re all affordable. Check them out below.
Start With The Floor
Let’s be honest: we can sometimes neglect our floors. They have an uncanny ability to accumulate clutter – all the paraphernalia of life!
But floors are important for lighting too. According to interior design experts, rooms only feel light when the floor is free to reflect light back into the room. If it’s covered in clutter, then they absorb more light, creating dullness in the process. Tidying up is free, so go for it!
Lighten Your Furniture
The next step is to lighten your furniture. Leather sofas are a big no-no.
You might think this type of brightening sounds a little expensive. But, as it happens, you don’t actually have to buy a brand new three-piece suite if you don’t want one. Instead, you just put covers on your existing seating, immediately changing how it looks. Remember, the lighter the furniture, the more light it will reflect, and the brighter your rooms will be.
Add Mirrored Furniture
If brightness is still an issue, the next step is to add mirrored furniture. The concept here is pretty simple: place furniture that scatters light around the room.
So what are your options? Well, if you’re trying to lighten the hallway or living room, you can opt for a mirrored or glass nest of table set. These provide additional utility, look stylish, and don’t get in the way of the rest of your decor. Most are slim-line, allowing you to place them against the wall.
If you’re looking to brighten your bedroom, then mirrored wardrobes are a great option. In the bathroom, you can use a mirrored cabinet or vanity if you don’t have one already.
Add Shiny Features
Mirrors not your thing? Don’t worry – you can also create a similar effect with shiny objects. Metallic finishes on urns, light fittings and side tables will also reflect light back into the room, just in a more scrambled form than regular mirrors.
Remove Your Curtains
Removing your drapes might sound like a bit of an extreme measure – and to be honest, it is! But it is also a great way to maximise window space, especially if it is at a premium in your home.
Instead of using heavy curtains, replace them with blinds or shutters. Blinds are a good option for allowing light to enter the room whenever the sun is up whereas blinds come in handy on hot days when you want to keep direct light out.
So there you have it: some easy peasy ways to brighten your interiors that won’t break the bank. Why not give them a whirl?