What is your most favourite place on earth? If it’s not your house, then something…
Brighter homes create the illusion of more space, cleanliness and openness. Darker colours can often absorb light, making the space seem more limited and less inviting. Therefore, the brighter the home, the better! But how can you bring more light inside? Let’s have a look here…
The Right Lighting
Of course, lighting is essential to brighten up your home, especially in the winter months when we don’t get to see as much of the sun. So, instead of just relying on one main light for each room, consider where you actually need brightening up. Attractive lamps dotted around the room can allow you to create just the right ambience, without it being overpowering. You should also consider practical lighting solutions when you need them. For example, by using SYNDEO furniture lighting you can install a cabinet bulb that allows you to find exactly what it is you’re looking for. No more endless rummaging in the dark!
Lightly coloured walls are one of the best ways to open up a room. White walls allow natural light to bounce off them, giving an open and airy effect. As well, you can’t go wrong with white – it’s a timeless interior design shade that can match pretty much any type of furniture you already have. The only problem is that markings will show up easier on light colours than dark but that’s nothing that can’t be resolved with a good scrub!
Windows and French Doors
Obviously, having large windows, or even french doors, in your home, allows light from outside to enter your home. So, don’t cover them up with heavy curtains that block all the light out! Consider plantation shutters which are great for protecting your privacy, whilst also easily allowing as much light into your home as you please.
Open Plan Living
Homes that are open plan appear brighter throughout as the light from the sun isn’t blocked by walls separating each room. So, creating larger rooms or archways in your home could be the answer, although this isn’t the most straightforward of options. This is one of the reasons that so many new builds are open plan though – fewer walls means a brighter, more attractive home.
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall
Strategically placed mirrors are excellent for making areas seem larger and brighter. However, you’ll have to ensure you put them near a light source so that they can do the job you need, whether it’s natural or artificial lighting (as long as the artificial lighting isn’t too bright as it could end up dazzling you!). The bigger the mirror, the better in this case. Think about the one you could place on a mantelpiece or hang on your wall, as this could also come in handy for whenever you want to touch up your makeup or just check your face!
There are many different ways to brighten up your home, it just depends on the lengths you want to go to to achieve your goals – we assure you though, it’ll be worth it in the end!