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How To Brighten Up Your Home

When it comes to decorating a room in the home, one of the number one complaints is that the room feels too dark. Now, obviously the first thing to do is add light wherever possible, but sometimes you need to go a step further and use the items in the room to help brighten the space.

White Furniture

When it comes to white furniture, it’s well known that it’s not for every household. However, it does do a fantastic job of brightening up a room and bringing light to a dark space. Now, while it may not be practical to have your main family couch in white, consider items like cabinets, tables and chairs. Also, if you find yourself repainting the room consider white as your main wall color.

Light Drapery

If you have a window in the room you are decorating, it’s important to make it the center of attention. One way to do that is to avoid covering the window with heavy fabric and consider light drapery or curtains that allow the light through. For an extra touch, add tie backs in to hold the curtains back and let the light shine in through the windows.

Metallic Finish

Much like mirrors, adding in an item with a metallic finish can help brighten your space and add an eye-catching look to your room. This reflective surface looks great on anything from bar stools to decor pieces, just make sure to line it up with sources of light in the room for extra reflection.

Bright Colors

When it comes to painting a room and making it lighter, you want to consider bright colors and bold patterns as they can really help add light to the space. Mix these bright colours with a few neutral pieces such as white linens or light area rug to create a relaxing and inviting space.

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