I think one of the most common things that I hear lately is, ” I just want to lighten it up in here”. I have been thinking a lot about this and have come up with a few quick tips that can help lighten up a “dark” space.
5. Paint the room- This would be the cheapest way to see the biggest difference. With that being said, sometimes painting the space is just not doable. So the next few are some quick and easy changes.
4 Add lighting- A good rule to try to stick to is to have at least two forms of light in a room. For example an overhead ceiling light and a lamp. Light makes a space feel open and inviting.
3. Eliminate Clutter- Sometimes a gallery wall or an extra table can look cute, but can also crowd a space making it feel more heavy and dark. If you are wanting to lighten and open up a space try to take a minimalist view and eliminate unnecessary items.
2. Add a mirror- Mirrors reflect light and also make a room feel bigger. Bigger feels light and airy.
1. Add white- If you have a dark space do not be afraid to add white. As long as you add more then one item ( for example a couple of pillows with some white on the couch, a tray on the coffee table with white in it and a white vase on the other side of the room) it should lighten up your space nicely.
And of course some inspiration photos…
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