Brightening Up Those Dark Spaces
These tips can come in handy when selling a place, looking at potential buying opportunities or even just trying to spruce up your current living conditions.
- Paint the Ceiling White
A dark ceiling will make a room feel small. To make a room appear and feel larger, adding a fresh coat of a lighter color of paint will really open it up.
- Stay away from darker colors
Keep your dark colors to accents. Too much of a darker color will make a room feel small and cramped, and very dark.
- Lighten your windows
Make the most of what natural light you have. Stay away from heavy window coverings by choosing minimal options like blinds and shades.
- Minimize furniture
In a smaller area especially, heavy furniture can overwhelm the space. Keep your furniture true to the size of your living area.
- Change your lighting
Use bright lightbulbs such as LEDs. They give a brighter, more natural looking light plus help save on energy costs.
- Adding mirrors
Mirrors help to create an illusion of light and space. If you are trying to create a lighter atmosphere, adding a mirror to the area will definitely help.