Does your living space look dark and dreary? Whether it’s the winter weather bringing it down, or the lack of natural light that it receives, have no fear; we’ve found 6 fantastic ways to brighten up those rooms and make them sparkle. From choosing the ‘right’ lighting to painting the walls and hanging a few mirrors, there’s so many easy and effective ways to transform your living space. So why wait? Don’t suffer in that dark and depressing space—follow this guide and give your home a light and bright makeover today!
Paint, paint, paint
Whether it’s that dingy wallpaper or old wall colour that’s darkening the room, the first step to achieving a lighter space, is paint—and lots of it. Choose a neutral colour that can be easily merged with a variety of themes; this will keep your space versatile and adaptable.
The ‘right’ light
If your room gains little-to-no natural light, you’ll need to invest in some great artificial options. Side lamps and dimming lights are a great way to add natural-looking light to a room, and can be easily adapted to suit the time of day. For some great lighting ideas, click here!
Adding reflective surfaces will instantly brighten up your living space. Large mirrors are a great option and can also double up as a focal point within the room. However, other objects such as mirrored plates, coasters, photo frames and even lighting fixtures will also help to enhance light.
Plant it up
Keen to add a bit of natural life into your room? Then perhaps you should invest in a few houseplants. Many species are extremely easy to maintain and require just a small amount of light, making them great options if you want to have some natural texture and colour indoors.
You’ll find that even something as simple as rearranging your furniture can have a drastic effect on the light within your room. When placing your furnishings, try to avoid blocking any windows or natural light sources; this can automatically darken the space.
Cover the dark
Can’t afford to replace that dark sofa? Simply invest in a large, light throw and a few bright cushions to scatter over your darker furniture. This will instantly brighten up your space and completely change the look of the room at minimal expense.
If you really are fed up of that dull, lifeless room, why not consider renovating? By knocking down the wall between a dark and light room, you can immediately brighten up your entire space, making it far more inviting.
Need some advice on transforming your dark home into a light haven? Talk to these Coffs Harbour builders.
For a prompt, reliable and professional service in Coffs region, contact the team at Damn Fine Constructions. Operating for more than 20 years, you know that you’ll recieve the finest finish on your home with this expert business. Specialising in renovations and alterations for all aspects of the home, whether you need your bathroom seen to, or your living space brightened up, Damn Fine Constructions can help. Give the friendly team a call!
Where: Coffs Harbour, Boambee East, Bonville NSW
For a first-class finish to your Coffs Harbour home, don’t look any further than Steve Smith Constructions. With more than 35 years’ experience within the building industry, it’s safe to say these professionals know a thing or two when it comes to renovations. Providing a range of services including bathroom and home renovations, maintenance repairs, tiling and much more, there’s no job Steve Smith Constructions can’t handle. For more information about this family-run business, contact the team today.
Where: Coffs Harbour & surrounding areas NSW
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
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