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Home Improvement  /  October 5, 2017

Simple Ways to Brighten Up a Darker Room

A dark room in your home isn’t the best place to be. It’s foreboding and stuffy, and it can also have a negative effect on your mood. It’s a proven fact that we respond, act, and generally feel better when there’s ample natural light in the home. Handyman Connection® of Lexington discusses simple ways to brighten up an otherwise stuffy and dark room.

Darker Room

Help Your Windows With Daylighting

Daylight entering from your windows may already be present, but the effect might not actually fill out the rest of the room. To help your windows with daylighting, we suggest you install a large mirror in a strategic area, specifically in the spot of your room where the light coming from the windows hits. The reflective surface of the mirror will force the light to bounce and travel to the other parts of your room.

Choose Light and Rich Colors for Your Living Room

Another simple way to naturally brighten up your room is to pick light and richer colors for your furniture and decor. It makes your space look and feel warmer, and the color palette itself is highly versatile. For rich colors, we recommend brown, warm rust, and camel tan. These pair well with white color palettes and are easy to fit into any architectural design.

Strike a Balance With Dark and Light

If your bedroom has a darker color scheme, you can still brighten it up without radically changing the rest of your room. All you need to do is establish a striking balance between dark and light. For example, if you have a dark-colored room, try painting the window area white or use white bed covers and pillows. The subtle contrast between the two lights up your room while still maintaining aesthetic balance. Let Handyman Connection of Lexington help you brighten up the darker parts of your home. Fill out our form, or give us a call at (859) 274-4477 for more information on our services.

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