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Home Improvement  /  April 27, 2018

Brighten Up Even The Darkest Rooms in Your Home

When you feel tired, cranky, stressed or in a somber mood, look to your home and its sources of natural light. Humans respond, act and feel better in a home that has plenty of natural light and light-inspired decor. Even in your darkest rooms, you can bring in lighter finishes to go against the darker ones. To add more natural daylight, or to brighten up your space and mood, consider the following tips. They will bring more light into your dark interiors.

Assess the Dark Areas of Your Home

You’ve been living in your home for a while so that you are familiar with its dark areas. Closets and rooms with not enough natural light make your interiors feel like a black hole. Dark color schemes and dark furniture also contribute. Before you can brighten your interiors, you need to realize what causes the dark feeling. You may need better windows, lighter wall colors or less bulky and dark furniture in your spaces.

Mix and Match Rich Color Neutrals and White in Your Decor

To give your home its needed warmth, go for espresso brown, camel tan, mushroom gray and warm rust colors. Brown, white and tan are very versatile colors. They look great when placed next to dark wood floors, doors and heavy wood furniture.

Use Recessed Lighting Fixtures on Dark Ceilings

Many homes have dark painted ceilings or even wood paneled ceiling applications. Darker ceilings create a dramatic mood, but they can also make the room feel like a cave. Recessed lighting fixtures or “can lights” can brighten up the ceiling. Install a dimmer switch for versatile lighting control.

Put Lighter Finishes in Your Dark Kitchen Cabinets

Rich and dark-colored kitchen cabinets go well with dark flooring. Mix and match lighter cabinetry alongside dark ones and use light-finished countertops. It will surprise you how your kitchen becomes more enjoyable to work in when it has plenty of light and feels more open. When doing a kitchen remodel, consider these ideas to keep your kitchen light and airy.

Natural light and light-inspired decor will brighten up your darkest rooms and your mood as well. If you need professional, trust Handyman Connection of Matthews. For consultation and estimates call (704) 255-5626.

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