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Home Maintenance  /  January 21, 2019

3 Tips to Brighten the Dark Areas in Your Home

Ample lighting is necessary for the aesthetics and functionality of your home’s interior. A lack of it can induce stress for you and your family members. After all, a poorly lit room looks boring and ordinary, with no indoor elements standing out. Fortunately, there are creative decorative tricks you can do to make the dark areas of your home more inviting and appealing.

While installing windows and restructuring parts of your home are good plans to achieve better lighting, they’re not always necessary given potential budget constraints. Handyman Connection of Matthews offers these simple tips to brighten the dark areas of your home.

Use Lighter Paint Colors

Darker colors absorb light, while lighter ones reflect it. A new coat of paint, particularly those within the neutral palette, help bring warmth to the dark areas. Otherwise, you can settle for the lighter shades of your reds, greens and other deep, rich colors. Once applied, you’ll immediately notice a big difference. Indoor walls begin to bounce light all around, brightening your room in the process.

Give Your Ceiling a New Look

While you are at it, why not consider repainting your ceiling? A dark-colored ceiling doesn’t just make the indoors look boring. It also creates a visual effect where the enclosed space looks smaller than it is. You can apply the above tip for this one. In doing so, you create a uniform, consistent appearance for your room, with brightness spreading throughout.

Place Mirrors in Strategic Places

A simple, hassle-free way of illuminating your dark indoors takes advantage of an essential part of your daily living—mirrors. We recommend installing them in strategic places, preferably across an existing window. Once light enters the room through the window, it bounces off the reflective surface of the mirrors and gets scattered across. Be sure to angle them so that they won’t face the window directly.

At Handyman Connection of Matthews, we can help you achieve better lighting in your home and make it more visually appealing. Call (704) 255-5626 to get started or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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