Many of us may not realise this, but if you have perpetually been feeling fatigued, stressed or cranky, take a keen look around your room and its natural source of light. It is a scientifically proven fact that humans react, act and feel better when they are embraced with sunshine and better ambience than a poorly lit abode. This means that dark spaces can have an adverse effect on your and your family’s mood and energy levels as well.
So, is there any area of your room or home that is poorly lit, and is looking exceptionally dim compared to the other areas? Here are 5 home decor tips for you that will help you to brighten up a dark room.
5 Home Decor Tips
The mirror effect
Trick your eye into adding an illusion of light and space in your room by adding lots of mirrors. It is suggested to add a floor-to-ceiling mirror at the corner of your gloomy room. Mirrors take little light and have the ability to magnify it ten-fold. You can also go for mirrored tiles and glided frame for a more sophisticated approach.
Add some white
When it comes to furnishing and decorative pieces, avoid heavy-in-sight colours, such as tones of pale greys, dark mustard and deep brown. Your safest bet would be white. White curtains, white vases or wall hangings with white base (depending on that dim corner) will give your room a more relaxed atmosphere. The best part about white is that it reflects light, whereas dark furnishings absorb more light.
Do not add anything dark and loud
Steer clear of dark, wooden and loud furniture pieces. Even though it may look attractive as a standalone piece, it can make a room look darker and smaller than it actually is. Always accentuate your dark room with light-coloured accent pieces that are bright in colour.
Balance between dark and light
Create a fine balance between dark and light in your bedroom. Needless to say, the only important person in your room is you! Hence, it is important to incorporate your own design sense in your room that expresses your personality. If your room has darker walls, you can then use light-coloured bedding, curtains or floor carpets to contrast with it. Earthy colours, butter yellow and soothing tones of cream are a few colour options that will uplift the decor of your room.
Add the green touch
Adding a magic touch of greenery (real one) will give your room a much brighter and livelier feel. A few plants, such as ferns, and snake or spider plants are a safe bet for you, as they can thrive for days in limited sunlight. You can use quirky pots to keep your plants. This is a perfect way to add a dramatic effect to the dingiest areas of your rooms. You can also go for something like succulents or dynamic lilacs to add some colour in the dark areas.