Have you ever wondered why you’re always tired and in a bad mood even though you are sleeping a recommended amount of hours? If you didn’t, maybe it’s time, because the cause can be your room itself – or rather the lack of light in it. It has been long known that if not enough light is reaching your bedroom, you might be experiencing side effects, such as the lack of energy.
However, there are many ways in which you can change that, and brighten up your dull bedroom. How exactly can you do that? Well, if you want to find out, you have to keep reading. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
Let More Natural Light In…
The easiest way to brighten a dark room is by allowing more natural light to reach it – of course, if you have such an option. So how can you do that? Well, the first thing that you can do is clean your windows. While it might sound obvious, there are many people who don’t do it. The cleaner your windows are, the easier it is for the light to enter the room. You can also change the curtains – especially if those you have on now are very thick or of a dark color, as they block the light from entering. Instead, try to use sheer curtains in light tones, such as white, beige, or pastel colors. They will bring a certain glow to your room.
… Or Provide Your Own
If you don’t have the option to let more natural light in, you can always invest in artificial light, such as lamps. Thanks to a wide variety of products available both in stores and online, you are bound to find at least one that will suit not only your needs but also the overall decor of the room. Check out this site, maybe something will catch your eye. If you don’t want to overdo the luminosity in your bedroom, try adding some more subtle sources of light, such as fairy light strings, which will not only brighten a dark room but also add charm and almost therapeutic feel to it. On the other hand, if you want to go for a more romantic feel, you can light up the candles, which will create an intimate atmosphere.
Remember About The Right Placement of The Mirrors
It has long been known that mirrors can create an illusion of space being bigger. However, did you know that they can also help your room appear brighter? If you want them to do that, you need to place them near a light source so that they can reflect it. Try placing a mirror near the window, so that it can amplify the natural lighting. You can also try it with a lamp, but when placing a mirror near it, you need to make sure that it emits ambient lighting so that once reflected, it won’t be too bright. After all, you want to brighten up a room and not go blind.
White, White, White…
If you have ever been interested in home decor, you probably encountered people saying that white is your best choice when trying to brighten up a dark room. To be honest, nothing could be more accurate. White reflects the light onto other surfaces and makes space appear much bigger than it really is. Some people might claim a white room is too boring for them. However, there are multiple ways in which you can make a room painted white more cheerful and fun. For example, try painting one of the walls with a contrasting color – blue, green, pink, or orange are just a few of the options.
Also, you can always add a more colorful bed sheet set, and throw a couple of pillows over it. Or you can add some artwork to your walls – maybe you can paint something? After all, you are the one who knows what will look good in your bedroom.
The Bottom Line
Brightening up a dark room is not as hard as some people might think. As long as you know what you have to do, you’re in the clear. Also, keep in mind that the ways which we described above are just the tip of the iceberg – there’s so much more you can do, that if we were to list everything, you would still be reading it next week. So now, the only thing that is left for us to say is – Good Luck!