A bright and airy room can help boost your mood and also lower your stress levels. Just because your room does not have enough natural light does not mean that you have to settle for living in a dark space. Believe it or not, the question of light and space is one of the most common dilemmas that people face while building a new place. There are tried-and-tested decorating tricks that designers rely on to make the room look brighter. Below given are some very easy DIY home décor ideas to make the room look brighter. Take a look:
Opt for matte, not glossy
In case you want to make the room look brighter, you should always go for a matte look instead of glossy. It may seem unreasonable, but it is true that glossy walls can create a glare rather than equally reflect light. Matte surfaces, on the other hand, reflect light in every direction. This makes the room look brighter.
Add metallic decor
Adding more metallic things to your room will make your room look brighter. Incorporating shimmery gold or silver accessories is an easy way to turn a dark and dreary room into a light and bright one. The simple addition of a metallic mirror, for example, or a light fixture, or a piece of artwork, or maybe even a decorative object, has a way of reflecting light. This can make the room look and feel more luxurious.
Consider light wood flooring
Another way to make your room look brighter is by adding light wood flooring. When space is in need of additional light, this is one of the best options. Light stains are considered to be perfect for high-traffic areas. They are better at masking scratches too.
Be mindful of paintings
It’s good to love art, but not at the cost of your vitamin D. Save your dark artwork for rooms that are not short on light. If you cover a wall with paintings or posters, they will absorb all the little sunlight streaming into your room. Use light-coloured artwork so it reflects sunlight instead of absorbing it.
Hang plenty of mirrors
Hanging as many mirrors as possible in the room will make your room look brighter. Mirrors double the amount of sunlight in the room by allowing it to bounce off reflective surfaces. Hang a large mirror directly across from the largest window of the room for the best results. You can also arrange an array of smaller mirrors to help brighten a dark room.