Have you ever looked around your home and thought to yourself that it looks pretty dark and depressing? If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. The focus of today’s blog post is to explore the different ways that you can brighten up your home.
Once you try these amazing ideas, you’ll be happy with how you’ve managed to transform your home into a bright and airy place! Keep reading to find out how.
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Stick with light color schemes
The golden rule to making your home bright and airy is to stick with light color schemes. Choosing bright green or terracotta red might have been a good idea at the time. But now that you have to live with it, it’s not!
However, light color schemes will make any home feel fresh and bright. They are also perfect for homes with small rooms, as light colors give the illusion rooms are bigger than they are! Your homeowner’s association management will also approve of you using light colors in your home.
Some folks opt to paint their walls white. Not only is this a neutral and light color, but white paint is also the cheapest color to buy too!
Less is more
Are you someone that has a lot of junk without even knowing it? If so, it’s time to have a spring clean and clear the clutter away from your home!
People often feel better about their homes when they know everything within them is organized and “has a place.” And when you store things away, it also means you have to spend less time cleaning your home.
Most of us lead busy lives, and so some folks decide to hire a cleaner for their homes. The trouble is; quite a few people are reluctant to do so if their home is messy! Keeping things in your home to a minimum resolves this problem and won’t make you feel guilty about hiring a cleaner.
Install some mirrors in your home
It doesn’t matter whether you love or loathe your personal appearance. Mirrors are great for reflecting light into any home, and therefore can make rooms brighter. Ensure that you position your mirrors for optimal light.
Even if reflecting light into your rooms isn’t a priority, mirrors will at least help you to avoid having a wardrobe malfunction!
Move your furniture around
Most of the time, furniture can get moved around with ease. There is nothing wrong with redesigning the layout of your rooms by moving your furniture around.
In fact, it’s a great way to make better use of the space in each room. Sometimes even moving just a couple of pieces of furniture can make all the difference!
If you own big, bulky furniture, it might be an idea to consider selling them and buying better-suiting items instead. For example, let’s say that you’ve downsized into a smaller home.
Your existing furniture might have looked great in the big rooms in your former home. But they will doubtless take up too much room in your smaller home.