If you have a small or dark room, you need to make some changes so that it appears brighter and lighter. Although a lick of white paint or big, uncluttered windows in your room will make it feel sunnier, they are not the only way to fill the space with natural sunlight so that they look brighter. You need to make your room a happier and peaceful place. You need to make your room as bright and light as possible so that you and your family feel good, relaxed and comfortable all the time. Even amazing design concepts make interiors seem much more spacious and brighter than they are. Smart lighting, furniture arranging, and color techniques are somethings that need to be considered the most.
Here are some clever tricks to follow if you want to make your room feel brighter and lighter.
Use of lighter colors and clever contrast to get the light right
It is generally known fact that light colors or clever color contrast make a room look brighter, lighter and spacious. The light colors help in maximizing the effect which gets created by the natural light. To provide the optimum effect, select soft tones of off-white, green or blue. Always remember that brighter rooms look more inviting and spacious. Also avoid the use of bulky curtains and blinds too. Instead, use shutters in a pale or warm color so that the daylight that filters through glows.
Lightning is the key element
Natural light opens up the interior and makes the room look larger and brighter. If you have an opportunity to install some creative effects using lightening fixtures such as sun tunnel or roof light, go ahead with it. These small installations will make a big difference.
Well placed mirrors
Mirrors can brighten the room and make it look larger. You can use expansive, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling mirrors. The best place to place the mirror is near a window so that it reflects the maximum light around and creates a space-enhancing effect.
Opt for low-level furniture or furniture with leg showing
Sometimes furniture can take a lot of space so to avoid that, you can use multi-functional furniture or furniture with legs showing. Also, make sure that you avoid taller and bulkier furniture because it will block more light. If you prefer low-slung pieces, it will make your room feel brighter and the ceiling will automatically feel higher. Furniture with legs showing helps in drawing the eye upwards and creating the illusions of more space and light in the small room. You can also enhance the whole effect of the room by picking light-colored pieces. You can also go for sofa and chairs with open arms and legs because this will allow light to filter under the furniture and will make it appear brighter and airier.
Get the floor painted in white or use light-colored flooring
We all know that white walls will make a room feel larger and white ceiling will make it seem higher. In order to maximize the brightening and lightening effect add a white or light colored floor to it. You can go for white-painted floorboards that help in creating a space-stretching visual effect. You can also choose mid-sheen floor paint as they’ll reflect lots of light and be easy to keep clean. Light colored or white colored flooring helps in creating the illusion of a larger space.
Go for plain upholstery and lustrous material
If you want to have a light-flooded room, you can go for dark, dramatic shades for furniture and moody wall colors. You should also add an extra touch of shine by using lustrous materials like satin, silk, chenille, or velvet. But also make sure that you choose plain, solid-color upholstery that will help a small space feel more open. They appear brighter and practically glow in the dark.