11 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK BRIGHTER AND BIGGER IN THE NEW YEAR

By Magnolia Realty | Jan 2, 2021

KEY OBJECTIVES

This blog article is very useful if you want your home to look brighter and bigger without making any big investment. You will learn:

  • How small adjustments and shifts can be powerful before making a big renovation decision?
  • 4 tips to make your home look brighter
  • 7 tips to make your home look bigger

If you’re struggling to draw more natural light, read it before you start dreaming about big renovations! A few tweaks here and there are everything you need to make sure your house basks in the sunshine.

But before you make any adjustments, go from one room to the other for a simple assessment of all your “dark spaces.” Is your issue with small windows, heavy furniture, or dark floors in a small room? Start by shifting your furniture around to see if that makes a difference. But if it doesn’t, there are a few ways you can brighten up your interiors.

4 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK BRIGHTER

  • INSTALL MIRROR ON THE WALL AT STRATEGIC PLACES

Mirrors are so much more than the best friend of vanity, particularly when it comes to decoration! The more reflective surfaces you can add to your space, the more spacious it seems. Hang mirrors facing the opposite walls of the window. The light reflecting from the window can contribute to the illusion of extra light and space.

  • LIGHTER COLORED CURTAINS OR BLINDS

If you can’t do without curtains, turn to lighter fabrics and colors to let more daylight come in. The darker your curtains, the more sunlight they will absorb. If you have a smaller space, use thin blinds to let in natural light. Natural, woven fabrics are keeping the room airy.

  • THE STRATEGIC POSITION OF LIGHT FIXTURES

Bear in mind where you put your light fixtures. Indirect lighting, directed at the ceiling, gives the impression of a brighter, brighter space. Attaching a floor lamp to the back of the room is a smart way to focus the light upwards, and then, in turn, increases sunshine during the day and maintains the daytime atmosphere as night falls.

  • LIGHT SHADES FOR LESS ENERGY ABSORPTION

Have you ever wondered how much larger and better space appears, if a lighter hue is painted? It’s no secret that darker shades consume energy, leaving rooms even dingier in comparison. The next time you get ready to paint your walls, go for pastels like white or beige, lemon or blue egg white.

Apart from the above, if you still feel like your space lacks natural daylight, avoid big dark walls. Paintings as such take up a lot of space, as well as light. You could also throw yourself in a vibrant rug, and your room looks so much brighter and more aesthetic!

7 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK BIGGER

The secret to a fun little-space life may be simpler than one would expect. It just takes a little extra effort and tricks the eye into seeing more room with three key parameters: size, light, and motion.

  • SCALING DOWN OF FURNITURE

Furniture needs to be scaled down to suit the smaller living room. The place may be compact, but the use of bunk beds and other modular twists tricks the eye into believing it’s a bigger place.

Change the location of the bedding or seating arrangement only. To build the impression of a larger space, leave a small gap between the furniture and the walls. For example, a sleek sofa or armrest chair adds a glamorous quotient but doesn’t gobble up the room.

  • KEEP THE FURNITURE LOWER TO THE GROUND

Using dark and light shades to complement each other. Furniture that is lower to the ground, contributes to the vibrancy and feel of a wider surface area, whereas the area available is less. It’s a smart idea in the bedroom, a bunk bed, or even a sofa cum bed.

  • HANG THE MIRRORS STRATEGICALLY

If you hang the mirrors low, it gives the illusion of a wide room. Mirrors may be cleverly positioned to appear like another window. Creative use of spaces by interior decorators can be done.

  • DITCH THE SHEETS AND THE RUGS

Unclutter your room by taking out the drapes and the rug. Instead, go for the blinds and the sheer curtain.

  • THE WHITEOUT – GO COLORLESS

You could go to colorless. The reflective power of white floors combined with breezy, light fabrics will work wonders. If possible, avoid heavy materials and fabrics that absorb light and weigh down your space. Linen is a great example of a lightweight material that enhances the airiness of the room.

  • KEEP IT SIMPLE AND CLUTTER-FREE

If there is a lot of decoration in the room, it can feel claustrophobic and more cluttered. If you go for wallpaper accents on the wall, keep the rest of the room plain. If you need the big oil painting in your living room, try to make sure it’s the only art in your living room. Only focus on one decorative object.

  • EXTRA WARDROBE SPACE WHICH DOESN’T EAT OUT YOUR CARPET AREA

Hunt for projects where your floor layout has extra wardrobe space which doesn’t eat out your carpet area. This will help you place your furniture smartly without wasting any space.

SUMMARY

If you’re struggling to draw more natural light, refer to all tips above before you start dreaming about big renovations. A few tweaks here and there are everything you need to make sure your house basks in the sunshine. The more reflective surfaces you can add to your space, the more spacious it seems.

Indirect lighting, directed at the ceiling, gives the impression of a brighter, brighter space. Paintings as such take up a lot of space, as well as light. Decorating a small space tricks the eye into seeing more room with three key parameters. Furniture needs to be scaled down to suit the smaller living room.

The use of bunk beds and other modular twists tricks the mind into believing it’s a bigger place. Using dark and light shades to complement each other will give the impression of a larger room. Unclutter your room by taking out the drapes and the rug. Instead, go for the blinds and the sheer curtain.

If you’re struggling to draw more natural light, read it before you start dreaming about big renovations! A few tweaks here and there are everything you need to make sure your house basks in the sunshine.

But before you make any adjustments, go from one room to the other for a simple assessment of all your “dark spaces.” Is your issue with small windows, heavy furniture, or dark floors in a small room? Start by shifting your furniture around to see if that makes a difference. But if it doesn’t, there are a few ways you can brighten up your interiors.

 

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