Important Ways To Know How To Brighten Up Your Home

Important Ways To Know How To Brighten Up Your Home

Making your home feel brighter and cheerier isn’t just about the way you use the light. So if your house is on the dark side and you already make as much use of the natural light as possible, you don’t need to worry about it not being featured on a real estate agent website; making a few simple changes to the way you organize your furniture, or the objects you have on show can brighten your home in an instant; without breaking the bank.

Give Your Furniture a Facelift

If your living room is looking tired, try getting the furniture or upholstery deep cleaned to make the colors come alive again. You’ll be amazed by how much dust accumulates without your realizing. If they’re in really bad shape and it’s your favorite couch or chair you don’t want to part with, you could think about getting them recovered, but if that’s too much for your budget, then simply add a couple of accent color pillows, or a bright colored throw that can cover up the stains and add life and energy at the same time.

Attract Attention

Have you been staring at the same ornaments for years? Why don’t you change the faded photos or think about replacing the cracking frames? If you want something that will attract attention, you could add a digital photo frame that you can plug your USB into and mix up the images, or think about using something that sparkles, like a crystal candy dish or mirrors on the walls. If you’re working with a small space, mirrors are an excellent way of creating the illusion of more space and you get to see your beautiful face each time you walk by too.

Change Your Habits

If you’re brave enough, you could try buying a couple of plants for instant warmth. Plants give out a lot of energy and can have a positive effect on your mood. You don’t even have to be green-fingered. Think about getting low maintenance plants that don’t need much watering, like a Chinese evergreen or an English ivy.

Rearrange your furniture. Humans are creatures of habit and we get used to things being where they are. But try placing your bed against a different wall, or grouping chairs around a table, instead of against the walls, to create comfortable conversational spaces.

Think About Repainting

If you check out sources of inspiration, such as real estate website design, design magazines, or sites like Pinterest, you’ll notice that paint goes a long way towards brightening up a space. It doesn’t have to be fluorescent paint either, just fresh paint. Give your tired walls a new lease of life and think about painting the ceilings white, as this will make the room feel more spacious and brighter.

By using a few simple tricks and mixing up some long standing habits, you can successfully attract attention to the areas of your home that look the smartest, brighten up your home and enhance your mood without having to knock down any walls or install expensive lighting.

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.