Home interiors and gardening

Brighten Your Home with This Useful Guide

If you go onto Pinterest, you will soon see that there are so many bright and beautiful homes on there. It’s far too easy to look around your own home and see why they just don’t compare. You may feel as though your home is dark and dingy, and that you just yearn for that happy space. If this is something that you can relate to then just look below.

Use White or Lighter Coloured Furniture

Where possible, you need to try and search for white furniture if you want to brighten your space. If you want some ideas then think about having some white bookcases, white tables or even cream couches. When you do, you will soon find that you can brighten your home way more than you realise. If you have dark wood floors then this is great, so put down an off-white rug. If you do this, you will soon find that everything really comes together in the end. If you are not happy with your flooring then check out this guide on how to pick the right flooring to match your home design.

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Move Tall Items

If you have a very tall plant, a bookshelf or anything else in front of the window then you may find that you end up blocking all of the light in your home. Move these items if you want to get the best result. If you do this, then you will soon find that your room receives a good amount of natural light.

Use Sheer Curtains

If you want to keep the heat in your home, then you may be tempted to invest in some nice thick curtains. This can be good, but it can also stop a lot of light from entering your property. If you want to try and stop this from becoming as much of an issue, then you may want to try and use sheer curtains instead. When you do, you will soon find that light comes into your home through the curtains and this can make a huge difference to the overall feel of your property.


Mirrors are very useful if you want to improve your home décor. They will make your rooms feel way bigger and in addition to opening your room’s space, they also reflect any light that comes in as well. This is especially the case if you place them across from light sources, for example, a window. Try adding a mirror to your room as this will give it much more space and light.


Paint is quite possibly the most obvious way for you to improve your home. If your room has very dark coloured paint, then this can give your room a dark and dingy feel. Paint can really transform a room as well, so keep this in mind. Try and opt for white paint, or even a light grey. When you do this, you will soon find that light reflects way more and that you can get a much better result out of your lighting


You may think that your home is clean, but is it really? If you want to help yourself here, then you need to wipe down all of your surfaces and you also need to use a high-quality polish too. If you do this then you will soon find that everything looks way brighter and that you can also add warmth and comfort.




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