Having a dark and gloomy bedroom can have a real impact on your mood. When a space is bright and airy, it can completely change how you start your day! So, if you have a dingy space that is in need of some brightness, look no further as we have put together a list of 6 simple things you can do to brighten up your bedroom! These rules will apply throughout the house, so feel free to make use of them in any space.
Hang A Large Mirror
One of the best ways to brighten any room is to hang a large mirror. Place your mirror directly opposite the main light source in the room, such as your largest window, and it will reflect light all around the rest of the room. The bigger mirror you have, the brighter space will be. This will definitely help you to keep up with modern interior design trends!
Mirrors have become a significant way to make a statement, so choosing a large mirror as the main feature on a wall will look fantastic and it will also radiate light around the room. Although mirrors can’t create light, they do reflect the light that is in your room helping with the general brightness. They can also help to make a room feel much bigger, so it is a win-win addition to any space!
Implement Ambient Lighting
Another way to create a wonderful and bright room is to implement ambient lighting. Ambient lighting aims to bring warmth and depth to any space, rather than simply offering basic lighting functionality.
Your first step is to get a few cosy lamps. You might have one tall standing lamp and then a few that are around sofa level, to get an even distribution around the room. Make sure to choose warm white bulbs, rather than cool white, as this will help to brighten the room without it looking too stark.
Next, have a few different candles dotted around the room. This will bring even more warmth and will also add some brightness, which is especially lovely during the winter months. Having a combination of different types of lighting will help to create a wonderful lighting balance.
Pick A Light Colour For The Walls and Furniture
Having dark walls and furniture can make a room feel very dark and dingy if not done properly, especially if the room doesn’t get much light anyway. So, opt for more natural colours in the space to really maximise the light. Opting for creams, whites and neutral colours as the main base will not only look beautiful and minimalist, but will also help to reflect more light around the room. Then, complement this with light coloured or light wood furniture.
If you do want to add a pop of colour, do so through the soft furnishings. Add colour and texture with your bedding, throws, rugs and wall art prints. Don’t be afraid to go bolder with the soft furnishings, as you will have the best of both worlds with a stunning bright space and colourful furnishings to bring character to the room.
Choose Furniture That is Positioned Low Down
When you choose furniture that is lower than the floor, you will automatically gain a huge amount of vertical space. This will help to make space brighter, airier and generally more comfortable. So, choose a low bed, with plenty of texture in the bedding. Lower bedside tables will complement this really nicely, especially when paired with small lamps to contribute to the ambient lighting as discussed above.
Low TV units also work really well in bedrooms and they make a great statement. You may think that the walls look barer with low furniture, so go bold with the wall art. This is a great opportunity to fit a large mirror, large wall art or one wall of bright wallpaper.
Fit Light Coloured Wooden Flooring
There are so many benefits to fitting light coloured wooden flooring. Firstly, it expands how big space feels. It will help to accent the natural light, as having dark flooring or carpet can make a space look gloomy when not styled properly.
Additionally, it is easy to clean and it hides scuffs much better than darker flooring. Finally, when you have other light elements in the room like your furniture or walls, lightwood will complement it wonderfully and it will allow you to decorate the space with additional colour, without losing the brightness overall.
Clean Your Windows Regularly
One very simple solution that is often overlooked is cleaning the windows properly. It is amazing how quickly dust, dirt and grime can build up on windows and this can significantly block how much light is able to enter the room.
You can buy window cleaning products from anywhere or you can make a simple cleaner with one part white vinegar and two parts water. You should clean the inside of your windows once every two months, and the outside once every three months. Hiring a professional window cleaner may be necessary for the outside of the house. This will make sure you are maximising how much light is able to enter the space!
So, there you have it! 6 simple ways to brighten up any space and enhance your home, especially your bedroom. Something as simple as cleaning your windows or swapping one piece of furniture can make a huge difference when it comes to brightness. Dark spaces can have a significant impact when it comes to your mood, so these changes could help to change your mood for the entire day. Your bedroom should be a haven, so making sure it is bright and comfortable should be a priority!