Creative Ways to Brighten Your Space
Lighting is an essential part of any room. A bright, well-lit space can transform the ambiance of any space, making it feel inviting, spacious, and uplifting.
However, not all spaces are blessed with ample natural light. If you’re looking for some creative ways to brighten up your interior, and create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, we’ve got some creative solutions to help your space feel a little brighter and more stylish.
Embrace and maximize natural light
If you have any access to natural light, make the most of it!
Open up your curtains and blinds during the day to allow sunlight to enter your rooms. Choose sheer or light-colored window treatments that will allow light to enter while maintaining privacy.
Making good use of light-colored flooring can visually expand your space and reflect light, making it feel much brighter.
Neutral-colored carpets, rugs, or flooring solutions like light wood, bamboo, or vinyl plank can create an airy and luminous atmosphere.
Mirrors are great for amplifying light and creating the illusion of a more extensive and brighter space. You can strategically place mirrors across from windows or opposite reflective surfaces to bounce light around the room.
Mirrored furniture or decor pieces can also enhance this effect.
Light, reflective paint colors
Using light colors within your space can maximize brightness.
White, cream, pastels, and light grays can bounce light around the room. Don’t forget to carefully choose the finish of your paint– satin or semi-gloss can add a subtle sheen that enhances luminosity.
Select light fixtures that offer functionality and style. Overhead lighting like chandeliers or pendant lights can provide attractive ambient illumination, while task lighting like table or floor lamps can brighten specific areas, adding dimension to your space.
Wall sconces or track lighting can also be used to highlight architectural features or artwork.
Alternative lighting accessories
LED lighting is an energy-efficient and versatile option for brightening your space. LED strip lights can be installed under cabinets or along shelving units to provide indirect illumination and add further dimension to the room.
Although they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, string lights can add subtle illumination and coziness to your space when installed properly– year-round, not just at Christmas time!
Try warm-toned all-white LED string lights, draped over a headboard or along the shelves of a bookcase. You can also string them across the ceiling for a unique ambient look.
Transform your home
No matter what kind of light your home gets, there are plenty of ways to maximize natural light and incorporate other lighting solutions to make a well-lit and enchanting interior space.
With just a little creativity, some mirrors, and some strategically placed light fixtures, you can elevate your space and prevent it from feeling too dark or closed-off.
Our design experts are ready to answer any questions you might have about lighting solutions, and excited to help you find the perfect lighting and decor solutions for your unique space! Give us a call today to learn more.