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Dark room ideas: How to brighten a space

by Susan McKeon 05/02/2022

If you’re in need of dark room ideas, there are plenty of options for lighting up a space. Whether a space has obstructed windows or no windows at all, there are design secrets you can use to bring light inside. Here are some tips to brighten a dark room:

Reflect light with mirrors

Decorating with mirrors is a tried-and-true strategy for increasing the amount of natural light in a space. Using a mirror is especially helpful for rooms with awkwardly placed windows or very limited light sources.

By reflecting light around the room with mirrors, you can make the entire space seem brighter. Try experimenting with different shapes and sizes of mirrors, or consider creating a mirrored gallery wall.

Create layered lighting

Layered lighting is a key concept in interior design and one that can significantly help dark rooms. With the perfect balance of ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting, even the darkest rooms can brighten up considerably.

For ambient lighting, try recessed lights or a large floor lamp for soft, diffused illumination. Add task lighting with table lamps to key areas like desks, side tables and vanities.

If you have a specific feature you want to highlight, consider using a spotlight to make it a focal point while also brightening up the room.

Opt for light-colored furniture & walls

Color choice can have a massive impact and make a dark room brighter. If you’re struggling to brighten a room with dark flooring or walls, consider a quick renovation.

White paint on the walls will reflect light much more efficiently than darker shades, and a light area rug can brighten the floor. Try to limit the amount of dark furnishings and accessories in the room to make the most of the available light.

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Susan McKeon

Susan McKeon is the New Construction Sales Coordinator for Builders Realty Network. Tom Revane, Owner/Broker/Builder of Builders Realty Network has developed a unique New Construction Program designed to take you through the entire building process from banking needs to finding your desired property and building your new home all within your budget. Susan McKeon and Revane Builders, LLC have teamed up and put together a portfolio of home plans ranging from small ranches to large colonials. We have many lots to choose from throughout Central Mass already listed with to-be-built homes on them. If you have an existing lot or prefer another lot that we do not have listed, Sue and Revane Builders, LLC will be more than happy to work with you using our New Construction Program. If you have an existing home to sell prior to construction, Sue can provide a market analysis and assist you in the sale of your current home.