Spring is quickly approaching and it is offering a wonderful chance for us to make fresh starts at home and brighten up our living spaces. If you have a home that is looking less than bright and spacious it might be time to look into methods of brightening it up.
Our home is a place we want to feel happy and relaxed, and natural light is a huge factor in our mood and productivity. Today we want to share some super simple ways that you can upgrade your home and make it light and bright this year.
Switch to blinds
Most windows are surrounded by curtains. This is a feature that has been standard in our homes for decades and provides us with privacy and warmth. However, curtains can often be chunky and dark and they can even take up room in your home. To make any room feel bright and spacious, you can install Next Day Blinds and these will provide you with the same privacy without making your home feel dingy.
Use light furniture
If you take a look around your living room, what color furniture can you see? Many of us opt for wooden features such as coffee tables and bookcases and dark sofas and chairs, but these features practically suck the light out of the room. To bring brightness back to your home think about upgrading to white or light grey furnishings. Light furniture will reflect light more effectively and in turn, will make your living space feel bigger.
Keep tall items away from windows
If you consider the idea of light in the home, it would always make sense to clear the area around your windows to allow as much natural light into the house as you can. This means if you have talk items such as a wardrobe or a bookcase next to the window, you could be blocking out all of the light in your home.
If you have a small or a dark house, mirrors are magic. Mirrors can be placed all over the house as a way to reflect light around your home and to also create the illusion of space. When you put a mirror up you immediately make the room look larger than it is and this goes a long way to creating a bright open space.
Clutter is the enemy of a bright and spacious house. With our busy lives in adulthood, it is only natural to end up with clutter around the house, but after a long while this builds up to a dangerous level. The more clutter in your home the less space you will have, and the smaller the house will feel. Take some time once a week to declutter your home and clean up to create open spaces where light can reach and reflect.
These helpful tips should allow you to make a huge change to your living space and enjoy a bright and spacious home this spring and beyond!