4 ways to brighten a dark room.

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I don’t know about you but I am all about the light and airy spaces when it comes to decorating my home. Give me all the bright whites, neutral textures, and natural light! It just makes my heart happy to be in a bright and cheerful space. However, this can be easier said than done which is why I decided to write this post on how to brighten dark a room!

I thought that I would share my top 4tips on how to brighten a room or ANY space! Even if you are working with a room with no windows, and no natural light, there are still things you can do to brighten things up.

To see my favorite ways to lighten and brighten, keep reading

Brighten A Room With Window Treatments

Have you ever wondered: how can I get more light in my dark room? This might be an obvious answer, but the #1 thing you can do to brighten a room in your home is let the natural light in! I like to decorate with light colored curtains because I love the way the light pours through them creating a soft glow.


Using Natural Light In Bedrooms

In the bedrooms, I like to use a blackout style curtain to help keep light out when we are trying to sleep. I know what you’re thinking, keeping light out is the exact opposite of what I just said. But here’s what I do to brighten the bedrooms during the day. Layer the thick heavy blackout curtains (still in a white or light color) with a sheer curtain behind them. That way during the day when the blackout curtain is drawn back, the light will pour in through the sheers giving that same soft glow effect that I mentioned earlier.


Paint is a fairly cheap and easy way to brighten a room in a huge way. Painting your walls white or off-white automatically makes a dark room feel more open and bright, especially if you are working with a space that has no windows or little to no natural lighting.

Another thing I love about neutral colored walls is the blank backdrop it creates to showcase my decor and make it stand out. This is a great way to make a space feel open and airy.

When it comes to choosing the right color, it can be overwhelming! Who knew there were so many different shades of white to choose from! My personal favorite whites for interior walls are Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, and Sherwin Williams’ Alabaster.


I LOVE decorating with mirrors.

They make for easy decor pieces and are an easy way to brighten dark a room. As an added benefit, mirrors can help to open up small spaces. Mirrors make such a big difference in brightening a dark room because they amplify and reflect natural light. A well placed mirror is sure to make a room feel brighter. Try positioning it directly across from a window or on an adjacent wall.


If you follow the other tips on this page, you can use a mirror to reflect images of white walls, curtains and light rugs! This will add interest and brightness all at once

That’s it! Those are my top 4 tips on how to brighten up ANY space. Looking for whom to design your home? BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH US HERE.

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