Creating Light in Dark Rooms

Anyone who is hit hard by the darker months already knows that getting as much natural light into a room as possible can make or break how you feel. Bright, airy rooms have a more positive effect on us than a dark and dreary one, but what do you do if there isn’t much natural light coming into your room to begin with?

Don’t worry, it is possible to enhance the existing natural light in a room without knocking down any walls. To do this, you may need to have a re-think about the style and design of your room.

Simply painting the ceiling white can have a huge impact on the amount of light in the room. White paint will reflect light into the room, rather than absorbing it. Soft cream and magnolia colours on the walls are great for creating a warm glow in the space. Specialist paint products on the market contain light reflecting particles to help the light bounce around even more.

Glass and mirrored furniture is another way to help light transition around the space, while strategically placed mirrors will double any light coming in through the window.


Amalfi Glass Coffee Table

If you have a dark wooden floor, try to brighten it with a light-coloured rug or consider investing in a new flooring altogether.

Don’t forget to give the windows a good clean, inside and out. You would be surprised at the amount of grime that can collect on them in a short space of time! This blocks out any natural light trying to come through the window.

Trim back shrubbery which could also be preventing light from entering the room and remove heavy curtains, to be replaced with a light, airy roller blind.

Try to avoid dark furniture and stick with light-coloured pieces to help create a sense of space and warmth. You can add splashes of darker colours by way of cushions and ornaments, but try to limit them as much as possible as the aim is to create as much light as possible!

Hang glass pendant light fixtures to bounce light around and consider picking up a selection of floor lamps, table lamps and candles to add more light to the space.

If you are looking for help decorating a dark space, pop into our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect furniture for your home.

You can also visit us at our furniture and carpet showroom on the High Street in Weston-super-Mare.

Posted by Brian Skidmore
18th May 2017

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