Not many of us realize that a dark space can have a very depressing effect on our system making us feel fatigued, tired and listless. It has been scientifically proven that well-ventilated open spaces have an uplifting effect on our mood. If a particular area of your house looks dimly lit then here are some tips which can help you brighten up the space and add that dash of positivity to your house.
- The Mirror Effect
Adding mirrors to your room will create an illusion of extra space as mirrors have the capacity to magnify light ten-fold. Add a floor to ceiling mirror to add some cheer to your gloomy room. Opting for mirrored tiles and gilded tiles can create a sophisticated effect.
- Go for Lighter Shades
If you want to create the impression of greater space in your house then choose furnishings in colors such as white and other lighter shades. Stay away from dark colored furnishings and accessories as they absorb light. When choosing decorative pieces for your home choose one’s in lighter colors. They will reflect light and make the room look larger.
- Add Plants to your Room
Adding real plants to a room can liven up your dark and dull spaces. This is a great way to create some drama in your living room. Stick to indoor plants such as ferns, spider plants and succulents as these plants do not require much maintenance.
- Curtain Styles
When choosing curtains for a dark room go for light and sheer fabrics that allow light to pass through and add to the impression of added space. When you are hanging curtains in a dark room make sure you hang your curtains a bit higher as these will allow more light to enter the room.
- Artificial Lighting
If your room feels dark you can take the help of artificial lighting to brighten up the room. If used properly artificial lights can dispel the gloomy atmosphere and bring in the much required cheer. You can add lights at various points in the room and at various heights to give a varied effect.
Too much of things in a room can also add to the brooding effect. We know you have sentiments attached to your objects but please do not over crowd your room with odds and ends. If there is an excess of objects in the room try to put them in cabinets and drawers such that they do not add to the claustrophobic effect.
- Bright Walls
Adding splashes of color to a dull wall can break the monotony and create a brightening effect. You don’t have to actually paint your walls. All you have to do is add paintings and photo frames in bright colors which will make the wall come alive.
A dark room is not only depressing but can also be detrimental to our health in the long-run. If you have a room which feels dark you can take the help of the following tips that will not only brighten up your room but also your world.