Winter will soon be here, bringing changes in weather, cooler temperatures and shorter days; creating a dimmer ambience in the home. Here are some tried and tested interior design ideas that will brighten up any space, and make a difference in how you welcome the winter season this year!
Turn the space bright white - Installation of a fireplace and new windows will allow the natural light to enliven the room and create the illusion of added height. Adding doors and windows bring in the outdoor ambience during the daytime, and enhance positivity to your indoor environment.
Less is more – I have always believed that the home you live in reflects your personality. This always encourages me to keep it clean and decluttered. Clearing space will let more light spread throughout the area, making the room appear more spacious and bright.
Install light fixtures – For those rooms not fortunate enough to receive direct sunlight, consider additional lighting accessories to make the room bright. Installing new light fixtures on the ceiling will illuminate more evenly across the room, giving you the advantage of wall switches control without taking up table or floor space.
Welcome natural light – Make sure you open curtains or blinds to take advantage of daylight. Translucent blinds or curtains will let you enjoy the natural light inside, if you have privacy or other concerns.
Install a solar tube or skylight – This is a great option for both light and ventilation, if permitted. You can get skylights installed exactly between reflective tubes and rafters that indeed require a larger opening in the roof and sheetrock; however, this choice is not available for multi-story buildings.
Mirrors – Using mirrors across the room in a stylish way will make the room appear spacious and reflect the daytime light, illuminating the space without using additional electricity. This is a very successful design tip; however, do not crowd the room with too many mirrors.
Paint – Painting your walls a bright, cheery color can brighten up your space in an instant. The exact shade should be based on your personal preference and décor scheme, but sticking to clean, crisp colors, you can afford to go a little brighter than you typically would, since overcast skies and indirect light will somewhat tame the vibrancy.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised how these few interior design ideas will brighten and liven up your home!