Ok, so I’ve been extremely busy and it’s caused me to put my blogging on hold for a few months. Buying a new place and redesigning it has taken up a lot of my time. But that just leads me to today’s post which I’m super excited about!
Today’s post is a guest blogger by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor. I love their website – they have beautiful decor for all outlets of your home, and they have a great selection of modern styles to choose from. And since I just purchased a new place, you can guess where I’ll be shopping next for decor and furniture 😉 This post put together by Amy, will hopefully give you some inspiration for brightening up a dark room:
While the trend toward vaulted ceilings and large windows has allowed many homeowners to have bright and open rooms, many times, there are still areas of every home that are a bit dark and dungeon-like. Whether it’s a stuffy home office or a bedroom with limited light, there are a few decorating tips and tricks that can make a shadowy space feel sunny.
Here are a few ideas for taking a dark space to a happy place.
Tip #1 – Plant Life
Living areas without much natural light can benefit from large and oversized plants to make a space feel more energized. Big indoor plants and trees can make a dimmer space feel cheery.
Tip #2 – Costal Chic
Using lots of white furnishings like a white coffee table, armchair and accent tables can take a lower level room and make it feel fresh and bright. Additional cozy accessories like a soft throw, candles and plush pillows add feelings of warmth.
Tip #3 – Mellow Yellow
For a space lacking sun, why not replace the missing heat with golden pillows and bench seating. To revive a dreary space, add lots of light and tons of citrus to create an inviting family TV room.
Tip #4 – Color Everywhere
Tiny and small spaces often lack lots of windows and fresh open air. Take an enclosed bathroom space and give it a bit of fun and flair with a decorative shower curtain, crayon colored bath towels and a few pieces of artwork.
Tip #5 – Lamps Galore
A luxurious bedroom might have all the trimmings of a posh space but lack much light. To create additional illumination adding bright table lamps and a crystal chandelier will amp up the summery feel of a darker bedroom.
Tip #6 – Loud Paint
For a space that’s truly a bit dim, there’s nothing better for adding fresh luster than a bit of bold paint. A color like green will usher in the outdoors and make a room feel more spacious and peppy.
Tip #7 – Play with Accessories
A home study may lack full sunlight but a few strategic office ornaments can make it feel less somber. Yellow vases, red books and glass decorations make a desk area feel less depressed and more fun.
If you have any other tips or styling ideas for brightening up a dark room feel free to share!
Christine from Bynmix