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7 Decorating Tips To Brighten Any Room

Is a particular space in your home feeling a bit dark and dull? If so, then you might be wondering what steps you can take to brighten up the space. Fortunately, there are some simple decorating tips you can try that are sure to liven up any room.

1. Paint!

It’s amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make. For a smaller space, consider going with a light but fun color, such as a pale blue or yellow. If you want to go with a bolder color, use it to create an accent wall; a bright paint color on all four walls can be a bit overwhelming on the eyes.

2. Hang Mirrors

If a space feels dull, it might be because there isn’t enough natural light coming in from windows. Maybe the space doesn’t have any windows at all! Create the illusion of a larger, brighter space by adding a decorative mirror.


3. Add Pops of Color

There are all kinds of ways to add color to an otherwise dull room without having to go through the hassle of painting. For instance, want to liven up your bathroom? Why not install a bright pink shower curtain or a bold-colored rug? You can’t go wrong with wall art, either.

4. Maximize Lighting

Often times, a room may appeal dull because of its lighting (or lack thereof) alone. Assess the current lighting situation in your space and determine whether or not it’s working. If not, consider adding some fun lighting options, such as recessed lighting, dimmers, and even rope lighting to brighten up even the darkest of rooms.

5. Replace Dark Furniture

Even with the brightest and cheeriest of paint and decor, dark and dreary furniture can still leave your space looking dull. Consider replacing it with modern, light-colored furniture. If you’d prefer not to spend money on brand new furniture, you can always add slipcovers or have your furniture reupholstered to give it an entirely new look.

6. Buy a Plant

Adding houseplants can be a great way to brighten and liven up any space while also improving air quality within the home. Many people shy away from house plants, assuming that they’re too much work to take care of. However, there are many low-maintenance plants available that require just minimal sunlight and care. You can go with a large potted floor plant, a potted table plant, or even a hanging plant.


7. Rearrange Furniture

Sometimes, it’s just the arrangement of furniture that leaves a room looking lifeless. Consider drawing out a simple diagram of your space and playing around with different possible configurations for your furniture. You may be surprised at just how much of a difference it can make when you rearrange your furniture!

Brightening up a dark space in your home doesn’t have to be a difficult or expensive task. All it takes is a little bit of innovation and creativity to get your space looking great and lively. Keep these tips in mind as you decorate your space!

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+Jodi Call provides an affordable collection of home furnishings, bedding, kitchen and bath accessories at Bedbathstore.com

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