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Published on : August 30, 2018 11:36

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Interior Design Tips for a Brighter & Airy Home.


It’s no secret that our weather is less than adequate for most of the year and this can have a real effect on the way our home looks and feels. Dark and dingy rooms and tons of unnatural/artificial light can create an unpleasant atmosphere to live in. Nevertheless, not all is lost. Creating a home with a light and airy disposition can be achieved. In this home improvements article, we take a look at how you could make a few alterations to your interior design, helping maximise the little sunshine we get. 


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Light colours create a brighter feel

It goes without saying that white is the best colour for making your home feel brighter and ensuring rooms look bigger than they are. White is also a great neutral colour which allows for a range of different complenturay colours or styles to fit a range of different furniture. It’s also one of the perfect colours for when it comes to selling your home as it provides potential buyers to better visualise living in the home and provides a better starting point if they do decide to move.

  • Feature walls maybe popular at the moment but dark block colours can block out light.
  • White isn’t the only colour. Bright pastel colours can add personality to a room without being too overbearing.

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Simple Window Coverings allow in more light

The choice of window coverings can have a huge effect on how bright your rooms appear. While heavy curtains are the best at keeping warmth in rooms, they can also block out much-needed light, particularly when they’re a dark colour.

  • A simple blind can be the cheapest and most practical solution to covering your window.
  • For a more expensive approach, you could opt for opaque plastic film – which when applied – create privacy while still allowing light into the room.

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Distribute lighting around the edge of the room

A single ceiling light doesn’t do much for brightening up a room and hard to reach corners can be a fairly inefficient source of light.

  • Here light fittings are your friends. Having multiple bulbs can help better disperse and angle the light into those hard to reach places.
  • Smaller lights/lamps can also be used as long as they’re correctly positioned to maximise the light across the room.

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Avoid dark furniture in small rooms

Dark coloured furniture can make a room feel dark and small especially in rooms where space is limited.

  • Large pieces of future of often an issue. Large corner sofas, for example, can not only limit lights reach but if it’s in a dark colour – like brown/black leather – then can overbear the surroundings.
  • Again, opt for lighter colours and smaller pieces of furniture.