Pro Tips to Light Up Dark Bedrooms
Do you want a light and airy bedroom? These are the simplest methods to brighten even the darkest of places. Naturally, we prefer a dark bedroom at night, but what if the room isn’t much brighter during the day because of low ceiling, a small window, or a lack of space? These fantastic decorating ideas – as well as helpful design tips – can help you lighten and brighten up your bedroom, making it feel less gloomy and dreary.
Use Light Elements To Offset Dark Furniture
We frequently have sentimental pieces of furniture that we wish to keep even though they reduce the amount of light in a space. There are methods to get around this; for example, if your bed is black and visually heavy, lighten up the room with pastel bedlinen, trimmings, and upholstery, as well as light-colored walls and flooring.
However, a friendly reminder based on our experience as professional residential painter in Melbourne: black furniture against light finishes may create a chilly, unwelcoming space, so it’s always a good idea to add accents of warmth and texture, such as a wall hanging, upholstered headboard, or curtains and rugs.
Choose Pale-Colored Flooring
Pale-colored flooring quickly brightens a room that is inherently darker. It will also reflect and bounce light upwards, refracting light that is reflected off a bright-colored ceiling. The finest ‘bounce’ of light comes from painted or varnished flooring, but if you want to add warmth and texture to a space, a pale carpet or rugs would be sufficient.
It’s not always about the square footage; even if your bedroom is huge, it might seem dark. Choose flooring that is a shade or two lighter than your walls; this will visually ‘lift’ the space and, when combined with a white ceiling, will create an airy impression.
Hang Sheer Drapes
Dark materials, such as thick velvets or linens, will obstruct the light coming in through your windows. When selecting the perfect fabric for a dark bedroom, think about what you want from it. Lightweight fabrics will allow light to seep through; consider a sheer or unlined curtain that you can cover with a blackout blind in the morning to block out the light.
Hanging curtains such that there is enough room on either side to pull them right back from the window frame has the added benefit of making the window appear larger as well as allowing more light into the room.
Walls And Ceilings Should Be The Same Color
The visual flow within the room is improved when the color on the walls runs unbroken to the ceiling, tricking the eye into thinking the bedroom is higher, larger, and airier. White – or cream for spaces that need to be warmed up, make the space feel lighter and brighter.
Use A Single Color Scheme
A single-color scheme is usually an excellent method for making a room feel more unified, calmer, and, as a consequence, larger – and when you use a pale hue against a white or off-white backdrop, the light-enhancing benefits are amplified.
Hang Mirrors Next To The Windows
Mirrors don’t necessarily have to be hung above fireplaces or on dressing tables. Instead, place them where they’re needed to add light and depth to a gloomy bedroom. If you want to optimize light, hang mirrors next to a window – use smaller mirrors with beautiful frames if this is your goal.