5 Ways to Brighten Your Home

dexter and felix sat on the sofa in our lounge

Did you know that the brightness of your home can have a huge impact on your mood? At the moment, the world is a scary and unpredictable place. It’s important to do all you can to stay positive. 

With the winter months approaching, you’ll need to work hard to keep your home light and bright. Long, dark evenings are on the horizon, so follow these tips and tricks to brighten your home. 

Change your bulbs

Certain lightbulbs can be more effective than others. If you’re feeling like your house is a little dark and dingy, it might be because of the quality of your bulbs. These E27 LED bulbs, for example, are great for adding tone and style to your interiors, and many are dimmable. Bog standard bulbs will lose their brightness quickly and make your home feel dull. So, it might be time to switch the bulbs for something more effective. You’ll save money in the long run, too. 

Wall lights in the master bedroom

Redecorate 

If you’ve noticed you feel a little miserable and cooped up in certain rooms in your house, it might be due to the colour of your walls. Dark walls can make a room feel oppressive. You might feel lethargic or lacking in energy in a dark room. Redecorate these rooms and stick to neutral tones. Cream is a common colour in most homes because it goes with everything and maintains natural light. Light blue is also popular as it can have calming effects. Think about how you want to feel in a room before you decide on the colour. If you’re desperate for something a bit bolder, consider having a feature wall, with the rest neutral. 

Decorative lighting 

If your home is feeling a little dull and bland, it might be time to add some more exciting lighting choices. Fairy lights can be great at adding a dash of colour and brightness in dark corners – you’ll feel like you’re in a magical grotto. Alternatively, salt rock lamps, lava lamps and lanterns can have a similar effect. And don’t forget the trusty candle for adding glimmering strokes of brightness when you need them most. 

Get different blinds

We all need blinds or curtains to shut out the darkness at night. However, if your rooms have blinds that are permanently used for privacy, these will block the light from coming in and make your home feel darker. So, what’s the answer? Netted curtains allow light to come in and add a little brightness. If you’re not a fan, you could also change to top-down bottom-up blinds, which allow you to position your blind in the middle of the window in the day; still creating privacy but also allowing natural light to come in.  

Double glazing 

How can double glazing impact the brightness of your home? Well, if you tend to keep the curtains shut in the winter months to keep the heat in, you might benefit from double glazing. This way, your home will retain heat even with the curtains open. 

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