How to Brighten Up a Dark Interior

Dark rooms can be cozy and dramatic, but they can also feel cavernous if they’re dim all the time. This, in turn, can affect your overall mood and wellbeing, so it’s important to strike a balance between light and dark. Handyman Connection of Folsom suggests trying these tips to illuminate your rooms and make them look and feel bigger and brighter: 

How to Brighten Up a Dark Interior

Invest in Recessed Lighting Fixtures

Wood paneled ceilings are a popular feature of many homes. These create a great intimate mood at times, but also leave the room feeling dreary. For homeowners who prefer a lighter atmosphere, consider installing recessed lighting fixtures in strategic places. Unlike other kinds of lighting, these brighten up your ceiling without being too obtrusive. You can even install a dimmer switch for more versatile light control.

Install Windows

Prefer a more natural, energy-saving solution? Consider adding a window instead. There are a variety of styles on the market that can complement different home styles. They can bring in ample amounts of natural lighting without using up any extra floor space and energy. Additionally, installing windows can make the space look and feel bigger and brighter than it actually is.

Combine Light and Dark Finishes

You can also use color to illuminate the space. In the kitchen, for instance, you can instantly make the room feel more open by mixing in lighter finishes along with darker ones. Meanwhile, if you’re in the middle of a remodel, there are several finishes from which you can choose that don’t crowd the space. You can ask your contractor for ideal suggestions.

Turn to Handyman Connection of Folsom for all your home remodeling needs. We can offer you different interior and exterior services that can transform your home. To learn more about our services, contact us today at (916) 250-0048. You can also request a free estimate.

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