How Can I Brighten Up a Dark Room?

You may not realize it, but your home’s lighting greatly affects your mood. Research has shown that we fell better in a home with plenty of natural light and light-inspired decor. In today’s post, Handyman Connection® of Jeffersonville shares a few handy tips that can help you make the darker areas of your home look bright and cheerful:

  • Make Sure to Use the Right Dark Colors – Dark colors don’t always mean a dark room, as long as you choose the right shades. Dark shades can add drama and personality to a room. When choosing a color, first look for natural light sources in the space. The more windows there are, the darker your wall color can be. If you have small windows or only have one or two in the room, choose lighter shades to make your room look and feel brighter and larger.

  • Try Recessed Lighting – Dark painted ceilings are a common design choice in many homes. The dramatic mood they bring can be perfect for recreation rooms and bedrooms. Unfortunately, they can also leave a room feeling like a cave. Recessed lighting fixtures or “can lights” are an excellent solution to this problem. They brighten up the ceiling without being too obtrusive. Consider installing a dimmer switch to give you more control over the lighting and mood of the room, as well.

  • Use Neutral Colors – Light can come in the form of warm, rich neutrals like espresso brown, mushroom gray and camel tan. The white, brown and tan families of color are extremely versatile and would look great paired with dark wood floors, furniture and doors. Complement your dark room with earthy neutrals for a homey and comforting vibe.

Handyman Connection of Jeffersonville offers a variety of home improvement projects like installing light fixtures and repainting to help you achieve a beautiful and well-lit home. Contact us here to learn more about our services and products. You can also ask for a free estimate.

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