3 Tricks to Instantly Brighten a Dark Room

Don't get left in the dark with a room that falls short on sunlight. Our three simple solutions for brightening a room will have your space sunnier in no time.

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When you're going to bed at night, a dark, cozy den can be great. However, when you're in your bedroom throughout the day, you want it to be light, bright, and airy. If your bedroom (or any room of your house) feels too dark and dingy, don't despair. These three easy tips will help you instantly brighten your room without a major remodel, and you might just feel sunnier yourself!

Trick 1: Exchange Lightbulbs

If you're still using incandescent lightbullbs, the first step is to get rid of them! It's time to use LED lightbulbs instead. These bulbs last longer and are energy-efficient. Many LED bulbs are adjustable, so you can change their brightness depending on the time of day.

Want to learn more about lighting? From LEDs in the kitchen to the newest lighting trends, there are more ways you can achieve the lighting you love in every room. Find out more lighting tips and tricks in these articles:

Trick 2: Trade Curtains

If you have thick curtain panels, trade them out for sheer curtains. These curtains allow more natural light into a room. Natural light bouncing off soft colored walls will instantly add bright cheeriness to any room. If privacy is a concern, layer sheers over a blackout window shade to maximize light during the day and create a safe space at night. 

Even if you don't want to buy curtains, you can easily sew up curtains for your window with a little fabric. Find out how, plus learn more about buying and hanging curtains. Finally, find out what window treatment ideas will fit with your style!

Trick 3: Replace Art With a Mirror

If you have room, add a mirror to your wall along with your artwork. However, if something has to give in a small room, it should be the art. A mirror will bounce light around a room, so it can add both light and dimension to the space, making the area seem not only lighter and brighter, but bigger as well. 

If you're missing an artistic touch, choose a shapely mirror with a fun design. There are so many different styles of mirrors; don't be afraid to look around and find one that matches your aesthetic.

If you want to explore more mirror options, check out these articles. These mirrors really show how much of a statement piece mirrors can be. They'll totally transform the look of your room!

Bonus Tricks for Brightening Up a Room

Still want to make your room lighter, brighter, or warmer? There are other ways to keep making improvements to your space! One of the biggest things to consider is paint color. Add warmth to a room with a touch of yellow on the walls, or choose a shade of white that works well with natural light.

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