How to Brighten Up a Room After Painting it Too Dark

Lighten up a too-dark room with these simple decorating tricks.

You can try to lighten the room up by pairing the dark walls with lighter furnishings and accessories, such as curtains and wall art. This creates contrast in the space and helps the room feel lighter.

You could also try adding more lighting to the room—a few lamps can make a huge difference.

Another option would be applying a paint treatment such as rag rolling in a lighter color over the dark brown.

Explore a variety of styles at Overlaying another color would add depth to the walls and also help to lighten the walls while still keeping the rich brown color.

Ready to try out a new room color scheme? Start with a dark wall color. If you're ready to take the decorating plunge with a deep wall color, here are the secrets to success.


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