When it comes to interiors almost everybody is in search of a bright fresh feeling at home. Nobody looks at their home and thinks that dark and dingy is a good idea, even if the space you have is a little on the dark and dingy side. The good news is, whatever space you have available there are a lot of simple tips and tricks to help brighten up your home on even the most modest of budgets and with very little effort. Here are some simple yet effective ways you can brighten up your home.
Brighten Up Your Home – Indoor plants
Indoor foliage should become your new best friend. Indoor plants offer so many benefits. They offer practical gains such as naturally filtering the air you breathe or even offering up soothing gels as found in Aloe Vera plants. They also have psychological benefits as the impact of having natural greenery in your home is thought to help improve your mood. Finally, they add an aesthetically pleasing pop of natural colour that can brighten up any space. If natural indoor plants are not your thing then there are some great alternative options that will still have similar effects. You could opt for the low maintenance synthetic version which will still brighten up a space without offering the air filtering benefits or alternatively replace the plants with flowers. Why not treat yourself to a flower delivery service so that you have beautiful new blooms on rotation. Flowers carry many of the same benefits as indoor plants and not only brighten up a space but leave it smelling beautiful too.
Re-think the curtains
Depending on the room of the house consider replacing thick heavy light-blocking curtains with lighter alternatives that allow for as much natural light as possible. Of course, there will be certain rooms that benefit from keeping the light out, such as bedrooms or more importantly children’s bedrooms but equally, there will be some rooms where curtains can be as much about aesthetics as practicalities. Consider utilising light coloured or even sheer curtains to get the most out of the natural light available.
Shelves vs Cabinets
This can be a tricky one to get right but when done correctly the effects can be stark. Cabinets can be big and clunky, taking up space. Where you can replace your cabinets with shelves as this will free wall space and give a more airy and open display, which in turn allows the room to look and feel bigger and brighter. This is where it can get tricky however, you don’t want to overfill your shelves leaving them cluttered as it will be counterproductive. Where you can, store excess items or unsightly ones in cupboards or cabinets and keep your best pieces for display on your shelving units.
Brighten Up Your Home – Embrace space
Remember not every gap or countertop needs to be filled. Don’t be afraid of blank spaces, allow them to sit empty creating more visual space as this will automatically leave a room feeling bigger and brighter.