Decorating Tips
Let there be light
23rd Jan 2010 | Posted in: Decorating Tips, What We Do, Your Home 0
Let there be light

Bringing light into a space can make such a difference. It’s not so much the “wow factor” as the “aaah factor”.

If you’re not blessed with a south-facing room with great big windows, don’t worry. There are lots of little things you can do to make your home feel lighter, brighter and more spacious.

1. Use light, bright colours
Lighter colours will reflect light around the room. White is great, but there are lots of other light, bright colours that can give the same effect without the coldness of white.

2. Make the most of natural light
If the room has windows, let the light shine through. Avoid heavy curtains- light blinds and muslin curtains can allow most of the light through and let you keep your privacy. If you don’t have any windows, consider putting a glass-panelled door to allow light to flow through from other rooms.

3. Look at your lighting
You don’t have to spend a fortune on lights and lamps. The general rule is to have white or pale shade that diffuse light.

4. Make your furniture disappear
Furniture can block out the light and make a room seem darker. Lighter wood, or better still, glass furniture reflects more light and takes up less space in you mind’s eye. Try painting existing furniture for a quick fix.

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