5 cheap and easy ways to brighten up a room

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Are you looking to bring life and light to a room in your home? There’s no need to completely redecorate the space you have to make it look and feel new. We have some much simpler tips to help brighten up the space you have without emptying your wallet.

Depending on the room it might be a good idea to have a re-paint. Yes it can be a little time consuming, but you don’t have to do the whole room. Painting a wall that sits opposite a window with light colours can help reflect sunlight back into the room. If you can, paint the whole room a light colour (including the ceiling) for optimum benefits. White, yellow, aqua and green are good colours. Make sure you check the shade of the paint before applying though; it may be a little darker than you originally think.

Have a play around with furniture in the space you have. Place couches and other seating areas in a place that gets most light and things like TVs in a darker area. A rearrange can also help bring new life to the room. It’s easy to become accustomed to how the room looks, and it can quickly become boring. Playing around with what you have can breathe new life into a space.

A floor can have a massive impact on the look and feel of a room. If you have dark flooring why not looks at some bright handmade rugs like these to help add that splash of colour. Rugs massively vary in size and style so you will always be able to find something that fits in with your room.

Accessories are a great way to bring a new style to a room. Whether its candles or vases they’re a perfect option and can add a little colour and style here and there to help express yourself and your tastes. If you want to make the room brighter then I’d say try and go for accessories made from glass or metal. These materials will reflect light much better than say, a wooden coffee table. Mirrors are another great accessory to add to a room. Not only will they reflect light well, but they can give the illusion of more space.

Keep it minimalist
Keep it simple! Don’t clutter the room with furniture and accessories. You don’t want it to look like a hoarder’s treasure trove. Stick to the necessities and don’t overdo it.

These are just some simple ideas you can use that won’t cost you the world. It’s important to keep your home new and fresh so have a play around, and find out what you like most.

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