How to add light to your living space
No matter how well you decorate your living room, it won't do much good if there isn't enough light to show off your interior design skills. Fortunately this problem can be easily remedied by following these simple steps.
Besides adding extra depth, hanging up a few mirrors will help reflect and multiply the light that is already in your living space. You can go to antique or second hand stores to find great vintage mirrors that have ornate wooden frames, or you can buy one and add a custom frame. In order to get the most out of your mirrors, especially if they are aged, you may want to apply glass cleaner and give them a good scrubbing.
Having a light-colored room will bring an element of brightness to your home, no matter what time of the year it is. There are limitless options that range from sea foam green to peach, and each one will bring about a light-hearted feel that is sure to elevate the mood. InteriorComplex.com suggests semi-gloss or full gloss paint to reflect light and add brightness.
If you have drapes or shades that hang over your windows, you may be losing out on precious sunlight that could be pouring into your room. It's a good idea to invest in some bamboo window blinds or cellular shades that you can put up if need be, so you can bring the sun's rays into your home whenever you feel like it.
Sometimes living spaces are too dark simply because there aren't enough sources of light. You may want to add a few extra lamps, which can either stand tall in the corner or sit on a nightstand next the couch. You can also choose smaller or more translucent shades that do not block as much of the light.