How to Brighten Dark Interiors

If you have been feeling stressed, cranky or moody, your interior design may be at fault. Studies have shown that human beings simply feel better in a home that gets a lot of natural light. If you want to brighten up your space and mood, here are some tips to bring more light into your gloomy interiors.

  1. Assess the dark areas in your home.

If you look at new condos in Toronto, you’ll notice that they are generally designed to get lots of natural light – with high ceilings and large glass windows. Ideally, your home should be designed in the same way so the sun’s rays can brighten inside.

But there’s no need to change your windows or knock down your walls. What’s important is that you know what areas don’t bring in enough natural light and what factors may have contributed to this. Perhaps you can choose lighter shades for your walls? Or replace your curtains with sheer blinds?

  1. Install recessed lighting fixtures to open up a dark ceiling.

Dark painted ceilings are common in homes today. Darker ceilings give a room a dramatic mood but the problem is that they can also make your room … READ MORE