If you’re looking for some ways to naturally brighten up your bedroom, we’ve compiled an easy-to-do list that does not require you to make any remodelling changes.
How To Brighten Up Your Bedroom
- Use light coloured bedding
- White walls and ceiling
- Update your lighting
- Avoid dark and heavy curtains
- Add metallic accessories
Add a Plant
- Keep your room clean tidy
Use Light Coloured Bedding
An easy way to begin brightening up your bedroom is to start with your bedding. Consider changing your bedding to light colours if they’re not already. Opt for choosing all-white bedding or light tones that compliment each other.
White Walls And Ceiling
If you have patterned wallpapers or contrasting colours on your walls, get rid of them and paint your walls (and ceiling) white. Since white doesn’t absorb colours, it sends out light bouncing back onto other surfaces creating a brighter space. If you have white coloured walls that are looking a little dull, consider a retouch.
Update Your Lighting
Consider changing your light bulb to one that’s brighter or your light shade into one that gives out more light. You can even add a lamp or two in the most shaded areas of your room.
Avoid Dark And Heavy Curtains
Although dark and heavy curtains are great for blocking out the light at sunrise, it can make your room feel dull and gloomy during the day. Replace your curtains with some light blinds and sheer draperies or choose lightweight and light-coloured curtains.
Add Metallic Accessories
Incorporate a few metallic accessories into your bedroom like a metallic framed mirror, picture frames, vases, and other decorative objects. These items will reflect light, transforming a dim space into a brighter atmosphere. As a bonus, they will also make your room appear luxurious.
Add A Plant
Plants not only help to liven up a room, but they will add colour, contrast, natural appeal, and will purify the air in your room. Choose easy to maintain plants such as cacti, snake plant, pothos, Chinese evergreen, or dracaena.
Keep Your Room Clean And Tidy
A messy and disorganised bedroom can create the illusion of it being small, dull and dark. It’s essential to keep your room clutter-free and tidy if you want to brighten it up. Make sure to do occasional dusting, clean your windows and keep bedding items clean and fresh. If you want your bedding items such as your duvet and pillows professionally cleaned, you can give them to a laundry service.