Tips for Designing Your Home to Appear Bright and Airy

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Winter weather is approaching and that means that you will likely be spending more of your days indoors staying warm and cozy. While keeping a cozy home is great for such cold weather, it’s important that you don’t begin feeling claustrophobic or cooped up within your space. Just because the outdoors is too cold for your liking, doesn’t mean that you need to feel cramped indoors.

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Keeping your space well-lit and open will allow you to beat the feeling of being cooped up this winter. The winter season is a time to be enjoyed, not to feel trapped within your own home.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we believe that your space should feel comfortable in every season. That’s why we have put together a few tips for making your space bright and airy. Learn how you can feel relaxed and free within your home this season by reading on:


  • Draw Eyes with Patterns. Sometimes, all you need to do is realize how large your space truly is. With patterned tiles, fabric, or elements of décor, you can draw eyes across the length of your space to showcase creativity and intricacy. This will help avoid any feelings of being cramped, as well as lighten up the mood of the atmosphere.


  • Brighten with Mirrors. Mirrors are wonderful for reflecting light. You can incorporate gorgeous mirrors into your space to reflect the natural light, making your space brighter. The mirror will add its own element of décor and bring more light to your space.


  • Pass on Heavy Curtains. Heavy curtains are quite large, and when used can appear to take up much more room than needed. You can pass on them this season to create a more open feel for your space. Instead, opt for more sheer fabric, to let in as much light as possible.


  • A Lighter Color. Color is a wonderful way to lighten up a space. To add some brightness to your space, consider creating a new look with paint. Choose whites or bright pastels to add a warm and welcoming appeal to your space. In addition, the lighter colors will have the room appearing large and airy.

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Your space can feel comfortable, bright, and spacious this winter when you use these tips for inspiration. Here at White Oak Interiors, as a Chicago interior designer, we can assist you in designing your own home. Contact us today to begin planning your own Algonquin, Illinois interior design.


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Carmen Boyer

Carmen Boyer

When you hire White Oak Interiors, you benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive design team who can solve problems, save you time, help you avoid costly mistakes, and most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs. OUR EXPERIENCE In addition to in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, White Oak Interiors has the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage projects from start to finish. We know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers to coordinate and orchestrate the entire design team. We also provide exclusive connections to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art – some of which you might not be able to find on your own. Working with White Oak Interiors involves some give and take. You will share ideas, and we will contribute insights and advice based on our talents, knowledge and experience. You will have many details to consider and many decisions to make. Your concept may grow and change as you undergo this process. The key to a successful project outcome is good communication. The more direct and specific you are, the easier it will be for us to successfully meet your needs and expectations. Never hesitate to ask questions about any aspect of the project!

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