Interior Design Tips: How to Add Light to A Dark Space

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Home is a place where you can relax, create memories, and just be yourself, so of course you will want your interior design to be styled perfectly. Your home is not just where you lay your head at night, but where you can be happy. From lounging around in your family room to a refreshing shower in your bathroom, you surely want to feel happy within each and every space. This is your home, after all.

The fact is, there are some rooms that just don’t get enough natural light. This is especially frustrating if renovating your space isn’t an option. It may not be so easy to just construct a new window within your home.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we understand that your home needs to be comfortable in every way possible. That’s why we have put together a few interior design tips to assist you in bringing more light into your dark space. If you want a cheery and bright environment within your own home, be sure to continue reading for inspiration:

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  • Hang your art accordingly. There are bound to be some darker paintings, photos, or wall décor that you will want displayed within your home. If you have an already dark room, you can avoid making it darker by hanging these art displays in an already bright room. By taking your brighter décor, and hanging it in your darker room, you already bring a lighter feel to your room. Also, avoid dark paint colors, as this can make the room appear even more dim and smaller.

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  • Bring on the mirrors. Sure, you may not be able to create new windows that allow light in. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get more bang for your buck out of the light already provided. Mirrors are a wonderful way to reflect the light that is already there, in turn, brightening up your room. Invest in a large mirror that will look beautiful, hanging across the room from your biggest window. This will allow you to double the amount of light in your room.

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  • Consider outside forces. Sometimes, it’s not about the lack of windows within your room. The lack of light shining into your room can actually be caused by an outside force, such as a tree in front of your window. This is virtually, a cost-free way to allow more light into your home, without changing anything inside it. If you have a tree stopping your home from shining bright, you can solve the problem with some perfectly placed snips. Keeping up on your trees allows continuous light flow and makes it less of a hassle in the long run.

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  • Take a pass on heavy curtains. Privacy is a huge part to enjoying your home. It is understandable that you will take measures to ensure that you have that privacy. Dark, heavy curtains are not the answer. Instead, you can try translucent shades, allowing light to disperse throughout the room. Your room doesn’t have to become a lair for you to enjoy a little privacy.

When your home doesn’t have enough sunlight, you may want to add more. Renovation isn’t your only option to make your home brighter, as these interior design tips will certainly help! Here at White Oak Interiors, we know how important a cheerful setting is within your home. If you are ready to begin styling your space, feel free to contact us today.


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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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