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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

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Things You Need to Know for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette

https://youtu.be/s1r1qIoAFx8 Picking a color palette is never easy. The whole process, from gathering inspiration to actually selecting colors, can be challenging. It’s also a critical part of home design as certain colors can make you feel a certain way. Fret not....

Top 6 Tips on Designing a Kid-Friendly Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h30KAJWIQfY Everyone loves a stylish home but when you have playful children who dominate your space, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to stay true to your home design. It can be challenging, yes, but it only takes a little planning to...

How to Introduce Fun and Lively Patterns into Your Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7D3hnbVMrk Bringing pattern into your home may not be for everyone especially if you’re a fan of solid colors, but adding prints and patterns can instantly make any space have that lived-in feel that’s definitely cozier and more...

Top 6 Tips on How to Have a Perfect Outdoor Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNHReiwxuQ Having a wow-worthy outdoor lighting design may not be on top of your home improvement plans but this is definitely something you should consider. It’s not only good aesthetic-wise but a well-lit home can make you and your...

Here’s How to Have a Beautiful Outdoor Dining Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa90aDdkPjQ When you have an outdoor dining area, you don’t only have a place where you can share good food and conversation aside from your dining room, but also a relaxing place where you can chill with family and friends. A creative...

Top 6 Ways to Create Dark and Moody Interiors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4u1b7DoJow There are people who love the idea of an all-white interior with bright and cheery vibe, but there are also those who like it stylishly dark and cozy. If you’re more drawn to the latter, then it means that you like its...

Different Ways to Style the End of Your Bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXn4ZhTvF7E The bed has always been the main event in the bedroom. But to bring out the best in bedroom style, you shouldn’t forget about what’s at the foot of your bed. Whether you go for a minimal design or a more layered and lived-in...

Things to Consider Before Converting your Attic into a Useable Room

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-hw8NR1Ta4 Homeowners usually consider a garage or basement renovation when they’re planning to add extra space. However, attics have a lot of potential as a unique extra room, too. It can be an additional room where you can hang out...

What are the Best Colors to Paint Your Kitchen?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PuHrb_Emk As with every part of your home, it’s important that your kitchen area reflects your unique taste and personality—especially because it’s the heart of your household. With the right color, it can even affect how you feel...

Style Secrets for Traditional Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDuJNE78FmM There’s a reason why this style has thrived for so long. Taking its inspiration from the past, the traditional style is all about having each element properly placed. It’s more than just having refined furnishings, though,...

Here’s What You Need to do if you want to make a Room Look Brighter

Bright places make everyone feel good and energized. If there’s an area in your house where it’s a bit dim, don’t worry as there are tricks to make it look brighter. Changing the lighting can make a dramatic difference, as well as adding windows and replacing the flooring. But if you’re just in for a quick makeover, here are some tips to consider:

Trim the trees near your windows

Allow light to reach your windows by making sure any bushes or trees are trimmed regularly. Also try to avoid having trees on the southern side of your home. “In the summer, the sun will be too high for them to provide shade. In the winter, the trees will block from solar warmth,” writes Rikke from Scandinavian Home Staging.


Add lots of mirrors

Mirrors aren’t just great at making any space look bigger; it can help brighten a dark room, too! Hang a large mirror across or near the largest window in your room. The light from the windows will reflect off of the mirror, making the room seem brighter than it really is. This is budget-friendly and probably one of the easiest tricks to naturally increase light in your home.

 

Choose matte over glossy

When it comes to choosing paint for your walls, it’s better to have a matte finish. This reflects light in every direction while glossy walls can create glare. Matthew Tanteri of day lighting consulting firm Tanteri & Associates said, “Glossy surfaces can actually be a detriment because they can create glare. The safest finishes are matte finishes, because they reflect light in all directions.”

Paint the ceiling white

Give the ceiling a fresh coat. Bright white reflects light instead of absorbing it and the difference is amazing. If you’re not into plain white, you can also experiment with cream, mint, or the right shade of yellow. Also be mindful of dark wooden beams as it can also contribute to the darkness of the room.

 

 

Change up your dark furniture

Anything dark like a floor-to-ceiling wooden bookshelf or a large wooden bed can make your room look dark. Brighten things up by choosing furniture pieces with lighter wood or paint existing furniture with a light color. Remove furniture that look too heavy and opt for pieces that allows you to move around.

Transform the whole look of the place

If everything fails, you can go dark and make it as cozy as possible. Go with the room’s natural feel and paint it a deep color. Add rich and heavy decorations to achieve an old-fashioned parlor look. Slate blue, charcoal, and even dark greens are popular choices for rooms that are meant to have a stately feel. Remember to put proper lighting so the place will still look nice.