How to transform dull and dark spaces (without new windows)

There are some qualities that some buyers crave when turning to their next property. The common ones are en-suite bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, or even an office.

Something which has come to light (pardon the pun) a little more recently, is natural light. In short, dark, gloomy rooms are on their way out – they’re utterly unfashionable.

Instead, light, airy environments are completely in. In fact, as more and more studies are conducted about how light, nature and similar elements affect our mental health, one can only imagine that the demand for these lighter homes is going to continue to rise.

But what if you have one of the old-style, darker spaces? We have today outlined three tips to help you get the most from them.

Your color scheme needs to be transformational

If you’ve got a room with little natural light, the last thing you want is for it to be coated in dark tones.

You need to do the opposite. Your color scheme needs to be as bright as can be.

Everyone’s tastes are different in this regard but don’t be limited just to the walls. Consider absolutely everything in the room, with one of the easiest ‘wins’ coming in the form of flowers.

For example, a quick look at Avas Flowers shows how space can be transformed with the right floral choices. Avas Flowers deliver around the country, and if you do have a darker space, there are plenty of inspirational options on this Avas Flowers page.

Don’t neglect the floor

As the previous point may have suggested, it’s crucially important to make sure a blast of color is provided by your overall decor scheme.

However, something which can sometimes be missed is the floor. If you opt for a light, hard floor, the effect can be monumental. You’ll find that light will rebound from the surface and make an effect that beats any of the more obvious walls changes you may have had planned.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Now, let’s turn to a classic. Some people love mirrors to admire themselves, but for us, they serve an excellent purpose for those rooms that just don’t receive sufficient amounts of natural light.

The positioning of your mirror is everything. Place it opposite a window, or even a synthetic light if you are short of the natural alternative, and you’ll see a notable difference.

Larger mirrors work the best, but in those more intricate areas (such as staircases), a group of smaller ones can also work.


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