As the lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak continues, an increasing number of people have started paying attention to their house interiors, only to find out to their horror – that they’ve been living in gloomy rooms, sitting on boring sofas, and watching their favourite Netflix shows on a TV set with an inch of dust on top of it.
Now, whether this realization is because of the mental state many people find themselves in due to the crisis itself, or our senses have gotten a tad sharper ever since we committed to staying at home in order to fight the pandemic, one thing is true – if you think your home could do with some brightening up of your premises, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’re going to propose to you a couple of ‘measures’ you can undertake in order to make your house a brighter place than it used to be, making the quarantine we’re all in a tad easier to get through.
Here’s the deal.
1) Opt for simple wall colors
While the choice of the color for the walls in your house should reflect your own ideas on what hues induce the most relaxing mood for yourself, if you aren’t sure what that color is, the best option would probably be white.
The thing is if you have some color you like over all others, then, by all means, paint your walls in that color, because the important thing here is to make your rooms comfortable for you. For example, if you’re a heavy metal fan and you like the Goth style and aesthetic in general, then darker hues of purple and black may be a better option for you.
On the other hand, if you’re undecided to what color to paint your walls, then simply going for white will probably be the best overall option. You see, white walls will reflect natural light better, so that room will be better lit than if you decided to go for a different color.
2) Get some house plants
If you feel your home décor lacks a certain touch of nature and that everything looks too technical and ‘gadgety’, what you might need to spice up your immediate living environment would be a house plant.
House plants are typically tough and don’t require that much maintenance, so you won’t have to worry too much about pruning them or if it so happens that you forget to water them sometimes. Also, they look beautiful and add color to your rooms along with that natural feel we mentioned earlier.
So, whether it’s crotons, special moth orchids, or perhaps one or two of those cheeky-looking lucky bamboos – as long as you dedicate a little bit of space and make sure you take good care of them, adding house plants to your roster of inhabitants in your home can be a great way to brighten up the living space considerably.
3) Install large mirrors
When it comes to making your rooms look more spacious than they are, as well as better lit, the oldest trick in the book would be to get a couple of large mirrors and install them at strategic spots throughout your house.
The great thing about this move is, of course, that buying a couple of mirrors online isn’t nuclear science, so you won’t have problems procuring these.
On the other hand, if you get some of those mirrors with inbuilt lighting fixtures, you may need to hire an electrician to set it up for you. Probably the easiest way to get a hold of one fast would be to simply type something along the lines of ‘24-hour electrician near me’ in your search box on the Internet.
4) Experiment with big rugs
… but not in the sense that you put these too on your wall as you would with mirrors. (Unless you live in any of the countries that used to make up the Soviet Union, then this may feel like a natural thing for you.)
The thing is, rugs come in all possible and impossible shapes and sizes, so getting a couple of these can truly improve the appearance of your rooms.
All in all, brightening up your living space isn’t nuclear science, so as long as you make sure you’ve done a good job of painting the walls of your rooms, got some mirrors to make the place look bigger, and added a house plant or two, you can rest assured that your brightening-up mission will be a success.