The best way to enhance a space is to increase the amount of natural light, since this will act as an emotional stimulant and make the proportions of your home appear bigger. Here are some suggestions on how to create a light and bright living area, in the process enhancing your wellbeing.
Your walls should be neutral shades of white, grey or cream, as dark colours absorb light. Paler shades will instantly lift the room, while you can add touches of colour using accessories. If you follow the advice of the Independent, a colourful rug can add a nod to the Impressionists, while prints by famous artists from this era provide a colourful touch on the walls.
Work with reflections
Furniture should be in lighter hues, with tables featuring glass, white marble or pale-toned wood.
Mirrors can work very well in dark areas, such as stairwells and corridors, as they can reflect light around your house. You can also enhance rooms by utilising large display mirrors or mirrored accessories. Other reflective surfaces might include crystal photo frames and glass collectables. You can also use glass, mirrors and crystal in lighting fixtures.
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