Bonjour lecteurs! Who out there is bored of the gloomy weather we have been having lately? Fancy some brighter days, so that it really feels like spring is in the air? I decided to do more interiors. And after un peu de recherche, I am happy to share with you 6 Simple Ways To Brighten Up Your Home. Et voilà! Get inspired and let me know what you fancy doing in your own home!
1. Use White Or Light Coloured Furniture
Wherever possible, search for white furniture, rather than dark colors. It will immediately bring some light to any room, especially on sunny days.
Most of our rooms are decorated in a scheme of white and pale grey. Not only it always looks très chic, but it easily adds up some space.
Think white bookcases, cream or light grey couches, and white tables.
And if you already have dark wood floors, brighten them up with off-white rugs.
2. Paint Your Walls White
Most of our house follows the same white pattern. When we looked at places, we wanted something with not much work needed. So, we opted for a newly built property and it came with white walls and very pale or light coloured wallpaper.
At first, I thought we would change it gradually over the years. But we appreciated how light and bright each room looked. En plus, it also makes our home looks bigger.
Par exemple, j’adore sitting in my living room. I really appreciate the space we have.
3. Made-To-Measure Glazing
Fancy a bigger project that will brighten up your home on top of adding some value to it?
Then go further with made-to-measure glazing. Nowadays, there are many local companies that offer great services.
And you have such a grande varitété d’options: sliding doors, spring bi-fold doors… The choice is unlimited. My friend added some bifold doors on the back of her house last year. And the results were incredible!
It opened up her dining room space and provided such an amazing view on her garden!
4. Mirrors & House Plants
Not quite your budget? Pas de problèmes! Why not add some house plants?
And mirrors are handy too. They capture the natural light and reflect it for a brighter home!
Little trick! Place them across from a light source such as windows to catch some extra light. Et voilà!
5. Bulb It Up!
Bad play on words? 😅 Well, I could not resist. And this is such a simple way to Brighten Up Your Home.
I have recently ordered a couple of lights for the house. I will share more on the blog soon so stay tuned!
Avoid lamps with a yellow tint. Instead switch to Bright White LED bulbs to maximize the brightness of the lamp.
I also love some classic fairy lights. Nowadays, you can purchase them in all stores. And there are so many cute shapes. Stanley has a bunny garland in his room, and we have some beautiful flowers in the living room. I love putting them on in the evenings when we watch TV. It gives such a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere to our home.
6. White and Silver Accessories
And last but not least, go white or silver overall! I like getting all sorts of accessories in the couleur.
Cushions, frames, lamps, vases, or even candles and throws. It immediately brightens up our house.
And it instantly looks very smart. You can’t go wrong with it. Do you want to do further? Experiment with sparkles.
Anything with a reflective surface will increase the light refraction in the room, giving the illusion of lots of space and light. So, sparkle up!
Et voilà! Here are my 6 Simple Ways To Brighten Up Your Home. What’s your personal little tip to make your home look brighter and lighter?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Kloeber UK.
The back of my house is south facing and gets so much natural light. The front of the house is not so bright so I have added more lighting
Excellent ideas – mirrors and plants are my favourite ways to brighten
We have floor to ceiling windows and it does make a huge difference compared to our old house. We were lucky we moved into a new built where our walls were all painted white and we didn’t need to do much to the windows. What we did do was change all the light bulbs to brighter ones so at night we still get a nice and well lit living room
Such great ideas, I think lighting is very important and mirrors and plants are also helpful. Fortunately my house is quite light, with large windows but the kitchen is a bit dark and led lights have certainly helped here, I have them under my wall cupboards
Im not personally a fan of white but love bright colours! Mirrors and plants are definitely a favourite in our house!
Great ideas, I have been adding house plants for the last couple of years and find they really brighten up the house and adda calmness too!
I have quite neutral walls but add splashes of colour with accessories like cushions or ornaments which always lifts it up, plus I can change the whole feel of a room just by changing accessories, cheaper than a whole redec!
Great tips. Light wall colour is the one I use but not so sure about having white furniture.
With children I was a little worried about white. However you can get some great scrubbable paints now or tile paints to brighten up on a budget. We opted for a white and grey kitchen and it looks so much bigger and brighter.
Definitely need to try changing the yellowish light bulbs in our lounge
I’m looking to renovate a property soon and these are some fab tips. Not usually a fan of white but it can help in dark spaces, lots of mirrors and plants will feature in my living spaces
Some fantastic suggestions here.
I love the idea of having large bi-fold doors at the rear of my house. My kitchen is very small, dark and an odd shape so it would totally change the feel and look of our kitchen. Better get saving!
fab suggestions, although i love my house dark and dingey, always keep the curtains closed and hate natural light. give me darkness any days
Totally agree about mirrors – we have at least one in every room in our terraced house and it makes it feel so much bigger and brighter!
Our house doesn’t get a lot of sun so we did paint the walls in lighter colours.
Great ideas! I’ve been meaning to brighten up my home for a while now.
Great ideas / suggestions to look into 🙂