Figuring out how you can brighten a small, dark room is always a challenge. Whether your bedroom has small windows, gets no sunlight, or is simply small and dim, everyone deserves a bedroom that promotes relaxation and tranquility. Fortunately, there are a number of easy ways to decorate your room to transform it into that brighter space you've been wanting.
Paint the walls
The first step to brightening up your bedroom space is to give your walls a fresh lick of paint. White of course is the obvious colour to pick if you wish to lighten up your room, but it doesn't always have to be so monochrome. If you're looking for something a little more interesting, try pastels or light shades. You can even pick a statement wall, which can feature any colour or wallpaper you decide. Having fresh, clean walls is a big step in the right direction of achieving a brighter bedroom space.
The colour of your floors can really affect the brightness of our room, with lighter floors creating the illusion of more space and dark floors creating the opposite. However, replacing your entire floor is expensive and not the most effective way of brightening up your space. If your floors are relatively dark, take a look at some light coloured rugs. Covering floors with bright rugs will immediately create a sense of space and openness, and you can easily buy a new one if you feel like changing up your style.
Add a mirror
There’s nothing better for a small, dark room than to add a large mirror or reflective surfaces. Try placing it above your bed, or on a wall which faces the natural light. This way, light will reflect off of your mirror and therefore brighten up your bedroom space. The larger the mirror, the stronger the effect!
You could also choose glossy finished wardrobe doors to incorporate a reflective surface in your bedroom. Large wardrobe doors can make a real impact in brightening up the room if they are mirrored or glossy. View our range of Zurfiz Wardrobe Doors to find the perfect glossy finish for your bedroom.
An obvious tip, but setting up additional lighting is an immediate solution to brightening up your bedroom. The bedroom is an ideal place to install soft ambient lighting, which emphasises quiet and relaxation. Consider adding a few small lamps throughout your bedroom, in darker spots of your room. Not only will these lamps instantly brighten up the space, but they will also create a warm, cosy atmosphere. If you're looking for something a little more subtle, try placing some small candles or fairy lights around your room.
Choose curtains wisely
Curtains are an important part of any room, and need to be chosen carefully when considering your bedroom goal. Once you've set the decor of your bedroom, you should then turn to the windows. If you want a brighter room, consider setting dainty, lightweight curtains which will allow more light to pass. Thick, heavy curtains not only take up a lot of wall space but also make your bedroom appear darker. If you want that added privacy, consider getting some blinds which can easily be opened and hidden away.
Play around with bedding
Your bed most certainly takes up the most space in your bedroom, so it's important to select the perfect bedding colours for you. Simply changing your bedding can instantly change the appearance of your bedroom, and is quick and simple. Try to stay focused on only a couple of colours that complement each other, and your bedroom space. If you're looking to brighten up your room, go for a crisp white bedding set to immediately give your room a lift.