Temperatures this winter have been well below average, forcing many of us to retreat to our homes. However, thanks to the darker days and miserable weather, the home doesn’t always feel as cosy and welcoming as it should.
If you’re looking to brighten up your home this winter, below you’ll discover some of the best tips to follow.
- Add a little colour into the rooms
One of the best ways to brighten up the home in winter is to add a little colour. There’s a lot of ways you can do this, but if you’re looking to really brighten it up, you might want to consider painting the walls. Red, chocolate brown and other warm colours can make a massive difference to the feel of the room. You can always repaint later in the year if you want to and it’s not too expensive to do.
Other ways to add colour include investing in new furnishings such as curtains, throws, rugs and cushions. These don’t just add colour – they can also make the room cosier too.
- Take advantage of mirrors
Did you know mirrors are commonly used to brighten up a room? They’re especially effective in smaller rooms, making them appear larger due to the reflection of natural light. You can buy stylish, high-quality mirrors from companies such as Cox & Cox at affordable prices.
Add them to the hallway, lounge or bedroom and remember to choose the right size. A mirror which is too small won’t have any effect on the brightness of the room, while a mirror that’s too big could make the room look smaller.
- Focus on the lighting
Finally, you’ll want to focus on the lighting. It may seem logical to opt for super-bright artificial fluorescent lighting, but this can actually leave you feeling worse. It may be bright, but fluorescent lighting is known to cause headaches, fatigue and it can also really dampen the mood.
Instead, focus on LED or even the speciality daylight bulbs. Make use of lamps and mood lighting for a cosier, brighter feel. Candles can also be a great investment, helping to create a romantic, warm and cosy feel.
These are three of the best tips to make your rooms brighter this winter. As you can see, you don’t need to spend a fortune to make the home a nicer place to be in the colder, darker months.