7 Best Ideas to Brighten Your Dark Room

Published On: Mar 21, 2022

A perfect room that’s built with a perfect layout, personal aesthetic and sound lighting system. Designing an ideal space is not challenging but brighten up a dark room often feels cumbersome. To solve this hassle, we have suggested some simple changes that can brighten your room instantly. 

Use wall lights, white curtains, recessed lighting and many others to highlight your favourite dark room into a ray of hope. 

Enhance Lighting With White Curtains - 

Enhance Lighting With White Curtains - 

Windows are the only way for natural light to come in. Therefore, you should let abundant sun rays come to your room so that it doesn’t turn into a dark abode. The best possible way is to use white curtains. 

Make sure to remove the heavy curtains, dark theme curtains, or any other colour that imposes darkness in the room. Also, avoid placing a bookshelf or any other cabinet in front of your window.


Lighting on Ceilings 

Lighting on Ceilings

If you have a dark room, you must try placing recessed lighting on the ceilings. These small lights spread across your ceiling  have focus points on the floor. This will brighten up your room easily. 

Recessed lighting is mostly used in the living rooms and bedrooms. You can also use light coloured wall paints, wall lights, lamps with bulbs that radiate warm lighting.


Light from Heaven 

Light from Heaven

Placing your light fixtures at an accurate place to spread the light equivalently across the room is important. The best place for fixtures is overhead lighting. It entirely covers every corner of the room, thus you can use it when the daylight dwindles after the sunset.


Strategically Maximise the Mirror Effect 

Strategically Maximise the Mirror Effect 

It is a well-known maxim that mirrors can amplify a small space. Mirrors also help in expanding the visual space. Thus, they are a perfect decorative item for brightening a dark room. You can possibly place mirrors in the opposite direction of your window to reflect natural light in your room as much as attainable. If not, you can place the mirror wherever it reflects the light best or in the centre of the room, above the couches, bookcases, or hang it.


Minimalist and Light Furniture 

Minimalist and Light Furniture

If you love the style, the carving of wood, or heavy vintage furniture, you must keep it minimum. It is because cluttered furniture makes your room darker and does let light meander across the house. You can also use transparent or light furniture or modern-streamlined light furniture to keep it minimal. You can also blend colour with bulky furniture or walls, multi-purpose furniture, or simply limit the amount of furniture.


Embrace the Beauty of Light Rug 

Embrace the Beauty of Light Rug

Flooring sets the tone and mood of your room. Therefore it is important to understand what to put underfoot. Using a light coloured rug can brighten your room whereas, using a dark shade or patterned rug can make your room drab. Since you cannot entirely replace your floor, it is a smart move to blend it with a neutral or daylight shade. You can also use a patterned rug but make sure that it matches the overall colour shades used in your room.


Illuminate Your Wall 

Illuminate Your Wall

As discussed above, placing the light at appropriate positions is necessary. And, apart from recessed and overhead lighting, you can place wall lights in use. Since, our room combines 4 walls, placing wall lights in an equivalent manner will illuminate the complete room. 

You can even use the lampshades covered with light coloured clothes so that they can radiate the light equally in the room. Another thing you can do is place LED wall lights, it will do two jobs at the same time - lighting and decorative. But make sure to choose colours that soothe your eyes and brighten up your favourite dark room.


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In Conclusion

We hope that the above ideas can wake up your inner creator! You can brighten up your dark room with your ideas. Don't limit yourself with mirrors or LED lights or brighter paint shades, incorporate natural and smart lighting techniques in your abode. 

However, our connoisseurs will be at your service to assist you in making your home.For more home decor ideas, follow the Interior Company.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) -

Q. How can I make lighting better in a dark room?

To make lightning better in a dark room you can use LED strips, illuminate the lower roof, place wall lights, use white curtains, light rug, mirrors, use of verticals, consistent colours, and many others.

Q. How to brighten a dark room with decorative changes?

You can make decorative changes by hanging mirrors on opposite walls to reflect light across the room. You can use light coloured decor items or accessories. Another thing you can use is daylight coloured wooden floors, carpet or tiles. Additionally, you can add light cream or white coloured curtains as well.

Q. Can you suggest any light that mimics sunlight?

SAD lamps are known as sun lamps. They work by imitating sunlight. Such light boxes or light lamps are used to display the measurements in lux (or lamps luminescence level).

Q. Do mirrors reduce light?

No, mirrors do not reduce light. They just absorb less light than other materials. The scientific logic is that light cannot penetrate mirrors after a certain length, thus they spread across the room. Therefore, the room illuminates easily. 

Q. How to improve lighting without a window in a room?

You can make the changes such as - the use of statement lights, layering light with other light sources, use of mirrors, and applying a light colour scheme on everything present in your room.