Five tips to improve the brightness of your home

When moving into a new house, we often don’t pay enough attention to the brightness of the space. It’s in fact because of this that it isn’t recommended to visit places at nighttime. Indeed, a lack of natural light can sometimes be detrimental to your overall health and cause mild depression, as well as some of the following symptoms:

  • Chronic fatigue or drowsiness during the day.
  • Increased irritability.
  • A significant lack of focus.
  • A drop in sexual desire.
  • Excessive sleepiness, also called hypersomnia.
  • A bigger appetite, which can lead to weight gain.

Thus, it is important to make your living space as bright as possible, effectively making it more welcoming and improving your overall mental health. We listed in this article five tips you can use to bring light and a good mood to your humble abode!

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1. Use mirrors

This will not only bring a stylish touch to your space, it will also make it look bigger, all the while diffusing light everywhere! Consider also placing a large mirror in the bathroom, as well as other living spaces, preferably next to windows to better diffuse exterior light.

2. Choose the right color for your walls

When we think about a room’s brightness, we immediately think about white walls. But that isn’t necessarily the only option! In fact, if you overdo it, your dwelling will quickly end up looking cold and dull–and no one wants to live in a hospital! There exists a myriad of colors you can opt for, like light grey or ivory. You can also add hints of bright colors, like orange, yellow, pink or electric blue to lighten up your space!

When buying paint, you might also want to choose varnish or satin paint, which will improve the walls’ shininess and thus lead to a better propagation of light all around the room.

3. Arrange your lighting carefully

The brightness of your house is also important when night falls. That’s why we recommend you consider lighting up your space properly and placing your lamps at a high level. You can also opt for fairy lights, which are a great piece of decoration for your bedroom or living room. Finally, to add a hint of refinement to your living room, you can buy a set of candles, thereby giving it a warm and cozy feel.

4. Don’t overlook your furniture

To improve the diffusion of light, your furniture pieces have to be adequately spaced out, thus effectively making your rooms look more spacious. Regarding the furniture itself, it is better to opt for pieces with a lighter color, or even a shiny one, depending on your personal taste. You can also choose furniture pieces that have a glass or plexiglass surface in order to reflect and amplify the existing light as much as possible.  

5. Clear your windows

This is an essential feature to optimal brightness: all the places through which sunlight enters have to be cleared as much as possible–especially your windows. If you choose to hang curtains, pick some with a light and thin fabric, along with a curtain rod longer than the curtains so that they don’t end up closing off part of the light that filters in simply by being positioned in front of your window.


We sincerely hope that these tips & tricks will help you improve your home’s brightness! If you want more information on how to improve your dwelling, check out our article on how to decorate a space to make it feel like home!

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