There’s nothing like brightening up the space to give your home a touch more vibrancy.
Bells and Frills
Those paper doilies can work wonders on stark drab walls. Add a bit of tape to the back, gather the gold, silver, and white colors (or any other scheme your creative heart desires) and decorate the walled canvas in a mosaic of frilly papers. You can do the same with tape. Grab colored roll to make shapes and designs, like a faux taped frame around your pinned-up decorations.
Pic and Choose
Pictures definitely add that added splash of color. Tack your photos onto white cardboard to create the old-school Polaroid look… though you might have to explain the Polaroid concept to the little ones! Get super tech-savvy and print out your Instagrams. Make the wall feel Pinterest-y by scrounging up some clothespins and string, and then hanging photos on the line.
Window to the World (or at the very least, a natural source of light)
Pick your window. Now trail your way to the wall that is directly opposite. There’s the site of your new mirror. A reflective surface (the more interesting the shape, the more exciting the process) will emit more natural light within the space.
Spruce up the Space, the Au Natural Way
Pots and plants for trees and flowers add nature’s beauty to the interior of your home. Position the greenery near a window and opposite a mirror. The mirror will reflect the brightened color, and the window will provide your plant access to the sun’s natural nutrients.
It’s not merely about installing lighting—but adding in a range of lighting. Balance the sharp white light with the softer toned yellow mood lamp. Consider wall-mounted scones if you’re a bit tight for space!
And alas, the tried-and-true solution of painting the walls to brighten the room. There’s the accent wall we know and love. Depending on the color you use, it can easily allow you to switch out some of the home furnishing for some brighter, more colorful pieces. After all, it’s summer time. Brighter is so much better.
What savvy tricks have you used to brighten up your home? Let us know in the comments below!