On the Path to Enlightenment: Clever Ways to Brighten Up Your Home

There’s nothing like brightening up the space to give your home a touch more vibrancy.

Paint is a surefire way to create that brighter, airier space—but before you put brush to wall, give Case’s nifty alternatives a moment of consideration.

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.

Eclectic Home Office by Dallas Media & Bloggers Sarah Greenman
Contemporary Living Room by Boston Interior Designers & Decorators Stephanie Sabbe

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.

Contemporary Bedroom by Mooresville Building Supplies Lowe’s Home Improvement
Contemporary Bedroom by New York Architects & Building Designers Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects
Modern Hall by Kansas City Design-Build Firms Hufft Projects

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.

Transitional Mirrors by St Louis Furniture & Accessories Soft Surroundings

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.

Contemporary Patio by Other Metro Architects & Building Designers Carolina Katz + Paula Nuñez
Contemporary Living Room by Menlo Park Media & Bloggers Janet Paik

Bright Light

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!

Traditional Dining Room by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Brush Up

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.

Farmhouse Home Office by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder

What savvy tricks have you used to brighten up your home? Let us know in the comments below!

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