Ways to lighten up a dark colored bedroom

The start of a day pretty much marks how you feel for hours to follow. Waking up in a dull groggy bedroom has the potential of killing any peppy morning energy whereas waking up in a bright happy room can banish lethargy and have you up and running in no time. Dark colors are often used to make spaces feel intimate, mysterious and dramatic but they can very easily turn the room gloomy if not used properly. The color of your room and the natural light it receives are major factors in influencing the mood of its occupants. If you are someone who wants to keep the dark colors of your bedroom but would still like it to feel inviting, here are some tips to add lighter features to your room in all the right places.

  1. Choose a lighter flooring

If you are fan of dark wall colors, beware that they might make your room feel closed and tight. Balancing the dark walls with light flooring or a bright carpet and rug gives the room some breathing space and makes it more airy. Flooring can be complemented with a similarly light colored or a neutral colored ceiling to further open up the room visually.

  1. Utilise natural lighting

Natural lighting plays a huge role in making your room feel fresh and welcoming. When the sun is up, maximise the light in your room by choosing sheers that rob direct sunlight of its harshness and accompany it with lightweight, neutral colored drapes over the windows. For night or evening time, make use of beautiful sconces or even better, an elegant chandelier. Light, whether natural or artificial, makes the difference between a dark lair and a lively room that is a joy to live in.

  1. Contrast your accessories

If you would like to keep your bedroom dark colored but don’t want to resort to completely dark walls, think about introducing some dark accessories instead. Consider getting a light colored wallpaper and contrasting it with dark wall art, dark bedroom furniture and other furnishings in dark shades to add a healthy visual balance while keeping the look you so desire.

  1. Use brighter bedding

Any discussion about bedroom decor would be incomplete without a few words about the bedding. After all it makes up the focal point of your bedroom and acts as a visual anchor too. Light colored linens in an otherwise dark room can make it seem all the more inviting. Get creative and coordinate your pillow collection, comforter, blankets and pillow shams to add some much needed pizzazz to the room.

Sophistication, an air of privacy and a romantic ambience are some of the reasons people might want a dark bedroom as opposed to a lighter one. Whatever your reason, using the tips we’ve outlined above, you never have to compromise on waking up to a bright and welcoming room every morning.

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