A bright home is a happy one. Whether natural or artificial, light is proven to not only bolster your physical health but mental as well. Studies show that sunlight can fight depression, regulate your immune system and make your home appear bigger and better. However, bashing down walls and installing more windows can be costly. So how can you give your space a glow-up on a budget? Try these affordable and effective tricks:
1. Rearrange furniture
Poor placement of furniture can hamper natural light from streaming in. Rearrange the layout of your living room so that all bulky couches and chairs are away from the windows, allowing natural light to flow in instead of blocking it out.
2. Embrace negative space
It can be tempting to fill empty space with random items. However, by creating negative space between big and bulky items, you can brighten up your home and make it feel more open.
3. Use neutral colours
Too much colour can make your home feel closed off and cluttered. While a little pop of colour here and there won’t hurt, you won’t achieve a light and airy room with bright bold colours everywhere. Instead, use neutral colours like white, grey and beige on the walls and floors and save colour for smaller accents like pillows and rugs.
4. Add plants
Greenery is a great way to glow up a dull space. Incorporating a few indoor plants will do wonders for all those dark, cold corners in your home. Not only will this addition make your home feel fresh and welcoming but it’ll act as a natural filter for indoor pollution.
5. Hang mirrors
Mirrors are useful in more than one way. If placed across from a window, they can reflect the natural light coming into the room and make a small space appear larger and brighter.
6. Be smart with lighting
Lighting is key to creating a warm and welcoming space, but you don’t have to spend hundreds of pounds on bespoke lighting to get the result you want. Instead, get creative with lamps or arrange scented candles around the room to create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
7. Cut back on clutter
Clutter can easily build up in your home without you even noticing it. One of the quickest and most effective ways to create a brighter space is by decluttering. For those items that you don’t use often but can’t quite get rid of, store them in a safe and secure self storage unit nearby.
If you need a place to keep these excess items, Storage King is the perfect household storage solution. We offer a variety of different size units, flexible lease agreements and convenient access, giving you the freedom to store your belongings for as long as you need. Contact us at 0800 0852 954 to find out more or get a quick and easy quote online.