Wednesday, February 25, 2015

7 Ways To Brighten Your Home During The Winter

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This post is in collaboration with Cree LED Bulbs. All thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own. Enjoy :)
Great tips on how to add brightness and light into your home during the dark winter months

Add white. Have you ever noticed in Scandinavian design that the rooms are mainly white? There's a good reason for that. The hours of sunlight in Scandinavian countries differ a ton compared to what we get in the West especially during the Winter. Sunlight is definitely minuscule and nights are loooong. So, it only makes sense to take their lead and add some white into a house during the longer nights of Winter for us too. This will for sure help brighten your space and take the gloom out of the dreary Winter months. Bring in white by painting walls and ceilings. Other less permanent options can be through your bedding, furniture accent pieces, pillows, rugs, throw and accessories.

Great tips on how to add brightness and light into your home during the dark winter months

Pair down furnishings. Bulky furniture can weigh down a room, especially having too many pieces. By pairing down furniture, you'll instantly create a brighter space. Plus, it'll give your room a fresh new look.

Use bright colors. It's great having neutral furniture so you can change up your accessories with the season. Add in bright colors through accessorizing. Change out your pillows, rugs, throws and other accessories. Or be bold and change up a wall by adding a fun color or wallpaper design
Great tips on how to add brightness and light into your home during the dark winter months

Move furniture from windows. I've noticed that in many houses, furniture is up against windows blocking the natural light from coming in. Obviously, in some cases there's no way to get around this, but re-look at your layout and see what can be moved where. You may be surprised what a new furniture arrangement will do!

Lighten up the drapes. It's easy to think of darker warmer drapes when you think of Winter. But, think about how dreary that may make your room feel during the nights. Lighten up your drapes by changing them to something a bit brighter. Think of whites and bright hues.
Great tips on how to add brightness and light into your home during the dark winter months

Use light. Light is an obvious way to brighten your room during night, but during the longer nights of Winter you may want to bring in more sources of light. Think of adding one to your favorite reading spot or the corner of your dining room that just seems too dark. You can even add one to your kitchen counter for a fun twist, or your laundry room. Replacing your lights with brighter ones also helps. Consider using omnidirectional lights like the ones Cree LED Bulbs offer, they maximize the light shooting it in every direction. They give you the brightness you love from your current incandescent lights but last a ton longer and save on energy.  They'll also help the brighter colors you just added to "pop"!
Great tips on how to add brightness and light into your home during the dark winter months

Add mirrors to bounce around light. A great way to add more light to your space without opening up your wall and adding windows is through a mirror. I have mirrors all throughout my house so the light bounces from one to the other. It maximizes the light that comes in through the windows and at night, from the lighting fixtures.
Great tips on how to add brightness and light into your home during the dark winter months

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Great tips on how to add brightness and light into your home during the dark winter months
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4 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. Lovely gorgeous ideas!!!

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  2. can i just say, all the scandinavian countries are part of 'the West'. i mean really. We may have been mostly governed by social democrats for the last century or so but we aren't russia.

    and tbqh all white walls + ceilings in all the rooms is mostly for a) denmark (swedish stereotype here, actual danish people probably know better), b) pretentious interior decorators, c) "this is an apartment and we can't be bothered to paint it".

    Really we like 3 light walls plus BOLD ACCENT WALL! Mostly. In sweden we also tend to have a LOT of wall paper. Like in my sisters apartment where the only room that doesn't have wallpaper is the bathroom which has tiles. this is in no way weird or even remarkable here.

    just my 2 cents. Well. Ören. I don't randomly use american money even if i may occasionally use america idioms.

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  3. You have great taste, you know what you want to decorate your living room. Furnishing is a great work for a room. A recliner could be a nice addition to your room. Recliner is now a popular furnishing tool. If you want to buy top rated recliners then go through internet market.

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  4. You cannot even begin to consider furniture without deciding on a draft for your home - even for each individual chamber. Very few people furnish also draft their entire home on one single draft, but tend to mix them. With enough space for the whole family generous sofa, leather sofa or fabric corner sofa will allow you to sink into the soft fibre seats for the ultimate in comfort.

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