8 Easy Home Decor Tips to Brighten Up Your Home

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Everyone wants their home to look beautiful and well-presented. A stunning space not only allows you to put your best foot forward when visitors call round, but it also effects your mood. Spending time in an aesthetically-pleasing space makes you happier, improves your emotional wellbeing, and can even help you to focus. However, not all of us have the time or money to completely redecorate their home, and it can be difficult to know where to start.

Luckily, redecorating your space to make it brighter and more pleasant doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. There are plenty of small things you can do that will make a world of difference – here are 8 easy home décor tips to transform your home today!

Plants and flowers

When you bring nature inside your home, it will instantly transform the entire space. The natural colours of plants and flowers add colour and brightness that look great in any room, from living and bedrooms to the kitchen and bathroom. Plants will also improve the quality of air in your home, helping to promote better physical health too! It’s easy to bring some nature instead with a vase of flowers or a couple of pot plants.

Hang a mirror

Mirrors are an easy décor item that instantly adds and extra element to any space. This will brighten up the space by reflecting natural light. The trick is to put the mirror in front of your window so that more light is reflected to make your home look brighter. Mirrors can also make your space look larger, so are a great choice for small rooms and apartments. You will find many different types and shapes of mirrors to suit any style, from the traditional to the very modern. 

Choose light and neutral-colored curtains

Dark and heavy curtains will make your home darker and gloomier. Instead, opt for light and neutral-colored curtains. Although heavy, light-blocking curtains can be useful in the bedroom to help you sleep well, try to avoid these in the rest of your house, or completely if you can. Natural light will help to regulate your circadian rhythm, so opt for window dressing that allows as much natural light in as possible.

De-clutter your home

This seems obvious, but when your house has a lot of unnecessary items lying around, the space will looks cluttered and unpleasant. Get rid of unneeded furniture and clutter and open up your space. This will also create a more practical environment that is easier to live in.  Also be sure to clean your house regularly to make it look better and prevent dust accumulating on the walls, doors, floor, ceiling, windows, and furniture. This will make a huge difference to how your house looks and help you achieve a beautiful home!

Add a few key décor items

You don’t have to replace every piece of furniture and home décor item in your home. Simply adding a few stunning pieces can make a world of difference. By adding a beautiful lamp, rug, or even a few cushions you’ll add some style that makes a statement. For example, a Celtic & Co sheepskin rug will do wonders to lighten up your space. 

Paint your walls in bright colours 

Any room with dark-coloured walls will look dark and gloomy. Paint your walls white or off-white to make the rooms look brighter. Applying a new coat of paint is not expensive or difficult and can entirely transform your house. Even the darkest room will look bright with freshly-painted white walls.

Install LED lights

White LED lights will make any room brighter and more modern. You can install these on the ceiling or use floor and table lamps to illuminate your entire house. Carefully consider the placement of ceiling lights: lights that are hung higher, closer to the ceiling, will usually cast more light throughout the room. This will highlight the beautiful details of your furniture and accessories. Always make sure you use good quality and energy-efficient LED lights that look after the environment and save you on your energy bills.

Glossy surfaces

Shiny or glossy surfaces in your bathroom and kitchen are another small touch that can make a big difference. This will reflect light in the room and make the room seem bigger and brighter. Shiny cabinets, surfaces, and fixtures will also make your kitchen and bathroom look beautiful. 

You don’t need to turn things upside down to make your home brighter and more pleasant to live in. There are plenty of simple but effective changes you can make in your home. Neither does redecorate need to break your budget: many of these simple tips are also very affordable! So what are you waiting for? Transform your space, brighten up your home and help you to lead a healthy and happy life!