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Four Simple and Easy Design Tweaks to Brighten up Your Home

By Rashmi Gopal Rao

Is your home not living up to your ideas of a bright, cozy space? Here are some useful tips to try and give your house a quick make over.

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your homePic Courtesy Homelane.com

While every home is designed and put together with a lot of care, there are times when you feel that something is missing.  Yes, like one essential piece of the puzzle that is missing. Well, there are several quick ways by which you can redo your home to brighten it up in a jiffy. Fortunately, you do not have to break the bank to redesign your home – just follow the four simple and easy design tweaks mentioned below to brighten up your home.

Add a large mirror in the living room

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home

Due to the shrinking of urban home sizes, many homes in India tend to be short of functional space in the first place.  They look even smaller after furniture and storage is added to them. It is not your fault if your home looks smaller than it is – but here’s a simple home décor idea to make the space look larger without pulling down walls or adding height.  Just install a large mirror on the biggest wall in the living room. The mirror gives the impression of a much larger space. Ensure that it reflects the lights in the room as well, for a stunning visual effect.

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home

Redesign the lighting

You can literally brighten up the house by redesigning the lighting in it. The use of different fixtures and light placements can ‘carve up’ different spatial effects all over the house. Have a large, glamorous hanging light over the living room seating area.

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home
Pic Courtesy Purple Turtles

You can add a series of small lights in a row over the dining table too. The trick is to create various ‘zones’ of use within the house using just lighting. Your interior designer or architect can help you with the light design, concealing the wiring, etc.

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home
Pic Courtesy Purple Turtles

Get brighter drapes, cushions and rugs

Colour adds a new bright spark to your home, but getting the color scheme right is key to beautiful home decoration. There is no need to repaint the walls.  You can add pops of color using smaller and simpler elements, like cushion covers, drapes and floor rugs.

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home
Pic courtesy: Vaishnavipratima interior design studio

This goes a long way in adding vigour to an otherwise dull space.  Try fresh new colours like fuchsia, sea green and teal.  Living coral which is the color of the year is a great option too.

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home
Pic courtesy_Jaipur Rugs

Hang a painting with its own spotlight

Four simple and easy design tweaks to brighten up your home
Pic courtesy: Vaishnavipratima interior design studio

Art work that you choose for your home reflects your personal taste and refinement. This is a brilliant, impressive beautiful home idea that you can get on board with. Get a large painting or a statement peice that you can display prominently – make sure the colours jump out at you even from a distance.  Also add a tiny spotlight above it. The light source illuminates the painting such that the entire painting becomes a focal point for the space.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make some changes that are sure to reflect some happy vibes to your space!


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