Do you have a room that you wish got more sunshine? If you have a basement or other room that’s windowless or lightless the good news is that there is help out there for you. Half Price Drapes has some unique ideas to help you let the line shine in – or at least seem to.
Create windows if you don’t have them
If you have a basement or interior room without windows you don’t have to live without them – just create them. Grab a window pane, glue mirrors inside them, and then frame them with window coverings. This will mimic windows and you’ll also add light to the space as the mirrors reflect it around. It’s a great way to make a space appear much sunnier than it is.
Use bold colors and patterns
Many homeowners are afraid to use bold colors and patterns in areas without windows. The reality is that you can use cherry hues to make a space appear brighter. When you add this type of visual interest you can easily overcome the unfortunate fact that you don’t have a window.
Another idea altogether: embrace the darkness
While you may be seeking out ways to make a room look brighter, do take the time to consider that maybe you have the wrong idea. You may want to simply embrace that a room is dark. Use metallic colors and materials and dark colors for a bold, dramatic style.
Add strategic lighting
It’s not enough to simply add a ton of lamps and lights to a room. Instead, use lighting strategically to draw the eye up. Do this by placing accent lights all around the room to show off artwork, plants, and ornate ceilings. Without a dark corner to be seen, the room will feel lighter and brighter.
Bring the outside in
For the most part, where there is life there is light. To give the illusion that a room has plenty of light, add plants. Of course, if your room really is lacking in light you may have to choose fake plants. Before you discount this option, remember that faux plants have come a very long way in the last ten years. They actually look virtually identical to real plants and no longer have the tacky vibe they once did.
For your rooms with plenty of light, don’t forget to work with Half Price Drapes for great prices on all your window covering needs!