(Closed) How to brighten our living room

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

how about hanging some mirrors?   they can really brighten up a room

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

What type of window treatments do you have in the room? Could you lighten up on those?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would also add some mirrors and definitely change the light fixture. I think dome lights (I call them boob lights) are really unattractive anyways. Would you open to the idea of having a cute floor lamp with a drum shade?

Also, what kind of flooring do you have? Dark carpet never realy goes well with dark walls, so maybe add a light colored throw rug or area rug.  Light drapery (tan or cream) would lighten the room as wel.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

In my last place we had no overhead lighting so we put a variety of lamps in the room and it worked really well. We had two floor lamps in different styles placed strategically in the darkest spots, then table lamps in different spots that needed more light. We also got one of those huge framed mirrors that lean against the wall and that made such a difference.

If you’re willing to remove the ceiling fan, you can replace it with a large chandelier or pendant light that will be a lot brighter.

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