Most home owners will wish that they could spread the light from a particularly bright room into another, darker space. Unfortunately, the position of the sun and the location of windows and doors can result in dark regions within even the most modern of properties, but there are ways around this.
As your friendly and local painting and decorating service in Melbourne, we know a thing or two about enhancing the atmosphere inside of a room – and here are three expert pieces of advice from a painter to help.
Consider your colour scheme
It’s no secret that darker colours can make it difficult for light to reflect within a room – and these hues include deep purple, royal blue and dark grey. If there’s one effective method of adding light to a room, it would be to consider repainting the walls in a different tone. Pastel colours are great at reflecting light sources, including from bulbs and candles. If you really do want to stick to darker hues, avoid matte finishes and opt for glossier textures in both paint and paper to reflect as much light as possible.
Mirrors are always a good option
There’s no better sort of reflection, or refraction for that matter, than mirrors. These attractive accessories can be placed in corridors, on walls, or even on ceilings – and they can offer much more than just an appealing aesthetic. Their reflective properties can absorb and bounce back light from a variety of sources, including natural and inorganic lights.
Clearing unnecessary furnishings
If there’s one sure fire way to create shadows and dark patches, it’s by placing large, imposing furniture in front of sources of light. Large cupboards and wardrobes are the usual offenders, but lamps with big shades, coat racks and even tall sofas can take their own toll, too. Many of these items will be an essential part of a room, but there’s nothing to say that you couldn’t re-evaluate their position and perhaps find somewhere a little more suitable for them.
Fortunately, at Eastern Suburbs Painting, we specialise in all of the above and we’d be more than happy to help you to add a little extra light to your home today. From utilising the finest quality of pigmented paints, all the way to installing mirrors or redecorating a living area to allow a fresh influx of light – you can rely on our team to take care of your needs. All that you’ll need to do is sit back and relax while we make sure that your living areas are as comfortable and bright as possible.