Is your home looking a bit dark and dull? If it is, it’s probably about time that you did something about it! There are more than a few home improvement projects that you could carry out that will brighten your home and make it airier, including the following that will also have the effect of increasing the equity in your property, and in some cases, will also reduce your home energy bills.
New Doors and Windows
Upgrading window coverings, for example, blinds and curtains, can have an excellent effect on an interior space by providing better natural light regulation. This is one of the most cost-effective projects that you can invest in to brighten up your home, but you may also find it advantageous to upgrade the doors and windows as well.
Contemporary-style bifold doors are great for UK properties as they modernise the home and allow more natural light to enter with their expansive glass panes that also enhance the view of the outside world. Some of the additional benefits to these doors and windows include:
- They’re very practical and help to save space
- They’re easy to clean and very low maintenance
- They’re available in a broad range of styles to suit all properties
What’s more, they can also help homeowners to reduce their energy bills as they allow the breeze to circulate throughout the home and that helps to reduce the need for air-conditioning which can be very expensive to run.
Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint can work wonders on a property that’s dull and dark, so if you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective way to brighten the interior of your home, treating your home to a fresh coat of paint could be just the home improvement that you’ve been looking for.
Lighter colours and shades are the best options here, but that doesn’t mean darker colours and shades can’t be used sparingly, for example, on the door frames and skirting boards. Some top choices for colours and shades (that aren’t white or a shade of white) to brighten a dark room include:
- Warm orange
- Powder blue
- Chocolate brown
As you can see from these three examples, you can still be daring when decorating with the intention of brightening a room that’s just too dark and dull to be a pleasant environment, so you don’t need to limit yourself to the same old boring colour schemes that so many people do.
Brightening your home, especially those dark, dull rooms that never seem to allow any light in, is achievable in several ways, including upgrading the doors, windows and window coverings, and treating the interior to a fresh coat of paint. These are cost-effective home improvements that work!