Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Dark Home

Lancaster Electrical

Not all home have shining beams of light pouring into each and every window. Some homes are positioned or built in a way where natural light isn’t as plentiful. Rather than having too many lamps in each room of your home, opt for these alternatives instead.

Bounce the Lighting
One of the simplest ways to make a room seem brighter is to hang mirrors on the wall instead of the traditional paintings. This will reflect the light that is currently in the room to make it appear brighter (and bigger) than it actually is. You can also consider adding furniture and other decor that has reflective surfaces to further intensify the light.

Brighter Lights
Don’t go to the store to purchase more lamps and lighting; purchase light bulbs with higher lumens. As long as the light fixture can handle the new, brighter light bulb, your room can become lighter without replacing any of the fixtures. If you’re going to install more intense light bulbs, consider installing dimmer switches for easy adjustment.

Ditch the Drapes
Big, thick curtains and drapes do a fantastic job of blocking natural sunlight from pouring into your home. Ditch this window fashion and opt for a white, lightweight shade. This shade will give you the privacy you need without blocking all of the natural light you desire. An all white shade on a sunny day can give off a glow that will really brighten up a room.

No one wants to live in a home that’s TOO dark, so make sure you add a little light to your life. For those looking to add more lights, dimmers, or have their electrical system serviced, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-8198.

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