How to lighten a dark room

If you’re looking to brighten up a dark room, there are plenty of ways to do it! We’ve rounded up our top tips below.


  • If you're looking to make your home brighter, consider painting your floor white. It's a good idea to have a neutral base color that will show off the brightness of your new rug and other items in the room.
  • Painting your floor white is an easy way to add light to any space. The color will bounce light around the room and make it feel brighter without being too harsh on the eyes.
  • Create a focal point with an area rug. Choose one that coordinates with the rest of your decor, but is also large enough to be seen from across the room. We love this one!
  • Try a high-gloss ceiling. You can use paint or even putty to create a glossy finish on the ceiling, which will bounce light around the room and make it feel brighter.
  • Ditch heavy curtains and window treatments for lighter options like sheer curtains or sheers paired with bright art or mirrors to bounce light around your space.
  • Select bright art—like this piece by [artist name]—that has lots of white space and makes use of saturated colors like red, yellow, green, and blue which all reflect light back into the room (like this print).
  • Hang mirrors on opposite windows for an instant illusion of more light coming in through those windows.


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