How can I improve the decoration of my living room? by Julie Kircher

Answer by Julie Kircher:


I love your living room decor! Though I do agree with you, the walls are a bit dark. Here are a few things you can do to brighten up your space.


Mirrors are great for helping a space look bigger, and for reflecting light. This, in turn, makes a space brighter. You can go with large, oversized mirrors like the one above, or even lots of small mirrors, like below. The one below is also on a darker wall like what you have, so this may be something to consider if you don’t want to paint your walls at this time.

New Wall Color

This is the first thing that came to mind. Since the walls are dark, perhaps change the color. You can pick anything from lighter beiges, white, off whites, or even shades of pale, pale blue or silver. All four of these walls are different colors (white, beige-white, pale blue, and pale silver, respactively) and you can see how they really help keep the room bright. And, these colors should still go with your current decor!

More Lighting

You have an awesome source of natural lighting, but other than that it only looks like you have the one light fixture. I can’t tell if the awesome looking lamp like thing in the corner is a functioning lamp or not, but I would say another thing you could do is to add in more lighting. Try something fun and different that does with your decor. Cool lamps, string lights, another fixture in the ceiling if you have the ability. That would also help make the space seem brighter and less dark.

I hope these ideas help you brighten up your living room and turn it into a space you love!

If you would like more information, check out these posts here!

The Bigger, The Better: Oversized Floor Mirrors – FurnishMyWay Blog

Unique Lamps to Brighten Your Day – FurnishMyWay Blog

Mood Lighting: Light Up Your Life One Bulb at a Time – FurnishMyWay Blog

How can I improve the decoration of my living room?