7 Effortless Ways to Brighten Your Bedroom
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7 Effortless Ways to Brighten Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s where you rest, rejuvenate and take a break from the chaos of everyday life. Although your bedroom is made for sleeping in the dark, that doesn’t mean you can’t brighten it up in the off hours. A brighter bedroom makes it easier to get out of bed in the morning. Incorporating bright colors and installing new lights will energize you so you feel ready to approach the day with a cheerful attitude and outlook. See seven effortless ways to brighten your bedroom and turn it into a restful retreat you never imagined possible.

1. Replace Old Furniture
Your first order of business should be to replace or refresh the big ticket items in your bedroom, which is the furniture. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or gut the entire room, but you do need to be a bit creative and open with your selections. Old, dark furniture will bring down the look of the room and magnify any outdated pieces. If you do use dark furniture, you'll want to make sure the rest of your décor is uplifting. This doesn’t mean you can’t use antique or used furniture, it just means you need to be mindful about what type of items you’re picking and, if necessary, be willing to add a fresh coat of paint.

2. Update to A Black & White Color Scheme 
Using a black and white color scheme will automatically draw in bright features and materials that’ll be easy for light to reflect. Make white the main focus and use black for your accents. The bedroom pictured in the image above does a nice job of this by adding a few small pieces of dark furniture to a white background and delicately including black in the bedding.

3. Enhance Your Window Treatments
Keep your bedroom treatments simple with sleek lines and soft fabrics. Layer your window coverings by using blinds and drapes together to add more depth to your room. It’s a great way to blend colors and add some pizzazz. you can also layer two styles of drapes together. Thin inner drapes will be used for privacy while thick outer ones will act as decorative pieces. Cheerful curtains and light colors will help open up space and look beautiful when the windows are open and the wind blows.

4. Spruce Up Your Walls
Your walls are another major factor in how brightness plays a role in your bedroom. Dark and dreary paint will kill the ambiance of the room, so stay away from it unless you’re going for a dim or dramatic look. There are a few different ways to make your walls pop, including applying new paint and wallpaper. When selecting your paint color, consider what each color represents and how it’ll affect the mood of the room. Wall art and decals are two budget-friendly and effortless ways to bring a splash of color and vibrancy to your bedroom

5. Add Cheerful Bedding & Pillows
Your bedding is probably the most important décor item in your bedroom. It not only keeps you warm and cozy, but your comforter and pillows also function to bring an aesthetic appeal to your room. Updating your bedding is smart to do every so often due to wear and tear and changes in styles. Your pillows are your savior when it comes to making practical and uplifting updates to your bedroom.

6. Get Creative with Your Lighting
We all know we need lights in our home, but don’t always take the time to choose the best lighting for our individual rooms. Lighting is everything and oftentimes gets overlooked on the list of enhancements that should be made when updating and remodeling. Lamps, back lighting and installing recessed can lights are all great ways to draw in more light and brighten up your space

7. Use Bright & Shiny Décor 
The fun part about making over your bedroom is that you get to personalize the space with your own style through the décor. The details and finishing touches may be last on the list, but they’re the most important items in the room. Your decoration can make or break the sophistication of your bedroom.

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