Tips For Creating a Light, Happy Home

May 17, 2013

If you’re still feeling the winter blues this spring, it may be because your home still feels like winter. The designers at revolve have some tips for creating a modern living room that’s full of bright colours and lighting, which are shown to increase endorphins and your happiness.

Let the sun in.

It’s time to pull back the curtains and let the natural sunlight pour into your home. If you have windows in your living room or adjacent rooms, try to keep the curtains open when you are home. The increase of natural light will automatically make a huge difference. If privacy is an issue and you prefer to keep some curtains closed, choose white or light-coloured curtains that still let sunlight in, while maintaining your privacy.

No windows, no problem.

If windows are sparse in your living room, add more artificial lighting into the room. Accent your overhead lighting with a mod table lamp and floor lamps. Use energy efficient bulbs to reduce energy costs and keep your home feeling cool with all of the lights on.

White is the way to go. 

You can never go wrong with modern white furniture. Because furniture tends to dominate our living rooms, using white furniture gives the room a lighter, brighter feeling. If you’re not looking to change all your living room furniture right now, a simple, comfortable white accent chair will do the trick.

Bring in the bright colours of spring and summer.

Whether through furniture or accessories, using bold, bright colours in your living room will definitely boost the mood. Some of our favourite new bright furniture pieces are: this pink swivel chair, sleek green lounge chair, and this bright tamtam coffee table. You can also use bright accent pillows and décor to bring colour into the room.

Follow our advice and you’re sure to notice a change in your mood when spending time in your newly transformed space.

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