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4 Ways to Style a Dark Room

Brighten up your space with these easy must-dos

Photography: Paolo Feliciano

Renting a room with minimal lighting can make your space look dull and uninviting. Since you can't just work on major renovation projects, you can work on easy updates that surely pack a punch instead!

Here are a few things that you can do to improve your space and make it just a little bit brighter and cozier: 

Decorate with mirrors

Mirrors visually enhance a space. Place them in a strategic spot so it can catch and reflect light. Avoid placing a mirror in front of a cluttered and busy area as doing so will only double the eyesore. 

Use neutral sheets

If your bedroom has dark and bold colors, you may want to use light-colored and neutral sheets. This will help create contrast and make the space seem bigger and brighter. Aside from white, you can also use shades such as sage green and beige for a relaxing vibe.

READ: Color Psychology for Your Home

Hang frames

Consider sprucing up a wall at home with framed photos and posters. Frames with a light background can help break the dullness in dark room.

Add movable light fixtures

Use an extra lamp to brighten up your space. Opt for LED lamps that you can place on your bedside table.

READ: Desk Lamp 101

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