A bright home can translate into a happy home, especially in the winter. If you are feeling the winter blues every year, it may be time to make some home improvements that will help ease those feelings and prepare you for spring.
How to make your home brighter:
- Bring your outdoor lights inside
- Use LED lights
- Put up mirrors
- Get some indoor plants
Bring your outdoor lights inside
Do you have outdoor string lights that you keep on your patio? If so, bring those inside and drape them on your fireplace, mantel, shelf, or whatever space you have available. They aren’t the perfect lighting fixture but they can surely remind you of happier and warmer times.
Use LED lights
LED lights are ideal because they are bright and give off a white light compared to other light bulbs that give off a more yellow light. If you are wanting to brighten up your space, then make sure you switch out all of your bulbs ASAP. LED lights may also save you energy when it comes to your bill which is good for your pocketbook.
Put up mirrors
Hanging up mirrors in your home is a great way to spice up your decor as well as help the light bounce around in your home. Opening up your curtains and letting the light in will help liven up any living space, but adding a few mirrors around the house will help spread the light. If you are worried about looking at yourself every time you pass the mirror, you can always buy smaller mirrors and spread them out in a more artsy way on your walls.
Get some indoor plants
Nothing reminds you more of spring and summer sun than the color green. Buying some indoor plants and setting them around your house can help remind you of simpler and warmer times. You will want to do your research before buying any indoor plants not only to ensure you have enough sunlight coming in for their needs but also to ensure that they are not toxic to your pets. If continuous care isn’t your thing, you can always opt for artificial plants and greenery that will stay green all year long.
All of these tips are great to implement especially if you are selling your home in the winter. Staging your home to sell is the first step in a successful and timely sale. If you have questions about home buying or selling, be sure to contact one of our expert agents today.