Having a dark room can be a challenge when decorating for a new baby. It can be hard to make the room feel both cheery and inviting. But there are several tricks and techniques you can use to brighten up that dark nursery space and make it the perfect place for your new bundle of joy.
So if the room in your home or apartment is dark, even during the afternoons, let it not get in the way of decorating a nursery you'll love. Whether the space is dark due to a low ceiling, small window, or lack of square footage, these tricks will make even the darkest nursery feel brighter.
HOW TO MAKE A DARK NURSERY LIGHT AND AIRY
1. CHOOSE THE SAME COLORS FOR THE CEILING AND WALLS
Choosing the same color for the walls and ceiling can create a more unified look to a space. If you paint everything the same color- it expands the visual space creating a feeling of spaciousness and a more open environment. It also helps create a more calming atmosphere by eliminating sharp contrast between the walls and ceiling. Additionally, it can create a greater sense of harmony and balance throughout a space, making it more visually appealing.
2. OPT FOR WHITE, OFF-WHITES AND CREAM PAINT COLORS
One way to emphasize the lightness and brightness of the room is to go with whites, off-whites, or creams on the nursery walls. Doing so can create a sense of airiness and openness that will help balance out the room.
3. Use Mirrors To Reflect Natural Light
Another way to make a dark room appear brighter is to expand the natural light. With the help of a well-placed a mirror, the natural light can reflect and spread around, giving the room an added sense of brightness without turning on any extra lights. Not only will this help your nursery look brighter, but it can also make the space feel more inviting. It's a small tweak that can make a big difference – and you don't have to break the bank to do it. A simple mirror in the right spot can make your baby's nursery look more inviting.
4. Utilize Accent Lighting
Accent lighting, such as table and floor lamps, is an excellent way to make a dark room look bright. For example, if you have a dark nook, strategically positioning a table lamp can help lighten up the area and make it look more inviting. Additionally, you can pair accent lighting with overhead lightingnto make the nursery feel more open and airy. Ambient lighting, such as wall sconces, also helps to create an inviting atmosphere and draw attention to special features in the room.
5. INVEST IN NURSERY FURNITURE WITH LIGHT WOOD TONES
Light wood tones bring a sense of brightness to the room and reflect natural light, adding a luminous glow. The muted hues in light wood furniture provide just enough contrast with the walls and flooring to add depth and visual interest without looking too busy or overwhelming. Light-tone wood furniture also helps to bring a sense of coziness and warmth to the room, making it inviting and comfortable.
6. GO WITH PALE COLORED FLOORING
Whether it's pale wood flooring, a pale carpet, or a rug- it can give a sense of spaciousness and instantly brighten up a dark nursery. If you are choosing a rug for a dark space, pick one- a couple of shades lighter than your nursery walls. You'll be impressed by the sense of airiness it creates.