With summer just around the corner, what better time to brighten up your home?


The first thing to do is to assess your existing decor and decide what simple changes can be made to make the biggest impact – for example, wall and ceiling colours, lighting and decor.

Wall Colour

A very cost-effective and easy way of letting light into your home is to paint your ceiling white. Don’t worry that this will make your home look clinical, as white is a neutral colour it doesn’t absorb colour and will reflect light instead and increase the brightness in your room. If you like a natural look or have large pieces of furniture, then you could also paint the walls white, which will maximise the light, or choose to have an accent wall in a different colour for an ultra-modern look.


Natural light reduces the need for harsh lighting. Investing in some Cheltenham double glazing windows can make your home feel brand new. For inspiration visit https://www.firmfix.co.uk/windows/ and look at their gallery, or check out some lifestyle magazines in your local newsagents. You could also check out https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/interiors.

Bringing an old room back to life can be fun. If the room is overlooked, you may want to consider blinds which can let the light in but not compromise your privacy. Alternatively, if your room is at the back of the house, you could get some light-coloured curtains in colours which coordinate with your accessories.


Of course, you will need lights, and something as simple as a floor lamp, different bulbs or installing a dimmer switch can change the whole mood and ambience of a room.

Finally, why not brighten up your room with some colourful furnishings? If you decide on the accent coloured wall, you could get matching accessories such as cushions, or picture frames. Or if you decide to paint the whole room white, then coloured accessories can look great whilst still giving you that lovely bright appearance. A couple of easy to keep floor plants can also give it that fresh look and aroma.


Lastly, don’t forget the floor. Having wooden or laminate flooring has become very popular in recent times and has the added advantage of being easy to clean. The addition of a cosy rug can give it the perfect finishing touch.