Recessed lighting fixtures or commonly referred to as “can lights” can brighten up the ceiling without being obtrusive to the eye. Consider installing a dimmer switch to have versatile lighting control.
The more windows and doors your walls have the darker the wall color can be. If you have very small windows or only a few opt for lighter shades of the darker hue to make the room feel brighter and larger.
Letting natural light into a dark colored room will help the colors read more inviting and allow you to coordinate shades of dark textiles and finishes with lighter ones. Add sheers or lightweight and light colored drapery at windows to allow natural light to pour in but to control harsh glares when the sun is bright.
If you love the look of rich and dark-colored kitchen cabinetry and dark flooring consider using lighter finish countertops or mix and match lighter cabinetry alongside your dark ones.
We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements at our fingertips our lives are made easier which is fortunate considering the fast-paced lives most of us lead.
Not only does this allow you to make sure lights are off when you are gone to save electricity it also allows you to turn them on at specific times if you would like it to look like you are home. This also helps increase the safety and security of your home.