In recent years, many people have found themselves in their homes more often than not. Whether you have started to work from home full time or if you simply don’t go out as much as you used to, you too might be at home more regularly these days.

Unfortunately, being in the house all the time, either working from home or simply taking it easy, can lead you to realise that the rooms in your home aren’t quite as bright and welcoming as they could be. Perhaps you never really took the time before now to think about decorating your home, or maybe you just never had the time or motivation to do so.

No matter what your reasons for a change may be, brightening up a room in your home need not be as complicated as you might think. It might only take a few strategic changes to create the sort of atmosphere in your home that you can truly enjoy.

With this in mind, if you are looking to brighten up a certain room in your home, here are a few easy ways in which you can do just that.

Add Some Plants

Not only can the right plants instantly brighten up a room from a design standpoint, they can also improve the air quality of that room. The leaves of plants act almost as air purifiers by releasing more oxygen into the air throughout the day.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to have much of a green thumb, you don’t have to be afraid of incorporating house plants into your room décor. There are many plants that are relatively low maintenance and simple to care for.

When choosing your plants, you might wish to take into account the colours they could bring to the room. There are many great house plants that have large green leaves that would add a pop of nature into the picture. A Bird Of Paradise plant has bright green leaves that are complemented by eye-catching orange blooms. This is a great option for those who are new to caring for plants as well.

Bring in the Light

It might sound almost too obvious, but one of the best ways to brighten up a room is to literally bring in more light. Natural light is best, of course, however, there are plenty of indoor lighting options that would do the trick as well. Above all, make sure that you aren’t allowing your room to remain dark and dingy throughout the day.

Use Colour Wisely

Some people might have a tendency to overcorrect when they are trying to brighten up a room by adding an overwhelming amount of colour. While a pop of colour here and there can have the desired effect, too much will create a busy, unorganised look.

Consider incorporating some colourful throws and cushions into the mix or perhaps a bright area rug. The right pictures on the wall can also contribute to the right amount of colour for the space that you are trying to brighten up. Just make sure that the colours you use are all cohesive and complementary.

Claire Preece