Brightening a room doesn't have to be expensive. Learn how to add light to a room without lamps!

3 Easy Ways to Brighten up a Space Without Lamps

Lighting can be extremely expensive. Even if you go the IKEA route. I’m not a big thrift store/Value Village fan (I cannot stand the smell of those establishments), but I do love to collect antiques. The problem with collecting antiques is that the price tags can get pretty hefty. A beautiful lamp could cost you more than the brand-new one in store! Of course, that’s not why you’re buying that gold 50’s lamp; it’s to dress up your rich mahogany smoking room. Everyone has one, right?
Anyways, lighting can be expensive. Alas, it makes a room brighter, the colours pop, and you know, makes it easy for you to see. Unless you’re living by fire and candle-light (how romantic!), chances are you’re going to have to buy a lamp (or 3) to liven up a room. But, you don’t have to! Here are 3 ways you can brighten up any room without adding yet another lamp:

Learn how to brighten up any room with just three simple things

Plants make everything better. They smell good, they look good, they help with the environment and clean the air. Ahh, breathe in that purified air of your home. Plants are a great way to liven up a room (get it. Because they’re alive?) and make a blah space brighter. Simple greens can take a boring space to a whole other level and can make colours stand out and look richer.




Mirror mirror on the wall, how do I give this room more light? Add a mirror or two to keep the colours, and light from your window, bouncing off one another. Mirrors can make a room look much larger than it is, look cute, plus they make it easy for mid-afternoon make-up touch-ups.


Learn how fresh flowers brighten up any room!|

Fresh flowers:
But, fresh flowers aren’t cheap! Well, they are if you get them from your garden. If you don’t have a garden, I strongly suggest you start a fresh cut garden; it’s so lovely to have fresh flowers from your garden all spring, summer and fall. Let me just say it, again: fresh garden flowers.

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