How To Make Your Child’s Room Brighter Without Windows
If your little one’s bedroom has small windows, or if you feel like the light coming in from their window is not enough, you’ve probably been thinking about ways to make it brighter without relying too much on windows. The good news is that with a few decorative tips, it is possible to breathe some light and life into any light-starved room, including your child’s bedroom or playroom.
Here Are Some Tips To Help You Transform Your Child’s Inadequately-lit Room Into A Cozy, Relaxing Haven.
1. Use Artificial Light
You can supplement the natural light in your little one’s room with artificial light. As you think about how much extra light to add to your child’s room, you also need to consider the type of light you are bringing in. There are three main types to consider:
- Ambient Light: This is the overall lighting in the room, including main lights, main lamps, and other light sources.
- Task Lighting: This is the targetted, usually stronger, lighting that is used for specific tasks such as reading.
- Accent Lighting: This is the type of light that is used to highlight certain areas in the room, such as the lighting around a decorative feature in the room.
Mirrors are a great way to add light and depth to your child’s room. A strategically placed mirror can even be used to simulate the look and effect of a standard window. You can also use a mirror to give the room a nice focal point by adding a large mirror or a series of smaller mirrors to a wall. Alternatively, you can hang a large mirror opposite the doorway allowing it to reflect extra light from other rooms into your little one’s room.
3. Use Doors That Allow Light To Come In From Neighboring Rooms
You can either choose to leave your child’s doorway doorless or use a set of French doors to create the illusion of an opening that is flooded with light. If privacy is important, you can use curtains, shades, or a film over the glass.
4. Use A Lighter Color Scheme
A lighter color scheme can completely transform the room. Give the walls and ceilings a lavish coat of white paint to instantly bathe your little one’s room in brightness. White reflects light from every available light source, allowing the room to be as bright as possible. Consider using a single shade of white for both the ceiling and the walls to ensure that the edges disappear. For the floors, use a lighter-colored carpet or flooring option that will reflect light out into the room, making it appear brighter.
5. Add Some Plants To The Room
Plants are a great way to compensate for low light. They will make even the darkest rooms appear just a little brighter. For your little one’s room, you can use pots in vibrant colors to brighten things up a bit. Go for plants that can tolerate low light, such as ferns and spider plants, or you can even use artificial silk plants instead.
6. Use Clean Simple Lines
Avoid heavy, chunky furniture in your child’s room. Instead, go for clean, simple lines and low-slung furniture options that make the room feel more spacious while also allowing light to flow around the room. Also, avoid dark furniture pieces. Instead, use lighter colors in the furniture, including pale wood, light paints, and mirrored surfaces that will reflect additional light around the room.
Trying to make your child’s room brighter without using windows can be quite a challenge. However, with the tips outlined here, that goal should be a little more manageable for you. Good luck!