Brightening up a dark room seems like the ultimate tough task. If for some reason you can’t do a major renovation, there are some easier ways to do it. Here you will find chic, foolproof ideas that will help you get the most out of your room.
Bright wall art
When it comes to artwork, you want to go the easier route. The lighter your artwork, the larger the room will be. If you have a darker room that feels empty or a little too dark, consider adding art with light hues to make the room feel inviting. A bold work of art with bright tones brings any room to life with a brightening effect.
Bring some bold wallpaper and maximize the space and your decorating style. In addition, this form of decoration allows you to use as much of your personality as possible. Keep it chic and optimal by using bright shades of color woven into your beloved pattern.
Light wooden floor
If a room needs additional lighting, it is best to opt for light wood floors. Light wood works great as it is generally charming. Lightly stained floors are also great for high-traffic spaces as they are great at masking scratches and other tidbits that can make darker wood look grubby after a while.
Remove any dark and heavy areas and furniture, and select a translucent object. Whether you’re using translucent or lighter curtains, or changing the furniture completely, you’ll want lighter colors that are almost too plain to ever feel heavy. Combine your translucent elements with darker elements for a soft contrast that also brightens the room.
Floating furniture is popular because it has a cool, modern look and it saves space. While you can find many ready-made pieces in stores, you can also make some to fit your own space exactly. Sideboards, shelves, desks, and many other pieces of furniture can be made floating; Such pieces fit in Scandinavian, modern, minimalist, industrial and even vintage rooms - give them a look that you need. Now I want to share some tutorials for those of you who are feeling smart and ready to do something. Find the coolest floating shelves, sideboards and bedside tables here.
This little shelf is so cool not only because it's floating, but also because it offers some storage space inside. Keep your little things inside to make them hidden! Make as many shelves as you need - the tutorial is pretty simple - and enjoy!
Every dining room or kitchen needs some shelves to store dishes, photos, and other things. Make some comfortable and durable pine floating shelves and mount them on the wall for convenient storage and display. Read the instructions to find out how to make them.
This comfortable floating shelf is very small, but a little different: it also has a back! It makes it more stable and convenient for storage - even the smallest items don't fall anywhere. Read how to make the piece in the tutorial and enjoy.
These stylish floating shelves have a live edge, which is a hot trend in modern decor: a live edge gives the room a rustic flair. This tutorial will walk you through how to make the shelves and attach them to each wall to make them stable.
Do you need something a little more creative? Here are floating bookshelves! And I'm not just talking about shelves for books - they're real shelves made of books. Such a cool and interesting display! You can put anything on it: vases with flowers, cameras, souvenirs and other things.
Here's another floating shelf idea, and this piece is eco-friendly because it's made from driftwood. A great idea for a beach-inspired or boho room! Although any wood would be sufficient if you have other wood on hand, it's fine. Read how to make and attach this shelf.
This shelf is a perfect piece for a girl's corner as it is a floating shelf with a secret room. You will get storage space on and on the shelf - a good idea for storing jewelry and other things. Read how to make a shelf with a secret and enjoy the result!
Make a floating buffet for your dining area or breakfast nook! Such a buffet looks modern and yet neutral enough, offers plenty of storage space and is easy to put together. The basis for the vehicle will be the IKEA Metod cupboard, which has a pretty wooden panel made from a wooden panel. Looks good!
Here's another cool floating piece, and it's a floating sideboard. It's a glossy white piece that's covered with light-colored plywood for a more stylish touch. Offers plenty of storage space and fits perfectly into a modern room. Choose the plywood color that goes with your room decor.
We love to hack IKEA! The IKEA Besta shelf is a perfect piece to create a stylish floating sideboard. Take a white one and get some matching doors, then some aspen wood to make a cool sideboard top. Cover the top with polyurethane for durability.
This long and stylish sideboard was made from IKEA kitchen cabinet tops mounted directly on the wall in traditional sideboard. The sideboard received a plywood top and elegant buttons for a cool look. Check out how to peel the whole piece off and attach it to the wall.
Another IKEA hack is here! This floating sideboard consists of three IKEA cabinets (above the refrigerator cabinets with Applad doors) with the Ikea mounting rails and fittings. To make it look more stylish, the sideboard is covered with a natural wooden top.
Floating bedside tables
This small bedside table is ideal for those who don't have space in the bedroom and perfect for those who love to read as the base of this bedside table is a pile of books. You can put anything you want on it: a glass of water, a phone, glasses and so on.
If your bedroom is modern or Scandinavian, this bedside shelf is a perfect fit! The piece is made from a couple of pine boards and is relatively small so you won't put much on top of it, but it will only make a few pieces. Can be built in a few minutes, have fun!
A standard closet door can easily be converted into a floating bedside table. Renovate the door to your liking and give it a look that fits your bedroom style. Then just clip it to the wall and read the instructions - it's easy!
This bedside table looks like a box and offers more storage space than a small floating shelf. Build the wooden box and paint or varnish it to your liking. Then add little finishing nails to make the box's bedside table look cooler and bolder. Enjoy!