How to make a room brighter?


I have metal ceiling and walls and wood on opposit other wall! But I seems dark in my house sometimes! Should I white wash my wood walls or would I ruin the look? I figure the white would help brighten up living and dining area?

q how to make room brighter
q how to make room brighter
  7 answers
  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 23, 2019

    White-washing walls would make for a brighter look!! ,,..and that beautiful wood would look terrific!

  • Ajohnsonfamily Ajohnsonfamily on Apr 23, 2019

    Thanks Nan that’s what I’m thinking it’s breaking the news to my husband now! Lol ... we let the fence set for two years outside to age wood just didn’t realize with limited windows how not bright it would land up being in house! Especially when interior walls used to be beautiful but overly done Spanish yellow! Thanks again

  • Gul2756581 Gul2756581 on Apr 23, 2019

    Paint the wall brighte color like white and use bright colors furntures.

  • Beth Beth on Apr 23, 2019

    Is there any way to paint the ceiling? I love your walls as-is, but it is a little dark with both the ceiling and the walls.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 23, 2019

    I would add bright lights, mirrors, light colored furniture, and twinkle lights to brighten it up. Paint the door but not the wood.

    • Ajohnsonfamily Ajohnsonfamily on Apr 23, 2019

      Kathy I recently painted the door turquoise sorry you can’t see in pic! It was white but did not much or have a country appeal to it!

  • on Apr 23, 2019

    It can be tough to convince husbands to paint wood! :) What about trying some light and bright accessories? Some mirrors, lighter colored art, accessories that are light or have some metallic sparkle. Light area rugs, pillows and throws? Maybe some more lamps?

  • Achla Bahl Madan Achla Bahl Madan on Apr 23, 2019

    Lighter paint colors, white wash the wall paneling, mirror or framed paintings opposite the window or facing the sunny side. I do not think ceiling will do much, a few floor lamps would help. Achla

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