How to Brighten Up Your Space This Winter
Winter is truly a magical season. Just imagine yourself on a comfortable couch, covered in a snuggly blanket while it snows outside. It doesn’t get better than that for those who appreciate cozy afternoons with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book.
However, with the cold comes the dark. The days get shorter, and with less sunlight to spare, it is important to make the most out of the light we do have. Daylight exposure is crucial for our well-being since it helps to regulate our mood and sleep schedule.
Luckily, we can make some adjustments to our home that will make our space brighter in the darkest times of the year. It will not do to spend your days in a dark living room, so let's take a look at what you can do to escape those winter blues.
The following tips will transform your home into a cheerful environment that will chase away the cold shadows while improving your quality of life.
Let there be light
Get rid of any misgivings you might have about how much ambient light is enough. For these obscure months, you should aim to fill your space with as much light as possible. Get creative with it, you'll see how your living room light improves tremendously.
There are a lot of ways you can introduce more light into your place. From cute little lamps to string lights over the walls to LED bulbs, you can combine light and style with colorful decorations to brighten up the ambiance. Go for a bouncing light effect with some LED light bulbs. Improving your light fixtures will transform any room, so get on it.
And while we are at it, why not brighten up your bed as well? Take a look at Mellanni’s collection of coverlets and duvet covers. Their stylish design and color palette will definitely upgrade the mood of your room.
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Yellow or cool white?
Light bulbs usually come in warm or cold light. Warm bulbs produce a yellow-toned light, which instantly gives any room a cozier feel. On the other side, bright white light is a cold light that is a little less friendly and comforting, however it does provide an advantage. White light makes the spaces feel a little bit bigger and can be used to mimic natural sunlight. In this case, it comes down to personal preference, each type of light has its pros and cons.
Optimize your windows
Winter is a difficult season for sunlight, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take full advantage of all the little natural light we can get. Windows are our biggest ally for this purpose!
Be sure to keep the curtains open and switch to sheer curtains or light-colored curtains for the snowy season. Try spending as much time as possible near the windows. Move your desk if you need to work or place the couch near a window for reading.
Keep your windows clean and take care to remove any obstacles that might block out any sunshine. Sunlight is key in regulating our circadian rhythm, which helps to control our sleep-wake cycles. It’s also a great booster for our mood and well-being. So don’t forget to let more light in!
Another way to improve the quality of our sleep is through a good bed sheet set, and they don’t get better than Mellanni’s. Check out our 1800 Collection Microfiber Sheet Set for a set that will keep you warm on those cold nights while keeping you cool when summer comes knocking.
Nothing beats color to brighten up your place. Be bold about it and take full advantage of all possibilities. Paint your room, add decorations, hang pictures on the wall, use a light-colored slipcover and choose colorful rugs and bedding. You can transform any room with a proper selection of light color! Try avoiding dark colours.
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Another great idea to brighten up your place is to fill it with plants. Nothing is more vibrant than life, and a few green companions will surely make your space more lively. Take care to choose low-light plants for the darker season. They are also useful to boost the decoration in any room—try getting creative with their placement.
Play with dimensions
Did you know you can use subtle tricks to change the perception of your room? There are things you can do to play with the dimensions using some color and lighting tricks. You can mix white and beige in different tones to add some diversity. Make sure to combine these variations to avoid a room that feels flat. Mirrors are also beneficial in achieving this effect through reflection. Use them to reflect light!
A well-placed duvet cover can greatly enhance how you perceive the dimension of a room. Mellanni’s Ruffle Skirted Bedspread Set is an elegant choice that will surely help in that regard.
Using our expert tips you’ll be able to transform any space into a bright beacon of light to make the most of the darker days of the year. You’ll be able to appreciate the gifts of winter from the comfort of your own home.
Never forget that every season bears a gift, so take time to fully appreciate it. Don’t forget to check on the following products to aid you on your quest:
- Take a look at Mellanni’s collection of coverlets and duvet covers. Our designs are a great addition to your bedroom decor.
- Mellanni’s 1800 Collection Microfiber Duvet Cover Set will brighten up your room with its luxurious touch.
- Play a bit with the room’s dimension with Mellanni’s Ruffle Skirted Bedspread Set. This set is cozy and elegant. You can use its color and texture to liven up your room.
- Don’t forget to give Mellanni’s Bed Sheet Sets a chance. Our 1800 Collection Microfiber Sheet Set will keep you warm and cozy for the winter months. Don’t forget you can also get them with colorful prints, to add an extra touch to the design.