It doesn’t take a master’s degree in interior design to brighten up your living room. This can be done with or without the addition of lighting. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money, either. All it takes is a keen eye for items that match your own sense of style.

Of course, if one so chooses, the right furniture alongside the right lighting can definitely help brighten up a room. Get in touch with Broadway Furniture in Tigard for all your furniture and lighting needs.

We’ve got many stunning and modern lamps that add light to a room without adding clutter — sleek and transparent designs that provide a warm and welcoming glow to your living room ensemble.

With the right furniture and lighting, the additional tips listed below will have you well on your way to brightening up your living room without breaking the bank.

In the meantime, check out these potential changes to a room’s decor that can help brighten up a living room — or any other room, for that matter. Just follow these three simple, energy-efficient steps to brighten up your living space. These tips can help even dark rooms feel brighter.

1. Repaint the walls

If your walls are currently a darker shade, consider lightening and brightening them up with a new coat of white paint. Or, if you’re in a springtime mood throughout the year, try pink or lavender.

A modern looking dining room sectionalThere are many wonderful paint color options that enhance natural light and/or reflect light to brighten a dark room. Choose sunshiny yellow or powder blue. Even certain hues of gray can make a room seem not only brighter big bigger as well.

And if you’re thinking of adding new pieces of furniture to your decor, choose something lighter to go with that new paint color scheme. Broadway Furniture loves to customize, so let us know what you’re looking for in terms of fabrics, colors, designs, and patterns.

2. Mirror, mirror, on the wall …

The strategic placement of mirrors near existing light sources can really add brightness and depth to your living room space. The same goes for mirrors placed near candles and other light Bamboo Bliss Mirror to illustrate how to brighten up your living room

Don’t overdo it with mirrors, though. Leave your walls with a lot of empty space to avoid crowding yourself out of your mind with an unintentional funhouse mirror effect.

3. Carpets and rugs and drapes, oh my!

Decorate your living room with the right — and light — shades of throw rugs, area rugs, curtains, drapes, and blinds. Avoid heavy drapery, though, when considering window treatments; even light shades of drapes can make a room feel crowded since they tend to be thicker and pile on the floor even when hung properly.

A light-colored throw or light patterned rug can do wonders for the overall brightness of a room, especially if you have dark flooring or wood flooring.

What ideas do you have when it comes to making your living room light and bright? Broadway Furniture can help with some of the more traditional methods, including a fine selection of light fixtures, table lamps, and more.

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