How to Brighten Up a Dark Room with 4 Simple Updates

Everyone knows that natural sunlight is important for you, as it is the best way to get vitamin D. But bright and cheerful surroundings aren’t just good for your health. They can improve your mood and they can raise the resale value of your home. There are many ways to brighten a room, some more involved than others. Here at The Window Depot, our expert Home Improvement door and window installers know that nothing beautifies an interior space like good old natural sunlight. Here, we’re going to cover the simplest and most effective ways to go about letting the sunshine in.


Four Home Remodel Projects to Brighten & Beautify any Room

There’s nothing mysterious about adding light, a sense of space, and cheer to your interior spaces. Here are four simple ways to go about it.


1. Light & Color

A fresh coat of paint can make a room shine all by itself, especially if your walls are any color other than white. That’s one reason why shades of off-white are the most common interior colors. Adding large art prints is another good way to create a feeling of space, color, and light. Having something beautiful to cast your gaze on creates a subliminal sense of space all by itself. Finally, adding large mirrors not only makes a room seem larger. It also reflects light that would otherwise be absorbed by non-reflecting objects. Mirrors effectively double the amount of light that touches them.


2. Add or Expand a Window

Adding a window may be the simplest renovation method to add light to a room, and it can be done in several ways. You can increase the number of windows. You can expand an existing window, enlarge it, or turn it into a bay window with a comfy spot to sit and read. It all depends on your preference and the layout and orientation of the room.


3. Install a Double Glass Door

If the room is adjacent to a favorite outdoor or recreation space, installing a double glass door not only adds more light but also turns the room into an adjoining favorite space. This adds value to both areas and makes enjoying your favorite activities so much easier. Just wait and see the way you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to enjoy the convenience!

3. Install a New Skylight

Many people only enjoy the sunshine at the start and the end of the day. Letting the sunshine in at midday adds precious hours to the amount of direct sunlight a room will get. This is a surprisingly valuable renovation type for offices, kitchens, workshops, or any productive space.



Light and elbow room are the two things that most enhance the value of a home. They create a sense of ease and openness, giving you easy assess both visually and physically to the things that matter most. To learn more about adding beautiful natural light to your home, get in touch with our professional team at The Window Depot today.