Ways to make your bedroom look brighter and seem bigger

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Arguably, the bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house – ideally, we should spend around a third of our life asleep, after all. That’s why it’s so important for your bedroom to be a comfortable haven where you feel happy and relaxed. You don’t want to feel as though you live and sleep in a claustrophobic, dingy, dungeon! There are certain methods of creating the feel of a bigger, brighter space, which should make your bedroom a much more pleasant environment to be in. Let’s take a look at ways you can make your bedroom look brighter and seem bigger…


Surprise, surprise, first up on the list is lighting. Bedroom LED bulbs at Ultra LEDs are the perfect way to illuminate your room to the fullest. As well as this, they are also great for conserving energy, and in turn, saving you money without compromising on the quality. LEDs last much longer than their halogenic competitors (around 10x longer, or even more). Their durability and low heat emission makes them particularly well-suited for the bedroom but they are great for any room in the home. On top of this, they are totally affordable to buy and install – in the long run, they’re a fantastic investment that you won’t regret. 

Think outside of the box

The way your bedroom is arranged has a huge impact on how big and bright it feels. If your room is really small, then maybe it’s time to get creative. You could consider a sofa that turns into a bed so that you have more space in the day, a sleeper loft bed which is basically a one-bed bunk bed where you can fill the space underneath with a desk or seating area. Or, on the other hand, you can create more ‘above’ space in your bedroom by keeping everything lower to the ground, including your bed and seating (think floor beds with no frame and bean bags). Avoid things like obtrusive headboards and huge, thick curtains – minimalism is key here. 


On the subject of minimalism, it’s time to declutter! Go around your bedroom and examine every item in your room. Ask yourself when you last used it and if it adds something to your bedroom or not. Be brutal with this, as there will definitely be some items you come across that you just don’t need – they can be sold, given away, or moved to another room in your home if needs be. Make the most of the space you have and don’t fill it with unnecessary mess! Your room will feel more spacious straight away. Plus, without “stuff” on your window ledge, for example, more natural light can enter your bedroom, which again, makes your room brighter and gives the effect of more space.

Light walls

A simple trick to open and bright your room up is to paint the walls in light colours. White is preferable but you can go for whatever you like. The science behind this is that white is light-reflective, whilst darker colours absorb light. Painting your walls in white or pastel shades will make your room feel brighter and bigger, instantly transforming it. 

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