It takes a lot more than careful color scheme, furniture and accessory selection to add personality to your home, especially when you’re working with neutral hues and dull backdrop colors. So what’s the best course of action in such cases? How can you brighten up the dull look and add tons of character to it in the process? Let’s take a look:
1. That one big contrast element
So the first thing you need in order to brighten up a dull interior design is to go for a large contrast element that will complement your dull ambiance. It can be anything – a piece of furniture, statement art, or even a wall material. The trendy incomplete brick wall effect in this image is a great example of how you can go for this technique.
2. Lots of natural light
One of the key elements to brighten up your dull interior designs include an abundance of natural light as it adds a brand new quality to the whole ambiance. So if you’re trying to breathe new life into a dull interior design, then it’s always recommended that you go for large windows to let in lots of sunlight.
3. Artificial lighting
While natural light is always important to add a fresh look to otherwise dull spaces, you can never make a complete impact without the help of artificial lighting. You can brighten up all the dull areas by getting strategic with your lighting design. You can install tract lights to create impressive accents on dull colored wall and go for stylish cove lights in ceilings to get a glamorous vibe.
4. Use your furnishings
Your furniture is not simply a functional element. It has a huge decorative impact on the whole space, so use it to create bright spots in your dull design. If your floor is a dull colored wood, then the media console can be its brighter counterpart. If the sofa is understated in color and fabric, then you can use the framing and the cushions to add a pop of life and color to it.
5. The arrangement adds life
Your layout matters a lot in many aspects, but it can also help you brighten up the whole ambiance. Just make sure that you do not end up making the scene cluttered. Instead, make sure that the whole scene is ‘filled up’ in all the right places so as not to take away from the liveliness of the whole space.