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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Ways to Brighten Up a Room

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Ways to Brighten Up a Room

May 3, 2019

If your home doesn’t get a ton of natural light, there are ways to fake it. Here are some bright ideas gleaned from Remodelista stories this week:

1. Naked Windows

Above: We love a good window dressing, but sometimes an unadorned view is best—and brightest. Photograph by Justine Hand for Remodelista, from this week’s Remodeling 101: A Primer on Kitchen Countertops.

2. Open Doors

Next time you walk in your front door, consider leaving it wide open to let in light and, perhaps, a warm breeze, too. Photograph by Mariko Reed for Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less. See more of Serena Mitnik-Miller&#8\2\17;s inspired interior style in Required Reading: Abode, by the Owners of General Store in San Francisco.
Above: Next time you walk in your front door, consider leaving it wide open to let in light and, perhaps, a warm breeze, too. Photograph by Mariko Reed for Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less. See more of Serena Mitnik-Miller’s inspired interior style in Required Reading: Abode, by the Owners of General Store in San Francisco.

3. Bursts of Color

Alexa spills the details of this airy bedroom&#8\2\17;s unexpected color palette. Photograph by Jonathan Hokklo for Remodelista, from Steal This Look: An Idiosyncratic French Mod Bedroom in Bellport, NY.
Above: Alexa spills the details of this airy bedroom’s unexpected color palette. Photograph by Jonathan Hokklo for Remodelista, from Steal This Look: An Idiosyncratic French Mod Bedroom in Bellport, NY.

4. Fresh Greens

A no-cost way to bring the outdoors in: Snip a few branches from your favorite tree or shrub for a striking foliage arrangement. Photograph by Suzanna Scott Photography, from Serenity Now: An Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in California Wine Country.
Above: A no-cost way to bring the outdoors in: Snip a few branches from your favorite tree or shrub for a striking foliage arrangement. Photograph by Suzanna Scott Photography, from Serenity Now: An Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in California Wine Country.

5. Glass Cabinets

Cabinets with glass fronts lend a lighter feel to this quiet Swedish kitchen. Photograph courtesy of Kvänum, from Kitchen of the Week: A Hushed Old-World Swedish Design by Kvänum.
Above: Cabinets with glass fronts lend a lighter feel to this quiet Swedish kitchen. Photograph courtesy of Kvänum, from Kitchen of the Week: A Hushed Old-World Swedish Design by Kvänum.

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