I’ve tried to help readers and friends find a way to brighten up their homes, I’ve discovered 10 key elements that I seem to recommend time and time again.
LIGHT WALLS AND CEILINGS
I’m not saying every wall has to be white, but the color of our walls is pretty foundational to setting the correct tone to our space.
Cool colors like blues, greens, grays and purples will help your spaces feel light and serene, like the ocean.
My husband is a die-hard lover of all things wood. But I’ve found the darker woods can start to feel too heavy in our home.
WHITE WASHED WOOD TONES
The next time someone tells you white is boring, try telling them how complex white can be.
WHITE ON WHITES
I particularly love the neutral backdrop when I’m ready to change color schemes in my home. All it takes is a few different throw pillows and blankets, and it feels new and fresh again.
No lightbulb could ever come close to feeling as good as sunlight streaming through a window. If you have a say, try to ensure the most lived in rooms have natural light.