Design Dilemma: The Windowless Room
No windows? No problem.
Natural light is the best, but there are plenty of windowless room solutions that can help you make your living spaces a little brighter with the light that you do have.
When Cree reached-out on Twitter, we asked some west elm Home Stylists to share their go-to windowless living room design tips.
One thing that everyone agreed on: mirrors are your friend. They double your light and there are some cool options out there that really add character.
Read on for 4 more proven style tips that you can use to up the brightness in your home – whether you have windows or not.
“Create a wall of your favorite art over a sitting area using a mix of mirrored + metallic frames that reflect light. Not only will this help make the most of the light that you have, a statement wall of art is a classic way to showcase your personality.”
– Katherine Fellows, west elm Lincoln Park
“Go with lighter color furniture + accessories to create an airy feel in any room. And you’ll make the space appear larger. Also important: stick to low contrast colors so your eye doesn’t get drawn to the big blue dresser in the corner.”
– Colleen McCarthy, west elm Burlington
“Mirrored furniture and accessories are an alternative way to reflect light. A Herringbone Mirror Coffee Table in your living room will brighten the space and add a little glamorous detail.”
– Rosie Holman, west elm London
“Good lighting is an art. Use a combination of direct + indirect sources. Drop a pendant light or chandelier in the center of the room, then pair it with table lamps around the space. Choose lamps with white shades + metallic bases – like the Metallic Honeycomb or Mini Abacus Table Lamps – it will really help the light bounce around.”
– Sandra Guzman, west elm Salt Lake City