7. Have Light Colored Curtains

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Taking off those thick, dark drapes and replacing them with some sheer curtains can do wonders for a room’s brightness. The sheerness of the curtains not only allows more light to come in through each window, but it also lightens up the room more when these are a pale color themselves. I took down some dark green curtain panels and replaced them with a gauze material that was light blue. I was amazed at how bright the room became.