25 Easy Ways To Brighten Up A Moody Space

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Though most people prefer bright and open spaces, dark and moody decor is very popular now. But even choosing a dark color scheme, it’s better to balance and brighten up your room somehow, otherwise the area will look dim and oppressive. Need some ideas to brighten up your space? Here they are!

Add Color

Nothing can be better to brighten up a dark room than adding other colors and shades here. You can paint the walls, use large-scale artworks, rugs, decor, throws, blankets and much more. Dark furniture feels and looks heavy, and too much of it will make your room even more depressive than before. To brighten a dark room, opt for lighter colored, more lightweight looking pieces. Try accent pillows and throws in different colors before you invest in larger pieces, so you’ll know if you like this color in the room or not.

The best colors to make your space feel fresher is white, metallics, lavender, neutrals or even bright pops of color like green or orange.

a moody living room spruced up with a bright artwork, a fuchsia rug and a fuchsia chair

a moody living room spruced up with a bright artwork, a fuchsia rug and a fuchsia chair

a bright purple sofa, pink curtains and a blue printed rug for brightening up a moody space

a bright purple sofa, pink curtains and a blue printed rug for brightening up a moody space

touches of white and red make this dark nook bolder, cooler and more welcoming

touches of white and red make this dark nook bolder, cooler and more welcoming

a moody living room done with lots of bright neon touches looks trendy, edgy and pop

a moody living room done with lots of bright neon touches looks trendy, edgy and pop

a white floor and tan and brown colored decor and accessories give this moody space a brighter feel

a white floor and tan and brown colored decor and accessories give this moody space a brighter feel

a white countertop and a navy floor add color to the kitchen making it look fresher

a white countertop and a navy floor add color to the kitchen making it look fresher

emerald chairs and touches of gold add chic and color to the dark space making it stylish and cool

emerald chairs and touches of gold add chic and color to the dark space making it stylish and cool

a moody living room done with a white floor and colorful cushions and a gallery wall with vintage artworks

a moody living room done with a white floor and colorful cushions and a gallery wall with vintage artworks

a colorful floral chair or sofa will add color and chic to your moody space and make it catchier

a colorful floral chair or sofa will add color and chic to your moody space and make it catchier

a moody nook spruced up with a bold florla artwork and a burgundy chair for more color

a moody nook spruced up with a bold florla artwork and a burgundy chair for more color

Add Lighting

Yes, lights are the best way to open up and brighten up the space, and they will also make your room feel larger. Even the most compact rooms have space for lighting. In small spaces, don’t be afraid to hang lights from the ceiling or mount them to the wall. Tuck a floor lamp behind a sofa or go for some pendant lamps over the space.

a large vintage chandelier over the moody dining room is a gorgeous idea for more light and to highlight the decor

a large vintage chandelier over the moody dining room is a gorgeous idea for more light and to highlight the decor

use LED lights, candles and the windows you have to make your moody living room more welcoming

use LED lights, candles and the windows you have to make your moody living room more welcoming

a moody home office enlit with a large vintage chandelier that adds a refined touch and makes it less moody

a moody home office enlit with a large vintage chandelier that adds a refined touch and makes it less moody

lots of candles can be a nice idea for making a moody space brighter and more inviting

lots of candles can be a nice idea for making a moody space brighter and more inviting

a small powder room lit up with wall lamps to make it brighter, fresher and more welcoming

a small powder room lit up with wall lamps to make it brighter, fresher and more welcoming

table lamps will be a nice idea to illuminate a moody bedroom, you may also add pendant lamps

table lamps will be a nice idea to illuminate a moody bedroom, you may also add pendant lamps

a cluster of colorful pendant lamps is a nice option to illuminate your moody room

a cluster of colorful pendant lamps is a nice option to illuminate your moody room

a moody attic bedroom is refreshed with candles and lights hanging over the bed itself

a moody attic bedroom is refreshed with candles and lights hanging over the bed itself

string lights on the floor, a marquee light and some bulbs on the wall keep the space moody but not too much

string lights on the floor, a marquee light and some bulbs on the wall keep the space moody but not too much

Add Mirrors

Every dark room needs additional light, and there’s nothing better than mirrors for that. Their reflective properties extend the life of light waves in the room, helping you get a more light-filled space. Modern mirrors, especially in groups, can be a nice decoration, too, so they will double as cool decor. Get inspired!

a mirror is a must for a bathroom, and it will also help you to fill your moody space with light

a mirror is a must for a bathroom, and it will also help you to fill your moody space with light

an arched mirror opposite the window fills this moody living room with natural light

an arched mirror opposite the window fills this moody living room with natural light

a vintage powder room with a gallery wall with artworks and small mirrors to fill it with light

a vintage powder room with a gallery wall with artworks and small mirrors to fill it with light

a moody bedroom with a round mirror that reflects natural light from the window

a moody bedroom with a round mirror that reflects natural light from the window

a moody home office spruced up with a mirror that adds style to the space

a moody home office spruced up with a mirror that adds style to the space

a dark moody bedroom with a couple of mirrors in heavy and carved frames for more light and more chic

a dark moody bedroom with a couple of mirrors in heavy and carved frames for more light and more chic