Nothing ruins great interior design faster than a drab, dark room. Sometimes it’s a lack of available light that ruins the mood and other times it’s your dark choice of furniture and décor. Whatever the cause, you don’t want to wake up one day and realise you’re living in a dark, dreary, lifeless room!
Overly dark designs might not be a great option but fortunately they’re not the end of the world either. So what do you do if you want to brighten up a room?
You could install some more lighting fixtures but all that would do is drown you in yellow light and send up your electrical bills. Another option is to throw open the windows but then you face glare in your eyes and nosy neighbours.
The easiest way to brighten up your room might be to start from the ground up, with whitewashed floorboards. Let us tell you all about it.
Whitewashed flooring is a simple way to freshen up your home and give it a breezy, coastal feeling.
Whitewashing floors is a technique for brightening up your timber by applying and wiping away a white stain. This gives you a brighter, earthier finish by highlighting the natural grain in your wood.
While a white washed timber floor doesn’t technically create its own light it does the next best thing. Its bright and beautiful surface can spread all throughout your room, benefiting not just the floor, but the surrounding décor. Here’s a few ways that whitewashed flooring can help:
It creates a lighter surface to build your rooms around compared to darker wood floors
It can break up the colours for your eyes – great if you have darker furniture in the rest of your room
It only gets brighter and whiter looking when the sun strikes it
Lighter shades can create a sense of openness and airiness so your room looks bigger too
One of the other great benefits of whitewashed floors is undoubtedly their versatility. You can use them in almost any room. Here are just a few great ideas.
Nothing says natural and elegant quite like a well-designed kitchen. Bring your perfect kitchen to life with beautiful white floorboards. Kitchens usually have great access to natural light too, meaning they can take full advantage of that brighter design.
Engineered timber flooring also looks great in bedrooms. Create a clean and bright design that’s sure to give you some get up and go in the morning. Pair your whitewashed floors with a wall mirror to enhance the sense of space a whiter floor gives you.
Finally, of course, white washed floors work a treat in the living room. They create a sophisticated yet understated space and provide much needed light to one of the most used spaces in the home.
So there you have it; whitewashed floors, an easy lighting solution for almost every room in the house. Get these great floors in your home and enjoy the benefits.