How to brighten dark corners of a room

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Lighting the home is a big task. Though it may seem like a top light in each room is enough, there are many lighting styles and layering forms that can completely change how a room looks. Certain areas of a room, however, require more lighting than others. We are talking, of course, about the dark corners. But how do you brighten dark corners of a room in a way that is stylish and not overwhelming? Here are some tips to get you started!

Consider function

Before you add any lighting to your dark corners, you need to think about what those corners are used for. For example, is one dark area an alcove that you intend to convert into a bookshelf? Or perhaps you wish to create the perfect reading nook? When you determine the function of each dark corner, choosing the correct lighting options will be a breeze!

Lamps, spotlights and sconces

Once you know what each dark corner is for, you can then look at your lighting choices. Task lighting is perfect for shelving and displaying particular possessions you’d like to bring to focus. If you want a cosy corner to curl up in at the end of the day, a lamp might be your best option. However, if you intend to keep the space simple with maybe a small console table, sconces are a lovely choice.

Be smart with your lampshade choices

If you do choose a lamp to brighten your dark corners, they make wonderful decorative accents. However, it’s important to keep your lighting goals in mind. Lighter lampshades will bring more light into the room, but darker lampshades will keep the light more localised.

Warm things up

When lighting any area in your home, it’s always important to make sure it is warm an inviting. This means you should avoid and bulbs that could create a cold atmosphere. Lights with warm tones are a great way to accomplish this and help release melatonin at the end of a long day.


Finally, if you’d like to use your dark corners to help bounce light around the room, mirrors can certainly aid this. Window-style mirrors are trending high at the moment and come in many designed that complement almost any room. If you feel you need additional help in lighting your dark corners, a mirror may be a suitable option.

Brighten your dark corners with lighting from ABM

Are you ready to add light to the darkest corners of your home? If so, you need the best products. At ABM Electrical Wholesale, we have plenty of lighting solutions for whatever you may need. If you don’t know where to begin, get in touch! We are more than happy to discuss your lighting needs and find you the perfect lighting product for your home.

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