Tips for Brightening your Home

Well Happy Monday everyone and welcome from The Grace House Interiors Blog!  I have been asked to share Tips for Brightening your home by my sweet friend Summer from She Leaves A Little Sparkle.  One of the main questions I get asked is about how light and bright my home is.  Today I’m sharing some tips for brightening up your spaces and also, some shoppable posts for mirrors, lamps and lighting that can help brighten your space from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Lulu and Georgia, and Serena and Lily – some of my favorite decor places!

1. MIRRORS – My first tip for brightening home is the use of mirrors.  Mirrors reflect light in rooms and make them feel bigger so if you are wanting to brighten a space, I definitely recommend you use some mirrors – the bigger and more dramatic the better.  This is the darkest room in my house, the guest bedroom.  Look how I put two huge mirrors above the bed.  Then do you see the window in the reflection?  This room is painted a darker color than the rest of my house and only has one tiny window, but when the window is open it reflects light off the mirror and brings more light into the room.  I’m also attaching a shop link to some of my favorite mirrors that you can buy!


2.   LIGHTING – Obviously homes with huge windows that let natural light in are preferable but that isn’t always an option.  So if not, make sure to incorporate great lighting into your homes in the way of lamps and ceiling fixtures.  See below how I used a cool light fixture in my master bedroom in lieu of a fan.  Lighting is a great way to not only brighten your room but add drama and make a statement as well.  Here are some great lamps that I love if you want to take a look!


3.  PAINT – Another tip for brightening your home is to paint anything and everything you can WHITE.  That’s right, WHITE.  Cabinets, walls, brick.  I’m a big fan of white as you’re going to see from my home.  I think white is timeless.  I think white is a blank canvas.  I think white is beautiful and elegant and most of all, WHITE is the best way to brighten your home.  So if painting is an option for you, I suggest painting and the white that I usually use is Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White.  I use an eggshell finish for my paint so that walls can be wiped clean.  This is very important if you are going to use white paint! If white doesn’t go with the color palette of your home, go for a nice subtle grey like Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.  I want to show you guys a really dramatic picture of the outside of my house to see what white paint can do for a home!  I’m also sharing some of my rooms in my house that are painted Decorator’s White.

modern-home-decormodern-home-decor-1-174. FLOWERS AND PLANTS –  If you want to brighten a space, add plants and flowers.  Plants and flowers add life, color, and movement to a room that is great for brightening any space!  Fiddle leaf figs are my absolute favorite tree to use for decorating and tulips and hydrangeas are my favorite flowers.modern-home-decor-13modern-home-decor-4modern-home-decor-6-2

5.  My final tip for brightening any space is art.  If you didn’t know, I sell my original print art HERE and would love for you to brighten your spaces with some of my art.  If you have a dark space, I love adding colored prints with white frames and white mattes.  Please go check out our shop and see if there is anything you like that you see and happy decorating ladies!

Thanks so much for joining me on this blog hop.  I am honored to be in the company of all these amazingly talented women!  Next up on the blog hop is Kathleen over at so please head on over to her blog now and check out her amazing tips for how to brighten your home!

“Please visit my other friends’ blogs for more lovely home pictures and great tips!”





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  • Summer
    Posted at 09:54h, 25 July Reply

    Oh goodness….I’m speechless! Ok, your lighting is fabulous, the mirrors are just gorgeous and the front of your home!!!! {GASP} I remember seeing the front of it the first time a couple weeks ago and falling in love but to see the before and after is truly amazing! Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! It is just stunning!! And you’re also an artist…wow! What can you not do? I’m so honored you would join us for this and I am so grateful for your inspiration here today! Pinning away now! xoxoxo…

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  • Kathleen Field
    Posted at 10:26h, 25 July Reply

    Wowzer – your home is gorgeous!! I am so in love with your white painted brick exterior…brilliant! And I love your fun, eclectic style. And your photogrpahy is absolutely beautiful! Excellent tour!


  • Kathleen Beyer
    Posted at 23:26h, 25 July Reply

    Wow…. the transformation of the outside of your house is amazing. I love it and your kitchen looks so open and bright. Good to meet you through this blog hop and enjoyed looking through your photography:-)

  • Kellie
    Posted at 06:45h, 26 July Reply

    Ok, first off, your home picture of your family is the best I’ve seen!!! awesome! and your blog is gorgeous! I agree with all of your tips for brightening a home, and man is yours beautiful as is your blog. This blogger hop was an honor to do with you!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 16:06h, 26 July Reply

    Wow! Your home is GORGEOUS! I love the clean lines and all those beautiful, unique little details! And the outside transformation…amazing!! It really is remarkable what paint can do. It looks like a different house! I loved reading all of your tips, and your photos look like they came right out of a magazine! Beautiful job!

  • Judy
    Posted at 18:21h, 27 July Reply

    Love your home and style CC! So glad to get to know you through this blog hop 🙂

  • Janine
    Posted at 02:20h, 30 July Reply

    Your home is stunning and I swoon over every part of it! Great ideas and insightful tips! I love your prints, and I’ll have to check out your shop!

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