Daylight Saving Time: Gain an Hour — along with a Bright Interior

Upon waking up this Sunday, a lot of us will probably be greeted with an extra hour of morning sunshine due to the ending of Daylight Saving Time. While that is much appreciated in the early hours, it means the sun starts setting earlier at night, leaving everything somewhat darker than we’re utilized to in the summertime. Have no fear: the literal darkness does not mean your interiors need to follow suit. There are plenty of tricks to brighten your space, mostly through color, accessories and a possibly a mirror here and there. If you are feeling somewhat in the dark this season, check out the following shots to brighten your outlook.

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While many shudder with the thought of white walls, they can really work to your advantage when seeking to maintain a room bright. Maintain your room from appearing overly monotone by accenting the walls with pieces that pop, like this gorgeous navy sofa.

Laidlaw Schultz architects

If you like the appearance, go as white as possible with the two walls and furniture. However dark it is outside, this room will always feel bright. All-white rooms can feel stark; avert it by incorporating feel, like this oriental rug.

For Folks design

White furniture adds brightness, also. Consider creating a white landscape by selecting your overriding pieces of furniture in white, like this desk and credenza. Accent them with bright colors to make a fresh, inviting appeal.

Niki Papadopoulos

If you just can’t settle for all white walls, consider painting the trim beige and white it with daring colors, similar to this magenta. The complement of a strong color against the white won’t only brighten your distance, but also make it feel extra sharp and contemporary.

Chris Snook

Or, consider the use of color blocks. Your area will feel light and bright with all the white wall, while the purple color block adds visual attention through a daring inclusion of color.

RLH Studio

Paint your walls skies blue. It brings the outside , so even on those dark evenings, you will feel as if you’re experiencing a sunny summer day in the yard. Grass-green furniture completes the look.

Cathy Schwabe Architecture

Neutral doors could have worked within this area, but the daring yellow gives the room bright, unexpected personality.

Philpotts Interiors

A periwinkle daybed provides this room a vivid focus.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

If you want a room to visually pop, consider the ceiling. Painting it a bold magenta makes it feel cheery and chic, regardless of whether the sun has set.

Nic Darling

Have a rather neutral kitchen that feels awful in winter? Insert brightness with a set of seats finished in vibrant upholstery, like the beautiful Mademoiselle Chair by Kartell.


Art is among the greatest strategies to inject a sense of brightness in your space. Start looking for something full of color to create your walls come alive. Check websites like Etsy, 20×200, and Houzz for beautiful pieces to meet your budget.

Jarlath Mellett

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a thousand times, but I’m going to state it again. Mirrors are each interior’s greatest buddy. Not only can they look amazing hung on the wall and also piled in vignettes, they also reflect light, including a luminous brightness to each space.

Jamie Herzlinger

Maintain small spaces bright, and also help it feel larger, with a gorgeous mosaic mirror wall. There’ll be no sense of the dark-day-doldrums in here!

Laurie Gorelick Interiors

Brighten your area with silver background with a hint of shimmer. It’s contemporary and stylish and will become glowing under candlelight once the sun retires.

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