Easy Decorating Tricks for Brightening Up a Dark Space
October 28, 2016
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Being low on natural light can make your home sweet home feel more like a bat cave. Not a good look. In a perfect dream world, a wall of windows and a raised ceiling would do the trick but for most of us, that's not an option.  An easier and way more budget friendly plan is to employ easy decorating tricks that will brighten up your dark space and utilize every last ray of sunshine.
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