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designing a home for pets and kids

I have four kids and three dogs that make keeping my home nice very challenging. I have worked hard over the years to find flooring, wall finishes, furniture, and decor that can hold up well to the things that my kids and dogs can put everything though. If you have kids and/or pets that make keeping your home looking nice difficult, visit my blog. There, you will find some tips to decorating your home in a way that makes it look very nice, but durable enough to remain in great condition while your kids and pets live their lives in it.

Want A Brighter Home? Hire An Interior Designer

When you move around your house, you may notice that most rooms cannot achieve your desired brightness level. While a lack of artificial or natural light often the cause of these problems, you can solve the brightness and lighting concerns in multiple ways. A smart move is hiring an interior designer who can implement several strategies to increase brightness.

Window Treatments

Existing window treatments may prevent natural light from entering your home. Blinds, curtains, and shades may block a large portion of light unless they are open. The issue is that you may not want to open the window treatments all the time to allow sunlight inside. A viable compromise is using sheer curtains to gain privacy without blocking sunlight completely.

An interior designer can put sheer curtains up on all the windows. Then, you can determine whether you want to keep the existing treatments to get more shade and privacy when desired.


While mirrors will not produce artificial or natural light to increase your home's brightness, you can look forward to their enhancing qualities. A mirror will reflect light coming from the fixtures or windows and increase each room's brightness. This addition makes a noticeable impact because the brightness level will be higher than if there were no mirrors inside the house.

An excellent strategy is to put mirrors on the opposite side of windows because the placement will allow for optimal light reflection.


Adding more lights throughout your home is an easy way to increase brightness. While an interior designer may not install brand-new light fixtures, you can look forward to them incorporating light in other ways. A professional may use floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces, night lights, and LED light strips throughout the home to achieve the brightness you desire.

LED light strips are an incredible addition to a kitchen and all bathrooms. They can help illuminate countertops and vanity tops where your family may handle various tasks.

Furniture Layout

How furniture is laid out in your home can also impact brightness levels. For instance, some furniture may block part of a window, which reduces how much sunlight can get inside. An easy solution is to move furniture around to allow sunlight to bring maximum lighting to a room.

Increasing your home's brightness is something you may know will positively impact your family. So, you can get help from an interior designer to make these impactful changes.

Contact a company like Lindsey Murillo Interiors to learn more.