Tienken’s Take – November 2023

How To Brighten a Dark Room

With the days getting darker earlier, you may be on the lookout for new ways to brighten up rooms and make them feel more like home. Whether it’s a living room, bedroom, or even an office, our tips will take you on a little journey to find the best way to light up your space with just a few simple changes!

Select Colors Purposefully | White paint naturally helps to reflect light, while pinks and light yellows add warmth to the room.

Utilize Mirrors | Use a mirror to reflect the light that enters the room. Place the mirror opposite of where natural light comes in so that it can bounce around the room.

Swap Out Curtains | Swap thick floor-length curtains for sheer curtains. Good quality sheer curtains will allow some light to still enter the room.

Add Layered Lighting | Add in multiple light sources, such as a combination of overhead lights, table lamps, sconces, and floor lamps.

Add Metallic Touches | Use reflective, metallic materials to reflect light. This can be anything from light fixtures to the legs of a coffee table, and decor.


November Home Maintenance

Insulate your pipes.

Seal doors and windows with caulking and weatherstripping.

Inspect your roof and gutters for missing shingles and clogs.

Disconnect hoses and sprinkler systems.

Reverse your ceiling fans.

Move outdoor equipment and furniture inside.

Inspect and clean your chimney and fireplace.


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