Balancing act Balance is key to pairing light and dark in dusky digs. A dark floor or rug adds just the right amount of grounding against white walls and pops of vivid color. If you’ve ever dreamed of using tomato red, hazard orange or rubber ducky yellow in your home, this is it.
Something shiny Never underestimate the power of shiny objects. Metallics not only add flair and brightness, they reflect what little light you may be working with. Toss something gold, silver or bronze in your work zone for instant brilliance.
Play with pattern Pretty patterns can brighten even basement-esque office space. Keeping your palette neutral means you can splurge on eye catching pieces. Go for big, bold pattern in bright hues in one area – like lampshades, rug or artwork.
Something unexpected Monochrome schemes and neutrals help to draw in light and brighten up a dreary room. This doesn’t have to mean white, cream or beige. Think outside the box here and try pink, lavender or mint. Pair with dark floor and accessories to keep the look grounded.
See the light Lighting is everything in a windowless office. Clear lamps and mirrored desk work overtime to add brilliance and sparkle to an otherwise somber space. Team with light hues to make the most of this look.
Flicker and flame Cozy up a light deprived spot with an assortment of tapers, pillars, and votives. Not into the whole ablaze thing? Get yourself some flameless candles. Just like the real thing, only you don’t have to remember to put them out before closing up shop.