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How-To Lighten Your Living Space

ALEXANDRIAVADec 26, 2014—Do you dream of a light, airy living space? Do you want to feel like you’re living inside of a cloud? Below are 5 tips from Mary Lynn StonePRESIDENT of Century 21 New Millennium for a lighter living space, now.

Whiten. “From walls to wood paneling and hardwood floors, two coats of white paint will turn your living space into a year-round winter wonderland,” suggests Stone.

Minimize. A cluttered room will never feel light. De-cluttering surfaces will lighten space with smooth lines. Cut clutter by adding hidden storage systems (like an ottoman with stow space), and minimize furniture to a handful of necessary pieces.

Add mirrors. Mirrors have long-since been a go-to trick for opening up a space. In addition to wall mirrors, consider adding mirrored back splashes or mirrored trays. Not into mirrors? Sparkle can do the trick, too. Stone suggests glass-top tables and crystal candle holders.

Lighten the linens. “Breezy, airy curtains and snow-white throws will make your space seem plush and comfortable,” says Stone.

Shade it gray. To avoid looking as if you doused your house in bleach, consider adding soft, light shades of gray or blue to your color scheme.

For more real estate information, please contact Century 21 New Millennium at move@c21nm.com800-382-1101, or Century 21 New Millennium.

About CENTURY 21® New Millennium CENTURY 21 New Millennium,, is a full service real estate brokerage company specializing in residential and luxury properties. In addition to the Capitol Hill location in Washington, D.C., the Virginia locations are in Alexandria, Centreville, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Loudoun, McLean, Stafford, and Woodbridge. The Maryland offices are located in Annapolis, Columbia, La Plata, Lexington Park, Lusby, Prince Frederick and Waldorf. Its core services include: mortgage financing, investing, settlement, property management, property insurance, global relocation assistance, and commercial real estate.