How to Brighten Up a Dark Room

Listener Question

Cathy from Georgia asks “I begged my husband to enclose our carport to be a multi-purpose family room. The builders did a fine job, but I didn’t realize that even though we used every window space possible it is impossibly dark. There was only one light fixture in the middle and we used it for a fan/light. We bought 3 tall floor lamps but it is still depressing and dark. The 2 existing sides are cedar. We had the other 2 walls built (drywall). The ceiling is 10′ redwood. Would it help if I painted it white? I can’t afford an electrician to do pot lights or fixtures now (I have used all my husband’s budget). Any ideas?”

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