As daylight becomes noticeably reduced late in the year, it may become more difficult to enjoy natural ambience of smaller, darker rooms. However, a few decor decisions can utilize both daylight and artificial light to make such rooms look larger and brighter.
Infuse lighter, more reflective colors wherever possible, from highly polished floors and light colored floor coverings to glossy baseboards and white, off-white, pale or pastel walls and ceilings.
Add furnishings with accents made of glass, acrylic and shiny metals such as brass, copper or chrome.
Use lighter colored fabrics and cushions, as well as sheer window coverings in daytime, while reserving heavier drapery for colder nights.
Try to avoid dark, light-absorbing colors on heavy anchor pieces, except as accents to create contrast and distinct definition.
Consider glass doors with sidelights to visually refresh interior rooms that are otherwise left without daylight.