Lighter Isn't Always Better: Dim, Beautiful Rooms

Light and bright might be nice, but a dim room has its own beauty, too. Check out these mellow, relaxing havens and rethink the constant desire for bright interiors:

We genearlly find ourselves striving for lighter, lighter, lighter. In part, the heat of summer may have us leaning toward dark rooms in an effort to stay cool. But dim, cozy rooms look equally inviting for winter when they're lit only by a fire or candles.

Do you, like us, tend to think lighter is better or have you already found that mysterious and wonderful beauty of a dimly-lit room?

Images: original unknown via Sarah Rosenhaus Interior Design, Laura Ashley, Atelier Abigail Ahern

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.