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    27 Things That’ll Brighten Your Home If It Feels Like A Dungeon

    We could all use a little light in our lives right now.

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    1. A string of foliage lights that'll add a touch of brilliance and greenery to your space. It's wrapped around a flexible cable, so you can roll or fold it into whatever shape you desire.

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    It comes with a remote that activates eight light settings.

    Get it from Simons for $19.

    2. An alarm clock that simulates a sunrise, if you're trying to wake up more naturally. It features seven soothing sounds to start your morning to (or you can just pick your favourite radio station).

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    It also doubles as an ambient reading light that won't be too harsh on your eyes.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $64.95+. Available in five models.

    3. A ring light that'll help you take some bomb selfies. Reviewers say it's great for live-streaming, since there are two phone mounts that let them record and read the chat at the same time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $65.99.

    4. A set of sheer curtains that'll actually let in some natural sunlight during the day. Reviewers say that they still give them enough privacy at night, especially when paired with an LED light strip around their window frame.

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    Get a pair from Amazon Canada for $34.99+. Available in eight sizes and seven colours.

    5. A mushroom nightlight that'll turn your room into an ethereal garden. It'll cycle through seven different colours and adjust its brightness based on the room lighting, so you can leave it on 24/7.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    6. A vanity that'll make you feel like you're backstage on a Hollywood movie. It has three different colour tone settings, so you can make sure your makeup looks good in any lighting.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $125.99.

    7. Or a set of lights that'll transform the mirror you already have into the vanity of your dreams. The lights are dimmable, so you won't be blinded if you use it right after waking up.

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    Get a string of ten bulbs from Amazon Canada for $33.99.

    8. An LED desk lamp that'll let you actually see what you're working on. It also doubles as a power strip, so you won't need to run your charger around your WFH obstacle course to plug it in.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $36.99.

    9. A curtain of lights that'll instantly turn any room into a magical and cozy sanctuary. Reviewers love using it as a decorative backdrop for special events and photos.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.99.

    10. A pack of microfibre cloths that'll clean all the gunk and build-up off your windows so the sun can actually shine through. They're streak and lint-free, so they'll also be great for cleaning your car or countertops.

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    Get a three-pack from Amazon Canada for $16.49+. Also available in a six-pack and ten-pack.

    11. An LED neon light that'll add a soft, dreamy glow. There are over 20(!!!) different styles, from a lightening bolt to a palm tree, so you'll definitely be able to find one that fits your aesthetic.

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    You can either plug it in or use batteries.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.99. Available in 23 styles.

    12. A pack of motion-activated lights that are incredibly versatile — they’ll do anything from helping you find what you’re looking for to saving you from tripping down the stairs.

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    They have sticky backings, so you won't need to drill any holes.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon Canada for $30.99.

    13. An LED shower head that'll turn your bathroom into a nightclub. It has a three-level filter that'll remove chlorine and other contaminants to leave your skin soft and clean.

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    You can choose from seven different colours.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.88.

    14. A light therapy lamp that'll help you combat the winter blues as the days become shorter. It mimics the brightness of the sun (but you can adjust the brightness if it's a little too strong).

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $57.99.

    15. A picture lamp that'll transform any painting or portrait into an expensive-looking art installation. Reviewers recommend pairing it with a smart plug to easily turn it on and off from your phone or Alexa.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.68.

    16. A table lamp that'll cycle through brightness levels with just a tap. It's battery powered for up to 48 hours, so you can bring it with you if you need to make a midnight bathroom trip.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $42.99.

    17. A customizable LED lightbox, so that you can display your favourite quote to brighten both your room and your spirits.

    person holding up the box that says lets be adventurers
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    18. A glass bottle lantern that'll look great on a window sill or bedside table. Its warm glow is less harsh than overhead lighting, so you won't burn your retinas before bed.

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    The battery-powered strip of LED lights is built into the bottle and can be turned on or off with a simple click of the cap.

    Get it from Simons for $15. Available in three bottle colours.

    19. A minimalistic standing lamp that'll illuminate your entire room without taking up too much space. It'll project light upwards onto your ceiling, so it'll fill in any gaps that your overhead lighting misses.

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    It has three different brightness levels.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $99.99+.

    20. A roll of LED strip lights that'll level up any room in your house from your bedroom to your kitchen. The lights are self-adhesive, making them easy-peasy to install.

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    They can choose from 16 different colours with the included remote control.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.99+. Available in two lengths.

    21. A set of crystal pendants that'll catch the sun and fill your room with little rainbows. Reviewers say the way they're cut makes the light that it catches look like it's shimmering.

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    It comes with chains and buckles so you can hang them by a window.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $18.88+. Also available in a pack of six.

    22. A marquee letter light that'll simulate the glowing lights of Broadway. It has a slot on the back, so you can hang it up on your wall.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.99. Available in every letter of the alphabet, numbers 0—9, an ampersand, and a heart.

    23. This jar lantern with a sweet little message that we could all hear more often. Reviewers say when it's lit, it looks like there are little fireflies in the jar.

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    Get it from Simons for $4.99.

    24. A light-up speaker that'll create a light show to the beat of your favourite tune. It’s got a built-in mic, so you can even use it to answer phone calls.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $44.99.

    25. A book lamp that'll fit right in on your office desk or bookshelf. The ends have a magnet, so it can fold all the way open at 360° degrees, too.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    26. A pack of LED light bulbs, if your space is seriously light deficient. They're über bright (the equivalent of a 100W halogen bulb), so you'll finally be able to find your way around your dungeon-like basement.

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    Get a pack of six for $23.99. Also available in a warm tone.

    27. And lastly, this mirror that'll reflect any light and make your room look more spacious.

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    Get it from Simons for $55.

    So bright you'll need your sunnies:

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