The Dark Room Collective in 1996. Members gathered to write and listen to one another in a house in Massachusetts. From left: Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Major Jackson, Nehassaiu deGannes, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Sharan Strange, Adisa Vera Beatty. #poetry Photo by Kwaku Alston
Bringing light to a dark room will immediately make it more appealing. If making structural changes like adding windows, doors or skylights just isn’t in the cards, you can use paint, rugs, lighting, and accessories to transform a cave into a captivating place where everyone will want to gather.