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How You Can Brighten Up An Apartment In Bloomington | City Flats on Walnut

August 24, 2022
Master bedroom with several bright light fixtures located at Penrose on Mass Apartments.

Does your Bloomington apartment sometimes appear too dark? Even the most roomy apartments may be lacking in windows when you’re sharing walls with a neighbor, and you don’t have the ability to install additional permanent lighting fixtures when you’re leasing. But, there’s no need to feel like you’re residing underground. You can find lots of options for ways to brighten up an apartment in Bloomington. Try these suggestions and enjoy your lovely, illuminated apartment.

Position Lamps Where You Need Light The Most

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It sounds obvious, but utilizing a good number of lamps is a great way to quickly brighten up an apartment in Bloomington. The key is understanding how to integrate them in the most advantageous way. Get started by putting lamps in your darkest spaces where the sun’s rays and artificial light have trouble reaching. Then address areas where you require light to do things, like where you relax with a book, work, prepare food, or enjoy a meal. some properly positioned lamps will go a long way in banishing shadows.

The types of light bulbs you install in your lamps plays a role too. Look for light bulbs with the greatest amount of lumens as possible for the brightest light. You could also select bulbs that produce “cool white” instead of “warm white” light, which is brighter to the eye.

Use Lighter-toned Decor Elements To Brighten Up Your Apartment In Bloomington

Bright and colorful furnished living room located at Ivy Flats Apartments. 

Color makes a visible difference in how light a room feels. Select furnishings and decor in cheery colors and light neutral shades instead of dark hues to brighten up your Bloomington apartment. Choose furniture in white or cream shades, wood furniture in light stains, or try something different with glossy metal or see-through plastic choices. You then might introduce a few brightly colored accents and soft materials for even more panache. Colorful rugs, shower curtains, bed sheets, vases, and prints or paintings should make things quite a bit brighter within your apartment.

Position Mirrors Around Your Rooms To Help With Light Distribution

Bright color orange decorated bedroom with a circle mirror located at One One Six Apartments 

Since we’re discussing decor, add some ornamental mirrors as well. Put them close to light sources like lamps and windows. They’ll redirect light around the room to brighten dark corners. Surfaces that reflect light also make an area feel more sizeable by counteracting the dimness that will make a space appear constricted.

Use Sheer Curtains That Shouldn’t Block Too Much Natural Light

Sheer curtains on a long and tall window within a small breakfast nook located at Somo Flats Apartments. 

Many Bloomington apartment occupants prefer to embellish ordinary apartment windows with curtains. If you go this route, choose fine, graceful curtains. Heftier drapes will block any natural light you get from your windows and can overpower your apartment, causing it to feel darker and constrained. You might think about using translucent curtains to spruce up mundane windows and use the supplied blinds to halt sun glare and provide you privacy if it’s required.

And remember to open your window coverings whenever you want the most light possible. There isn’t much that brightens up an apartment in Bloomington like uncovering your windows on a sunny afternoon and enjoying a view of your delightful apartment community.

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