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How You Can Brighten Up An Apartment In Bloomington | City Flats at Renwick

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

Does your Bloomington apartment sometimes seem like a cave? Even the most roomy apartments may lack windows when they share walls, and you aren’t able to put up extra permanent lighting fixtures if you rent. With that being said, you can avoid having to feel like you’re residing underground. There are various possibilities for ways to brighten up an apartment in Bloomington. Try these suggestions and come home to your appealing, illuminated apartment.

Strategically Place Lamps Where You Need Light The Most

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It sounds pretty straightforward, but incorporating a bunch of lamps will effectively brighten up an apartment in Bloomington. The crux is understanding how to employ them in the most strategic way. Begin by positioning lamps in your darkest spaces where sunshine and pre-existing light fixtures struggle to reach. Then address areas where you need light for everyday tasks, like where you relax with a book, do homework, make dinner, or enjoy a meal. A couple well-placed lamps will do their fair share in dispelling darkness.

The kinds of light bulbs you place in your lamps matters too. Look for light bulbs with as many lumens as possible for the most vivid light. You could also choose bulbs that generate “cool white” as opposed to “warm white” light, which looks brighter to the human eye.

Choose Light-colored Furnishings To Brighten Up Your Apartment In Bloomington

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

Color can make a big impact in how bright your room appears. Select furniture and materials in cheery colors and light neutrals instead of dark hues to brighten up your Bloomington apartment. Consider cream or white furniture, wood furniture in light-colored stains, or even shiny metal or see-through plastic choices. You can then add vibrant accents and soft materials for even more pizazz. Lively pillows, glassware, rugs, blankets, and wall art should all make things look and feel brighter inside your apartment.

Put Mirrors On Your Walls As Light Reflectors

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

Since we’re considering decor, add some attractive mirrors too. Put them on walls near windows and lamps. They’ll redirect light all over the area to brighten darker spaces. Reflective surfaces also assist in making an area appear larger by offsetting the darkness that can make a room feel cramped.

Use Sheer Curtains That Won’t Impede 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 like to embellish ordinary apartment windows with curtains. If you opt for this enhancement, pick lighter, more delicate curtains. Heftier drapes will obstruct what little natural light you enjoy from your windows and will overburden an apartment room, causing it to seem dim and constricted. You can consider sheer curtains to upgrade dull windows and allow the provided blinds to halt the sun’s glare and afford you privacy whenever you want it.

And don’t neglect to open your window treatments when you are looking for a full room of natural light. Nothing brightens up an apartment in Bloomington like uncovering your windows on a sun-splashed afternoon and enjoying a view of your delightful apartment community.

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