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How You Can Brighten Up An Apartment In Lafayette | Precedent Flats

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

Does your Lafayette apartment sometimes feel too dark? Even the most open apartments can be lacking in windows in the event you’re sharing walls with a neighbor, and you don’t have the ability to put up additional permanent lighting fixtures if you’re renting. But, there’s no need to feel like you’re residing in a bunker. There are many ideas for how to brighten up an apartment in Lafayette. Follow these suggestions and appreciate your welcoming, properly lit apartment.

Add Lamps Where You Require Light The Most

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It might seem like a no-brainer, but using a bunch of lamps can really brighten up an apartment in Lafayette. The trick is learning how to employ them in the most strategic way. Get started by putting lamps in your most poorly lit regions where sunlight and pre-existing light fixtures struggle to reach. Then address areas where you must have light for everyday tasks, like where you relax with a book, work, make dinner, or eat. A couple strategically positioned lamps will serve you well in dispatching darkness.

The types of light bulbs you place in your lamps makes a difference too. Look for light bulbs with the greatest amount of lumens as possible for the brightest light. You could also select ones that generate “cool white” as opposed to “warm white” light, which is brighter to the human eye.

Select Furnishings in Lighter Tones To Brighten Up Your Apartment In Lafayette

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

Color can make a big impact in the brightness of a room. Use furniture and materials in brighter colors and lighter neutral shades instead of dark ones to brighten up your Lafayette apartment. Choose cream or white furniture, wood furniture in light stains, or even polished metal or transparent plastic furniture. You then might add brightly colored accents and soft materials for even more character. Colorful rugs, shower curtains, bed sheets, vases, and prints or paintings should make things look and feel brighter around your apartment.

Place Mirrors Around Your Rooms As Light Reflectors

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

While we’re considering decor, include a couple decorative mirrors too. Position them on walls near sources of illumination. They’ll reflect light throughout the area to shine more light into darker locations. Light-reflective surfaces also help an area appear larger by counteracting the dimness that makes a room appear constricted.

Consider Sheer Curtains That Won’t Block Too Much Sunlight

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

Many Lafayette apartment dwellers choose to liven up plain apartment windows with supplemental window treatments. If you opt for this enhancement, select fine, graceful curtains. Heavier drapes will block any sunshine you enjoy from your windows and can overpower your apartment, causing it to appear dim and constrained. You could use translucent curtains to dress up dull windows and permit the provided blinds to halt sun glare and afford you privacy whenever it’s required.

And don’t neglect to draw up your window coverings whenever you want the most light possible. Not much brightens up an apartment in Lafayette like pulling up the blinds on a sun-splashed afternoon and enjoying a view of your delightful apartment community.

Discover Your Future Home At Precedent Flats

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