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Ways To Brighten Up An Apartment In Bloomington | Echo Park Bloomington Apartments

August 24, 2022
Master bedroom with several bright light fixtures located at Penrose on Mass Apartments.
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Does your Bloomington apartment ever seem dark and small? Even the most open apartments might not have many windows when they share walls, and you don’t have the ability to install more permanent lighting fixtures when you’re renting. With that being said, there’s no need to feel like you’re living underground. You have various ideas for ways to brighten up an apartment in Bloomington. Utilize these tips and come home to your lovely, properly lit apartment.

Strategically Place Lamps Where You Need Light The Most

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It sounds like a no-brainer, but incorporating a bunch of lamps will really brighten up an apartment in Bloomington. The key is understanding how to integrate them in the most advantageous way. Start by placing lamps in your least illuminated corners where sunlight and pre-existing light fixtures barely reach. Then turn your attention to areas where you must have light to do things, like where you kick back with a book, study, cook, or dine. A couple strategically positioned lamps will do their fair share in dispelling shadows.

What bulbs you place in your lamps makes a difference as well. Choose light bulbs with the greatest amount of lumens as possible for the brightest light. You could also choose options that emit “cool white” rather than “warm white” light, which is brighter to the eye.

Choose Furnishings in Lighter Tones To Brighten Up Your Apartment In Bloomington

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

Color can make a noticeable change in how light a room feels. Use household goods and decor in cheerful colors and light neutrals instead of darker hues to brighten up your Bloomington apartment. Consider white or off-white furniture, wood furniture in light stains, or even polished metal or transparent plastic furniture. Then add vivid accent pieces and textiles for even more panache. Lively pillows, glassware, rugs, blankets, and prints or paintings will make everything look and feel brighter within your apartment.

Position Mirrors On The Wall As Light Reflectors

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

While we’re considering decor, hang a few attractive mirrors as well. Place them on walls near sources of illumination. They’ll reflect light throughout the room to help illuminate darker spaces. Reflective surfaces also make an area seem larger by counteracting the gloominess that can make a space appear small.

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. 

Most Bloomington apartment dwellers prefer to liven up ordinary apartment windows with supplemental window treatments. If you go this route, choose light, gauzy curtains. Heavy drapery will obstruct the sunlight you receive from your windows and can overburden an apartment room, making it seem darker and constricted. You could use translucent curtains to spruce up dull windows and use the supplied blinds to halt the sun’s glare and afford you privacy whenever it’s required.

And don’t forget to open your window coverings if you need to have a flood of sunlight. 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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