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How You Can Brighten Up An Apartment In Indianapolis | Riverview Apartments

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

Does your Indianapolis apartment ever appear like a cave? Even the most spacious apartments may lack windows in the event you’re sharing walls with a neighbor, and you aren’t able to install additional electrical fixtures if you rent. But, you don’t have to feel like you’re residing underground. You can find lots of possibilities for ways to brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. Follow these recommendations and come home to your welcoming, properly lit apartment.

Strategically Place Lamps Where You Need More Light

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It might seem like a no-brainer, but utilizing lots of lamps will effectively brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. The key is learning how to employ them in the most strategic way. Get started by positioning lamps in your least illuminated regions where sunlight and your current light fixtures struggle to reach. Then turn your attention to places where you must have light to do things, like where you read, do homework, make dinner, or eat. some well-placed lamps will serve you well in dispatching darkness.

The kinds of light bulbs you put in your lamps plays a role too. Choose bulbs with the highest number of lumens as possible for the most vivid light. You could also select ones that generate “cool white” instead of “warm white” light, which is brighter to the eye.

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

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

Color can make a visible impact in the brightness of a room. Choose household goods and decor in brighter colors and light neutrals instead of dark shades to brighten up your Indianapolis apartment. Try white or off-white furniture, wood pieces in light-colored stains, or possibly polished metal or transparent plastic furniture. Then consider some vivid accents and soft materials for even more panache. Colorful rugs, shower curtains, bed sheets, vases, and prints or paintings will make everything quite a bit brighter within your apartment.

Put Mirrors On The Wall To Reflect Light

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

While we’re considering decor, include a few decorative mirrors as well. Place them on walls near windows and lamps. They’ll reflect light throughout the room to shine more light into darker corners. Reflective surfaces also make a space appear more sizeable by counteracting the darkness that makes an area appear cramped.

Consider Sheer Curtains That Won’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 Indianapolis apartment residents choose to beautify basic apartment windows with curtains. If you do this, choose light, gauzy curtains. Heavier drapes will impede the natural light you get from your windows and can overpower an apartment room, causing it to appear dim and crowded. You could think about using translucent curtains to upgrade mundane windows and allow the existing blinds to stop glare from the sun and give you privacy when you want it.

And don’t forget to open your window coverings whenever you are looking for a flood of sunlight. Nothing brightens up an apartment in Indianapolis like uncovering your windows on a sun-splashed day and getting a view of your beautiful apartment community.

Discover Your Next Home At Riverview Apartments

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