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How To Brighten Up An Apartment In Indianapolis | StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes

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

Does your Indianapolis apartment often appear too dark? Even the most spacious apartments may not have many windows in the event their walls are shared, and you don’t have the ability to hook up more permanent lighting fixtures if you rent. With that being said, there’s no need to feel like you’re dwelling underground. You have many options for ways to brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. Try these tips and come home to your appealing, properly lit apartment.

Add Lamps Where You Need The Most Light

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It sounds obvious, but incorporating lots of lamps can effectively brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. The key is learning how to integrate them in the most advantageous way. Begin by putting lamps in your darkest corners where the sun’s rays and pre-existing light fixtures barely reach. Then address spots where you require light for certain activities, like where you kick back with a book, study, cook, or eat. A few strategically positioned lamps will serve you well in banishing the dark.

The kinds of light bulbs you place in your lamps matters too. Choose light bulbs with as many lumens as possible for the brightest light. You could also prefer options that emit “cool white” as opposed to “warm white” light, which is brighter to your eyes.

Use Light-colored Furnishings To Brighten Up Your Apartment In Indianapolis

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

Color can make a big impact in the brightness of a room. Select furnishings and materials in cheery colors and light neutrals instead of darker hues to brighten up your Indianapolis apartment. Try cream or white furniture, wood pieces in light-colored stains, or try something different with glossy metal or see-through plastic options. Then introduce a few brightly colored accents and textiles for additional panache. Lively rugs, shower curtains, bed sheets, vases, and artwork can all make things look and feel brighter within your apartment.

Position 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 discussing decor, hang some attractive mirrors as well. Position them in close proximity to light sources like lamps and windows. They’ll distribute light throughout the area to brighten darker locations. Light-reflective surfaces also help a space appear more sizeable by offsetting the gloominess that will make a room seem small.

Try Sheer Curtains That Don’t Impede Too Much Sunshine

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

Many Indianapolis apartment residents prefer to embellish plain apartment windows with curtains. If you do this, select fine, graceful curtains. Heavy drapery will obstruct what little sunshine you get from your windows and will overwhelm your apartment, making it appear darker and constricted. You could use translucent curtains to upgrade dull windows and allow the supplied blinds to stop glare from the sun and give you privacy if it’s required.

And don’t forget to raise your window treatments whenever you need to have a full room of natural light. Not much brightens up an apartment in Indianapolis like pulling up the blinds on a brilliant, clear afternoon and taking in a view of your delightful apartment community.

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