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How You Can Brighten Up An Apartment In Carmel | Lakeside Apartments

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

Does your Carmel apartment ever feel like a cave? Even the most spacious apartments can lack windows in the event their walls are shared, and you can’t hook up extra permanent lighting fixtures if you rent. But, you can avoid having to feel like you’re living in a bunker. You have lots of ideas for how to brighten up an apartment in Carmel. Follow these tips and enjoy your welcoming, well-lit apartment.

Add Lamps Where You Require Light The Most

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It probably seems pretty straightforward, but utilizing lots of lamps will quickly brighten up an apartment in Carmel. The crux is figuring out how to integrate them in the most strategic way. Begin by placing lamps in your least illuminated regions where sunshine and your current light fixtures have trouble reaching. Then address areas where you need light for certain activities, like where you kick back with a book, work, make dinner, or enjoy a meal. A few well-placed lamps will go a long way in dispelling the dark.

What light bulbs you place in your lamps makes a difference too. Choose light bulbs with the highest number of lumens as possible for the most brilliant light. You might also prefer bulbs that produce “cool white” rather than “warm white” light, which is brighter to the eye.

Use Furnishings in Lighter Tones To Brighten Up Your Apartment In Carmel

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

Color will make a noticeable impact in the brightness of a room. Choose furnishings and decor in brighter colors and light neutral shades instead of dark hues to brighten up your Carmel apartment. Consider white or off-white furniture, wood furniture in light-colored stains, or even glossy metal or clear plastic choices. You can then introduce a few brightly colored accents and fabrics for even more character. Lively pillows, glassware, rugs, blankets, and artwork can all make things look and feel brighter within your apartment.

Position Mirrors On The Wall To Help With Light Distribution

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

While we’re discussing decor, include some decorative mirrors too. Position them in close proximity to light sources like lamps and windows. They’ll redirect light around the area to brighten darker spaces. Surfaces that reflect light also make a space appear bigger to counteract the gloominess that will make a space seem small.

Use Sheer Curtains That Don’t Impede Too Much Sunlight

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

Many Carmel apartment occupants prefer to liven up basic apartment windows with supplemental window treatments. If you opt for this enhancement, select light, gauzy curtains. Heavy drapery will block any sunlight you enjoy from your windows and may overwhelm your living area, causing it to appear dim and crowded. You could use sheer curtains to upgrade dull windows and use the existing blinds to halt the sun’s glare and give you privacy when it’s required.

And remember to raise your window treatments when you need to have the most light possible. Not much brightens up an apartment in Carmel like opening the blinds on a sunny afternoon and getting a view of your delightful apartment community.

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