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How To Brighten Up An Apartment In Indianapolis | The Edge Apartment Living

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

Does your Indianapolis apartment ever feel dark and small? Even the most open apartments may be lacking in windows if their walls are shared, and you can’t put up more fixtures when you’re renting. But, there’s no need to feel like you’re dwelling underground. You can find many options for ways to brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. Try these tips and appreciate your lovely, properly lit apartment.

Add Lamps Where You Require Light The Most

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It probably seems obvious, but incorporating a bunch of lamps can effectively brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. The trick is figuring out how to use them in the most strategic way. Begin by placing lamps in your least illuminated corners where sunlight and artificial light have trouble reaching. Then address places where you must have light to do things, like where you relax with a book, do homework, cook, or dine. A few strategically positioned lamps will serve you well in dispelling darkness.

The types of light bulbs you put in your lamps plays a role as well. Find light bulbs with the greatest amount of lumens as possible for the brightest light. You might also prefer options that generate “cool white” as opposed to “warm white” light, which looks brighter to your eyes.

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

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

Color makes a big difference in how light a room feels. Use furnishings and decor in brighter colors and lighter neutral shades instead of darker hues to brighten up your Indianapolis apartment. Choose cream or white furniture, wood furniture in light stains, or try something different with polished metal or see-through plastic options. Then consider some vivid accents and fabrics for even more character. Colorful vases, throw pillows, sheets, valances, and artwork can all make things look and feel brighter inside your apartment.
 

Position Mirrors Around Your Rooms To Reflect Light

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

Now that we’re discussing decor, hang a couple decorative mirrors as well. Position them close to windows and lamps. They’ll redirect light throughout the space to help illuminate darker spaces. Reflective surfaces also make a space feel bigger by offsetting the dimness that makes an area appear cramped.
 

Try Sheer Curtains That Won’t Obstruct Too Much Sunshine

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

Many Indianapolis apartment occupants like to liven up plain apartment windows with supplemental window treatments. If you go this route, choose light, gauzy curtains. Heavy drapery will impede any sunlight you enjoy from your windows and will overburden an apartment room, making it feel dim and constrained. You can think about using sheer curtains to dress up boring windows and allow the provided blinds to halt glare from the sun and give you privacy if it’s required.

And don’t neglect to draw up your window treatments if you want a flood of sunlight. There isn’t much that brightens up an apartment in Indianapolis like uncovering your windows on a sun-splashed day and getting a view of your delightful apartment community.

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