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How To Brighten Up An Apartment In Indianapolis | City's End - Fountain Square Apartments

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

Does your Indianapolis apartment often seem too dark? Even the most spacious apartments might lack windows when they share walls, and you can’t install more electrical fixtures if you rent. But, you can avoid having to feel like you’re dwelling underground. You can find various ideas for ways to brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. Utilize these tips and come home to your appealing, well-lit apartment.

Strategically Place Lamps Where You Need More Light

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It might seem obvious, but using lots of lamps is a great way to really brighten up an apartment in Indianapolis. The trick is understanding how to employ them to their best advantage. Start by placing lamps in your most poorly lit corners where sunshine and artificial light barely reach. Then turn your attention to spots where you need light for everyday tasks, like where you relax with a book, study, make dinner, or eat. A couple properly positioned lamps will do their fair share in dispelling the dark.

The types of light bulbs you put in your lamps plays a role as well. Choose options with the highest number of lumens as possible for the brightest light. You may also choose ones that emit “cool white” rather than “warm white” light, which is brighter to the eye.

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

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

Color makes a noticeable change in the brightness of a room. Use household goods and design elements in cheerful colors and light neutral shades instead of darker ones to brighten up your Indianapolis apartment. Consider cream or white furniture, wood furnishings in lighter stains, or even polished metal or transparent plastic furniture. You can then introduce a few vibrant accessories and textiles for even more panache. Brightly colored vases, throw pillows, sheets, valances, and artwork should make things noticeably brighter within your apartment.

Place Mirrors Around Your Rooms To Reflect Light

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

While we’re talking about decor, hang a couple ornamental mirrors as well. Place them close to light sources like lamps and windows. They’ll distribute light around the space to shine more light into darker corners. Surfaces that reflect light also assist in making a room appear more sizeable by offsetting the dimness that will make a room seem constricted.

Consider Sheer Curtains That Don’t Obstruct Too Much Sunshine

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

Numerous Indianapolis apartment dwellers choose to embellish basic apartment windows with curtains. If you do this, choose light, gauzy curtains. Heavier drapes will block any natural light you receive from your windows and can overpower your apartment, causing it to feel dim and constricted. You might use transparent curtains to spruce up boring windows and allow the provided blinds to stop glare from the sun and afford you privacy when you want it.

And don’t neglect to open your window blinds if you are looking for a flood of sunlight. Not much brightens up an apartment in Indianapolis like uncovering your windows on a sun-splashed day and getting a view of your beautiful apartment community.

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