Monday, October 26, 2015

Lighting Tips That Will Brighten Up Your Apartment


Lighting often sets the ambiance in a home and having good lighting will not only help you to see better, but it also creates a sense of comfort and security. Here are some of our top tips on how to brighten up your apartment so that you are not left in the dark.

Mix up different lighting sources. Make sure your apartment has multiple lighting sources. One overhead ceiling light just isn’t enough in a room no matter what the square footage. It is simple and inexpensive, and can aide in supplementing the interior decorating of your apartment. Just add a table lamp, string of lights, or several candles to a room in your apartment. Remember that it is just as important where you place the secondary lighting source, so make sure to arrange it around a focal point in your apartment. Add some drama to a room and focus the light on things you’d like to highlight. You will especially see how important secondary lighting sources are as the days get shorter and the windows in your apartment can no longer provide additional late evening lighting.

Utilize mirrors to bounce light off. Hang up your mirror so it is across from natural lighting sources. The reflection will add more light to the room. Make sure to strategically place mirrors in your apartment to help brighten up the room.

Always use energy efficient bulbs. They provide more light, save you money, and will last you longer. Save the earth while saving money!

Color can play a major role on how light bounces off your apartment walls. If you have neutral color walls in your apartment then thank your landlord. Light color walls help reflect light much better than darker colors therefore, helping to brighten up a room. 

Eliminate curtains and opt for blinds. Most curtains will omit natural light and blinds are often a better choice. Blinds are an easy way to add natural light in a room while still providing privacy. 

Just as lighting should complement your lifestyle, we feel that an apartment should also match your lifestyle.  Contact San Antonio Apartments Now and let a licensed apartment locator guide you towards the right apartment that suits your needs and is designed to meet your lifestyle!