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How To Brighten Up An Apartment In Westfield | Union Street Flats

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

Does your Westfield apartment ever appear dark and small? Even the most roomy apartments can be lacking in windows when their walls are shared, and you aren’t able to hook up additional fixtures when you’re leasing. But, you don’t have to feel like you’re living in a bunker. You have various possibilities for how to brighten up an apartment in Westfield. Follow these tips and enjoy your appealing, properly lit apartment.

Add Lamps Where You Require The Most Light

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It probably seems obvious, but utilizing lots of lamps can really brighten up an apartment in Westfield. The crux is figuring out how to integrate them in the most strategic way. Get started by placing lamps in your most poorly lit regions where the sun’s rays and your current light fixtures barely reach. Then focus on areas where you require light for everyday tasks, like where you relax with a book, work, make dinner, or eat. A couple well-placed lamps will go a long way in dispelling darkness.

The types of bulbs you install in your lamps makes a difference too. Find bulbs with the greatest amount of lumens as possible for the brightest light. You might also prefer ones that emit “cool white” as opposed to “warm white” light, which is brighter to the human eye.

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

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

Color will make a visible difference in how light a room feels. Use household goods and materials in cheery colors and lighter-toned neutral shades instead of darker ones to brighten up your Westfield apartment. Consider white or off-white furniture, wood furniture in light stains, or try something different with polished metal or clear plastic furniture. Then add vibrant accent pieces and soft materials for even more panache. Brightly colored vases, throw pillows, sheets, valances, and wall art will make things quite a bit brighter around 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 

Since we’re discussing decor, add a few ornamental mirrors too. Place them close to windows and lamps. They’ll distribute light all over the area to brighten darker locations. Light-reflective surfaces also help a space seem more sizeable by offsetting the dimness that makes a room feel small.

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 Westfield apartment dwellers like to beautify plain apartment windows with curtains. If you opt for this enhancement, pick fine, graceful curtains. Heavier drapes will block any sunlight you receive from your windows and can overwhelm your living area, making it feel gloomy and constrained. You could use translucent curtains to dress up dull windows and allow the supplied blinds to stop the sun’s glare and provide you privacy when you want it.

And don’t forget to raise your window blinds if you want the most light possible. Nothing brightens up an apartment in Westfield like pulling up the blinds on a sun-splashed day and taking in a view of your lovely apartment community.

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