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Ways To Brighten Up An Apartment In Westfield | Ashley Place Apartments

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

Does your Westfield apartment sometimes appear too dark? Even the most spacious apartments may be lacking in windows if their walls are shared, and you can’t install extra electrical fixtures when you’re leasing. With that being said, there’s no need to feel like you’re living in a bunker. There are many ideas for ways to brighten up an apartment in Westfield. Utilize these suggestions and enjoy your lovely, illuminated apartment.

Position Lamps Where You Need The Most Light

Bedroom with light fixtures at Spark Apartments. 

It might seem like a no-brainer, but incorporating a bunch of lamps can quickly brighten up an apartment in Westfield. The key is understanding how to use them in the most advantageous way. Begin by positioning lamps in your most poorly lit regions where sunlight and artificial light struggle to reach. Then focus on places where you must have light for everyday tasks, like where you relax with a book, study, cook, or dine. A couple strategically positioned lamps will do their fair share in dispelling the dark.

What light bulbs you put in your lamps plays a role as well. Choose bulbs with the highest number of lumens as possible for the brightest light. You might also prefer bulbs that generate “cool white” rather than “warm white” light, which looks brighter to the eye.

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

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

Color can make a visible impact in the brightness of a room. Use furniture and materials in cheery colors and light neutrals instead of darker hues to brighten up your Westfield apartment. Try white or off-white furniture, wood pieces in light stains, or try something different with shiny metal or clear plastic options. You can then introduce a few vivid accessories and textiles for even more pizazz. Lively vases, throw pillows, sheets, valances, and artwork should all 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 discussing decor, hang a few ornamental mirrors as well. Place them in close proximity to sources of illumination. They’ll reflect light throughout the room to help illuminate dark spaces. Reflective surfaces also assist in making an area seem bigger to counteract the dimness that will make an area appear small.

Use Sheer Curtains That Don’t Impede Too Much Natural Light

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

Most Westfield apartment dwellers like to liven up ordinary apartment windows with additional window coverings. If you opt for this enhancement, pick fine, graceful curtains. Heavy drapery will block any sunshine you get from your windows and may overpower your apartment, causing it to appear darker and constricted. You might think about using translucent curtains to dress up dull windows and use the provided blinds to block glare from the sun and afford you privacy whenever needed.

And don’t forget to open your window treatments if you want a flood of sunlight. Not much brightens up an apartment in Westfield like pulling up the blinds on a brilliant, clear day and enjoying a view of your beautiful apartment community.

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