I was recently asked by Redfin, how to lighten up a dark apartment or space. Per usual, my thoughts on the topic are extensive. But, I summed it up with this…
Don’t think of your apartment as temporary
Our tip for brightening up a dark rental space is to make it feel lived in. Use the blank slate of your rental as the perfect neutral backdrop for collections that speak to you. Don’t think of your apartment as temporary. Think of it as home. Hang colorful artwork that legitimately puts a smile on your face every time you catch a glimpse of it. Fill your space with thoughtful furnishings that are both functional and inviting. Maximize your rug sizes to create cozy and grounded space. Buy lamps, scale them up, fill them with soft white bulbs, and turn them all on daily. Get a feel for the light level you feel most comfortable in. Make your apartment a home you cannot wait to come home to, no matter how much natural light you get.
If you are interested in reading more about brightening a dark space you can access the full article here! Thanks to those at Redfin for asking for our expert opinion!
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