The lighting style in your home can have a dramatic impact on how your apartment feels at any given time, whether you’re entertaining guests, or you’re sitting on the couch with a book and your significant other.
Making improvements to your apartment’s lighting scheme is possible in a variety of ways, whether it’s an update to the fixtures, some new bulbs, or a few different lamps placed in strategic areas.
If you’re not satisfied with the lighting in your apartment, here are a few ways to change and improve it.
Inspect Your Lease Agreement Before Making Changes
The average apartment lease will feature rules, details, or information on what you can and can’t do in your apartment as far as changes and updates are concerned. Some apartment communities don’t mind when tenants make changes to the paint, but other communities place restrictions on just about everything.
Make sure you read every page of your lease before starting any improvement projects and call your landlord or the leasing office with any questions. If you’re particularly interested in making updates to your apartment, and you haven’t actually moved yet, you can always ask those pertinent questions in advance of signing a lease or settling on a new place.
Replace All the Light Bulbs in Your Apartment
When you first move into a new apartment in Seattle, you’ll find that all existing light fixtures have bulbs. Hopefully, all the fixtures are functional and have working bulbs (if they don’t, it’s a good idea to get those bulbs replaced before you finalize your lease!).
One of the easiest ways to make a change in your apartment without impacting the physical structure is to replace all the light bulbs. If you take a stroll through the lighting aisle of your local home improvement store, you might be shocked at the number of bulbs that are available.
An article from Abodo suggests:
“One of the fastest and easiest ways to change up the lighting in your apartment is by replacing the bulbs. Not big on warm lighting? Then switch to a colder bulb. Depending on your choices, you can even save a dime or two by changing your bulbs too!”
LED bulbs are usually the go-to bulb if your lighting needs require a lot of light, and you’re interested in saving as much money as possible on your electricity bill. However, it’s important to be careful when installing LED bulbs because they may feature some blue light that can keep you up at night.
Consider Using Mirrors for Your Lighting Projects
If you’d rather leave the bulbs in place and simply increase the amount of light you have available in your apartment, you can also consider investing in a few mirrors.
Not only can mirrors be installed and removed with ease from your apartment – just like a photograph on the wall – but they can also represent an easy option for utilizing natural light from your windows rather than the light from an artificial source like a lamp or lighting fixture.
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