Renton apartment living can mean you’re somewhat limited in how you can decorate your home, and you might not realize that you can dramatically change the appearance of your home through creative lighting.
Sure, you can buy a new lamp for your apartment, but there are quite a few other ways you can enhance your apartment with interesting choices made on things like bulbs and lamp placement. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your creative lighting project.
Try a DIY Approach to Bulbs in Your Renton Apartment
One of the restrictions of living in an apartment is the fact that you can’t actually install new lights in the ceiling or make major changes. However, you do have a ton of freedom as far as using your own bulbs is concerned.
Most apartment communities will have bulbs ready for you in all of the fixtures around your apartment, but there’s usually no rule or guideline in your rental agreement that says you have to keep those bulbs. In fact, it’s common to replace your own bulbs over time as you reside in an apartment.
The type of bulbs you select can have an amazing impact on the look and feel of your space. You can choose all sorts of colors – from cool whites to warm tones – to create a specific feel for your Renton apartment.
On optimizing lighting design, Tech Hive shares:
“If you’ve ever replaced an incandescent light bulb with a fluorescent bulb and remarked about how cold, off-putting, or downright ugly the room looked after your upgrade, you’ve experienced how dramatic an impact color temperature can have.”
If you’re not interested in changing the color of your light, you can simply change the intensity of your bulbs, or just simply choose to use fewer bulbs in your fixtures. For example, if you have a chandelier in the dining area, there’s no rule that says all five sockets need to have a bulb.
If you’re a fan of subdued light, you can simply twist one of the bulbs out until it’s no longer lit. Then, when you have guests over or want more light, you can screw the bulb back into place and increase the level of illumination in the room.
Try Some Stick-On Lights for Convenience
You probably won’t be able to drill a new hole into the wall for some extra wall sconce lamps, but you can definitely slap some stick-on lights onto various surfaces of your apartment. These lights are usually activated with a tap, and they’re easy to stick to a surface and remove when you move out.
Not only are these stick-on lights easy to place virtually anywhere in your apartment, but they’re also incredibly affordable and pretty efficient when you choose LED versions.
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