Interior decorators recommend a minimum of three different light sources to fill out a room. Use a well-rounded mix of sources, including overhead lights, floor and table lamps, and candles.
6. Use Window Treatments Strategically
Our Springs luxury apartment homes feature faux-wood blinds that are perfect for allowing plenty of natural light while still providing privacy. If you like the look of curtains or drapes, choose ones made with lighter fabrics and colors.
7. Remain Neutral
There's a reason why we wear dark colors in the winter and light colors in the summer. Darker shades absorb heat and light, while lighter shades reflect them. Use the same principles with home furnishings and accessories.
8. Incorporate Task Lighting
Add dedicated lighting sources that provide focus for specific tasks, such as cooking or writing. Gooseneck and adjustable lamps are good choices, as well as puck lights that fit under cabinets and other difficult spaces.
9. String 'Em Up
String lights aren't just for holidays and parties. They provide beautiful ambient light along with a charming decorative accent.
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