One of the feature of your Round Rock apartment that you may want to change is the lighting, particularly if you want to engage in an activity like painting or another artistic pursuit, and you need adequate light for it. Your apartment may feature only minimal lights and require that you furnish the rest of the space with the lights you need for activities.
Take a Look at Your Lampshades Around Your Round Rock Apartment
One of the areas of decor that apartment dwellers often forget about is the lampshade on their living room lamp. The light bulb can have a fairly significant impact on the color and quality of the light, but the lampshade, too, can prove to be a rather impressive accent piece.
Simply switching from an amber lampshade to a white lamp shade can give the room an entirely different look. An article from Elle Decor goes further in explaining:
“Lighter lampshades will allow more light out into the room, while darker shades will make the light more localized and shine above and below the fixture.”
The article goes on to suggests that you don’t even need a traditional lampshade in some circumstances and that different materials can offer some fun ways to decorate with glass or mesh. There are even some lamps where the bulb is exposed and is called “Edison-style” lighting.
Ask Yourself What You Use Your Room For
One interesting facet of creative lighting that you might not consider is the idea of “task” lighting, which is lighting designed for a specific purpose. For example, you might install a task light in the bathroom that’s at a height that will allow you to see yourself in the mirror well without the harsh overhead lights that are often installed.
An article from Apartment Therapy reveals:
“Different activities require different types and levels of light. A well-lit living room will have three different types of lighting: general, task, and accent. These are used at different times of the day and for different purposes, and key to a functional lighting scheme it to know how and when to mix and use them.”
You might have a beautiful lamp in the corner of your room, but what purpose is it serving? Is it just a pretty accent for your space, or does it provide useful light? When you’re lighting from scratch and don’t already have lamps for your apartment, it’s always best to determine which of the following you need:
- Do I need task lighting for a specific purpose?
- Do I need general lighting to illuminate the overall area?
- Do I need accent lighting for style and appearance?
Sometimes, you can combine your lighting types, and you might find that approach easiest if you’re on a budget or you don’t have that much room and live in an apartment. If you’re not sure what type of lighting will look best, consider buying a used lamp on a site like Craigslist. You can often find inexpensive lighting that you can test and maybe even use for the long term.
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