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How to Choose the Right Lighting for Your Apartment

February 13th, 2018

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Choosing the right lighting for your apartment is a big part of the decorating process. Good lighting not only helps you see, but also sets the mood for each room. Go room to room and check out the lighting that comes standard with your residence and then decide on any extra lights you want to add.

Style Inspiration

Before choosing any lighting fixtures for your apartment, you should consider the overall aesthetic of the home. Are you a big fan of vintage furniture and tapestry wall hangings? Do you plan to furnish with sleek and modern glass tables? As an example, mini-pendants will look great in a contemporary styled apartment while you may want a Tiffany lamp if you’re going for a vintage feel.

Tackle the Corners

Floor lamps are a must if you have any dark corners within your apartment. Floor lamps not only provide better illumination, but also will make rooms appear larger. Floor lamps come in a large variety of styles and designs, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. If you need a lot of light for a room, avoid lampshades.

Create Calming Spaces

In rooms that don’t require bright lighting, use soft lighting to create a soothing atmosphere. Incandescent bulbs create soft, yellow light and are perfect to use at times when you’re looking to unwind and relax.

Add More Natural Light

If you have a dimmer apartment, then you may feel as those you need artificial lighting even during the daytime hours. Light can be added without fixtures with the proper placement of mirrors. Hang a mirror directly across from a window and light will naturally bounce around the room.

Use Less Floor and Table Space

Don’t clutter rooms with too many lamps. As an alternative, choose mounted lights like sconces to add both style and illumination to any room. Ideally, your apartment will include recessed lighting in one or more of the rooms. Recessed lighting stays flush with the ceiling and has the ability to make rooms appear very spacious.

You’ll love the lighting options offered by Township Apartments in Redwood City, California. Recessed lighting is used throughout each of our beautiful residences. Our community is located nearby all major Redwood City attractions and we offer luxury amenities such as a heated whirlpool spa, modern fitness center and business center. Call (855) 809-8627 to inquire about openings or to schedule a tour of our welcoming community.

Spring Fever: How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Season

April 3rd, 2017

TulipsSpring is finally here, and now is a great time to do a little interior redecorating! Looking for some fun, simple ways to decorate your apartment for the season? We’ve got some great ideas!

Brighten Up Your Space With Tulips

Tulips are a staple flower of spring. Bring a little bit of that cheer into your apartment by stopping at your local florist and grabbing an arrangement of fresh tulips to display in your home. Some grocery stores even carry this popular springtime flower, and they come in a variety of bright, cheery hues to add a pop of energizing color to your space.

Add Colorful Bows to Dining Room Chairs

Another quick and simple step you can take to bring the cheer of spring into your apartment is to add some colorful bows to your dining room chairs. Simply head to your local arts and crafts store and pick out some ribbon in your favorite spring colors. Then, tie them into bows around the backs of your dining chairs. If bow-tying isn’t a strength, you can even find pre-made bows at most craft stores. Aim for bright colors and pastels for a true spring feel.

Swap Out Your Throw Pillows

Spring is also a great time to refresh throw pillows on your living room sofa or even on your beds. Pick up some fresh, bright throw pillows from your favorite home goods store and have some fun with them! A mix of fun patterns and bright, solid colors will make your space look more vibrant, and these pillows will look great in your apartment through the end of summer, when you can swap them back out.

Refinish an Old Piece of Furniture

If you’re really feeling crafty, consider refinishing an old piece of furniture or picking one up at a yard sale to restore at a bargain price! Consider, for example, brightening up your apartment space by sanding down an old, dark piece of furniture and repainting it a bright white or pastel color. You can even add some quirky knobs or drawer pulls to make it truly unique. This is a great way to add some one-of-a-kind personality to your apartment without spending a lot of money in the process. And what better time to snag a deal on an old piece of furniture than at a springtime yard sale?

Spring is in full swing at Township Luxury Apartments in Redwood City, CA. Contact us today to find out more about available floor plans!