Ideas for a Comfortable and Bright Apartment

January 3, 2019
We want to show you some ideas for a cozy and bright apartment. You'll see how easy it is to fill your home with light. 

If you’re looking to create a cozy and bright space, you’ve come to the right place. No matter how small your windows are, or how bad the orientation of the space is, you’ll be able to make your apartment look cozy and bright.

Warm colors

To make your apartment comfortable, you should choose light colors. This will make your space look larger and more full of light. But be careful because too much white in your home can make it look cold, which is the opposite of what we want. That’s why it’s sometimes hard to create a space that’s both bright and welcoming.

One way to get the look you want is to paint the walls in pastel colors. These reflect almost as much light as white walls but don’t give off the same cold feeling. The same goes for your furniture colors; choose colors that are light and smooth. However, you should save the prints for your accessories.

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On the other hand, if you choose dark colors like black, dark brown and blue, you’ll be taking the light out of the apartment. These colors only work in larger rooms that get a lot of light.

Decoration is essential for a cozy and bright apartment

Decorating is one of the best ways to create a cozy atmosphere. Decoration can include different elements and personal items in each room. Nothing makes a home more welcoming than showing off the memories you’ve created with friends and family. So, you can use some of these ideas to decorate:

  • Make a special photo collage. Every year we take thousands of pictures that we never use for anything. They just stay on our phones or computers. But don’t assume that printed photos are a thing of the past. You can hang prints with garland, make a collage or put them in a frame to hang on the wall.
  • Souvenirs of trips you’ve taken. If you’re one of those people who gets a souvenir from every place you’ve been to, you should take them out of their boxes and put them in the hallways or the living room. Not only will it make the space more welcoming, but it will remind you of the special memories you made while traveling.
  • Avoid empty space. In order to create a cozy atmosphere, you have to find a middle point between an empty space and an overly ornate one. If a room is empty, it looks cold, which is the opposite of what you want.

Mirrors, your ally for a bright room

The first thing you should do to achieve a cozy and bright apartment is to make the most of the light that comes in through the windows. Sometimes the room isn’t set up well to bring light into it or the windows in the room are very small. And that’s why you have to use other elements to help the light enter the house.

You can radically change the look of the room if you put a mirror in the right place.

Putting mirrors in strategic places is a great way to make a room look brighter. If your home is full of light colors, and you use mirrors correctly to project the light, you’ll notice a radical change.

You should place the mirrors in front of windows or on walls that get a lot of sunlight. This will reflect the light and increase the amount of light that enters the room.

Flood your home with fabric

A house with fabrics is a naked house. So, dress your home up to create a more welcoming environment. There’s such a big difference between walking into a room without any fabrics to walking into one that’s full of curtains, rugs, cushions or tapestries. These are our recommendations:

  • Cushions. Like we said before, you should look for sofas and armchairs in light and smooth tones. When it comes to the cushions, however, you should incorporate prints.
  • Carpets. They bring warmth into the home and they also feel great when you step on them. Although we said that the main colors in the room should be light, be careful when choosing your carpet color. If you choose a very light colored carpet, you’ll have to clean it constantly.
  • Curtains. Curtains fulfill two of the functions we want. They create a more welcoming atmosphere while also bringing more light into the room. Also, choose lighter colors so the light can pass through them.