Apartment living is becoming increasingly popular with more people moving into urban areas for work and school. While spacious units can occasionally be found, most are definitely on the smaller side and can feel claustrophobic and cluttered if not decorated with care. Well-considered lighting makes a big difference and can take your compact apartment from dark and dingy to bright and airy.
SAY GOODBYE TO BULKY FLOOR LAMPS
Slender floor lamps are great for small apartments because they take up little floor space. Although small in size, they provide sufficient light and can be used in those awkward, narrow corners where lighting is often neglected.
MAKE THE MOST OF WALL SPACE
Floor space and countertop surface areas are precious in small apartments and need to be used for things other than lighting. With this in mind, wall sconces are the way to go. Not only do they save space, but they can also serve as a decorative feature on your walls if you choose an interesting design. Wall sconces make for great bedside lighting because they free up space on your bedside table for other times such as books and water glasses. They’re also a useful addition to the bathroom and can be used to flank the mirror above the sink.
CONSIDER LAMPSHADES CAREFULLY
Lampshades add a decorative touch to a room, but it’s important that you choose them wisely when living in a compact space. The type of lampshade you use dictates the quality of light offered by your lamp. A lampshade that is light in colour will allow the lamp to emit more light into the room, while a darker shade will only shine light above and below the fixture.
USE 2-IN-1 BATHROOM FIXTURES
The bathroom is usually the smallest room in the apartment. If you don’t have space for sconces on the wall above your sink, carrying out your morning and evening routine can be challenging due to poor lighting. A combined mirror/light fixture saves on space and gives your bathroom a clean, contemporary look.
GO DRAMATIC WITH CEILING FIXTURES
A bold flush mount ceiling fixture will direct attention upwards and tricks the eye into thinking the space is larger than it actually is. By installing a dramatic, oversized ceiling fixture you’re also allowing for brighter illumination of the room which immediately makes it feel more open.
FL189 Standing / Floor Lamp FL137 Standing / Floor Lamp
CA-KLCH-1127/15 Pendant CA-KLCH-1258L/B Pendant
CA-KLW-3139 Wall Light LWL012 SS/W Wall Light
All lights featured can be purchased at Herholdt’s Lighting Division