Ask a Designer: How Can I Make My Rental Brighter Without Installing Light Fixtures? – Washingtonian
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“Concrete ceiling = no light fixtures sama dengan feeling like I live in the cave. It’s a rental. Advice, please? ”
We asked DC designer Byron Risdon of Byron Risdon LLC for his advice:
“There are actually a couple ways to address this, and all are rental-friendly and cost-effective. All of these solutions depend on the layout of your space and outlet locations. Personally, my go-to solution for this problem would be a mix associated with high- plus low-level plug-in options. I would also suggest using smart plugs and bulbs so you can operate the lights from an app instead of relying on a cord or a switch.
“Second: try a mix of low-level lighting. For example, you could have the balance of table and floor lamps throughout the area. Since you have a cement ceiling, I’m going to guess you’re in a more modern space—an arched floor lamp might be a great solution. It looks sculptural and provides some overhead lighting, as well. You could pair this particular with your plug wall options, like sconces and picture lights. This would cast light through different angles, giving you the overall effect you need to lighten up the space. ”