gloomy apartment decor
My rental was built in 1973 and has the original dark brown wall-to-wall carpet. I'm not allowed to paint my walls anything but the original off-white provided by the complex. My place is dark, dark, dark, and I need more light. Most of my furniture are antiques - more brown - and I have only one east facing window in each bedroom and one set of sliders in the east-facing living room. There is a dark red balcony over my entry. The kitchen is windowless, but thank heaven they let me paint the dark brown cabinets high gloss white. Any suggestions that don't include keeping lamps on all the time which is very expensive and adds to the interior heat?