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How I am Brightening Up My Rental Kitchen

My rental kitchen has been a forgotten place for me recently.

Mostly because it is an awkward shape and it feels dark a dull. I tackled this space shortly after moving in back in 2014, but then I moved on without really adding a wow factor to it. Life of a DIY home blogger. The lighting really helps set the mood.

I want to show how efficient lighting can improve how I feel about my space. I am happy there are many solutions to this problem! Even though I am a renter, I love to test different decor in my home.

My kitchen has made quite the transition in the 2.5 years that I have lived in this place.


Autumn is upon us and daylights savings will be over soon. Most people take string lights immediately to their outdoor space to adorn their fences with lighting. But not me.


I took a different approach. Since I am a renter in a smaller apartment in Los Angeles I get to be more creative.

I love these opportunities to make my little home more unique. I definitely start up more conversations with my decor.

The enjoyment of breathing new life into my home and to make it feel cozier. Making it an expression of my personality is my objective.

I wanted to create a cute french cafe-look in my kitchen. To start… I thought cafe string lights would be a perfect way to achieve that look. I am really not a fan of the globe light in my kitchen anyways. It doesn’t emit the best light. I knew these Enbrighten Cafe Lights by Jasco would enhance my space.


I incorporated the TouchSmart Timer with my light set up so that I never have to come home to darkness!  I have the timer set to turn my lights on at 5pm. I felt safe hanging them indoors because of  the fact that they are LED, energy efficient so you never have to replace a bulb.


They work in really any space and are built to last year round continuance outdoor use. They are extremely durable. 

Enter to win a $250 gift card to Amazon.com to purchase your own Enbrighten Cafe Lights by Jasco in the giveaway below!

I want to challenge you to get creative! Where would you put your cafe lights in your home? Let me know in the comments below!

Enbrighten Cafe Lights

*This post has been sponsored by Enbrighten Café String Lights by Jasco and Acorn Influence. However, the opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 

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  • Elizabeth Allison says:

    I would put these beautiful, energy efficient lights not IN my house but right outside on the porch for lovely ambiance. I would time them to come on before I get home so that when I drive up I could appreciate them more. Pick me! ?

  • Clarissa says:

    It looks lovely! You did a great job with the mini re-model! <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  • Josephine Willis says:

    OK, i love them,,, but i have a question,, as you walk in front door of my apartment, there is a “little bit larger than a phone booth” area, that seguays into the living room area.. How could I hang them? that corner of room, even though critacally used, is very dark, and there is no ceiling light fixture- typical cheap California Aptartment with high rent-

    Thanks so much and great job here